Lisa Brenner

Associate Editor, LAist

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Lisa Brenner is the associate editor for LAist at KPCC.

Lisa joined KPCC in December 2011. Prior to that she led content direction as co-editor of LAist, many moons before KPCC bought it.

Lisa has written and produced arts, culture and news content for print and online publications, including MTV, Glamour and, where she previously served as Music Editor and Managing Editor of the entertainment and lifestyle website.

She worked on the 20th Century Fox studio lot in creative licensing for Fox Music publishing, where she co-created the department's first online store and mined the musical catalogue of film scores, TV themes and soundtracks. Prior to Fox, she coordinated large-scale film, commercial and music video productions.

Lisa earned a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University in Media Studies with an emphasis in film and television. Her dad says she majored in watching TV. He's not wrong.

Stories by Lisa Brenner

Woman killed by cannon fire in San Diego County

A 33-year-old woman is dead after a homemade cannon went off outside of her mobile home in San Diego County on Tuesday.

North Hills kindergarten teacher removed for 'inappropriate behavior'

Parents were notified in March 1 letter that a kindergarten teacher was removed from Lassen Elementary after allegations of inappropriate contact with a student.

72 arrested in 'Occupy the Capitol' tumult

Demonstrating against the rising costs of higher education, protesters descended on the state Capitol on Monday for a rally that resulted in 72 arrests. Four people were pinched by police early on, notes the L.

Condom law now in effect for L.A. porn actors

Like an improbable premise to an adult film, the law requiring porn actors in L.A. to wear condoms is in effect -- now all they need is a team of enforcers...

Serpent sightings: Rattlesnakes out of hibernation in SoCal

While it's unusual to see so many fangs so early in the year, unseasonably warm temperatures have signaled the end of hibernation for a number of slitherers.

Lenny Dykstra sentenced to three years in state prison

Lenny Dykstra, the former fielder for the Mets and the Phillies, was taken into custody after being sentenced Monday in Los Angeles to three years in state prison.

Dodger Stadium attack victim Bryan Stow moved from hospital to rehab

Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan attacked to near death outside Dodger Stadium last year, is leaving the hospital for a rehab facility, the family said.

CA GOP spokesperson apologizes for offensive tweet about Krystal Ball

A California GOP spokeswoman has issued an apology after a "slut"-related comment via Twitter about MSNBC Democratic political strategist Krystal Ball.

Emerson College goes Hollywood with $110M L.A. campus

Emerson College, stopping just short of lovingly pre-chewing students and spitting them directly into the mouth of hungry Hollywood, will be opening a new campus in LA.

Security black hole? NASA hacked, laptop with Space Station codes disappears

NASA issued a report this week detailing startling breaches that suggest a universe of trouble in the agency's security department.

Worried about the 405 closures?

We talked to Metro spokesperson Marc Littman and asked why there seemed to be much less fanfare and public outreach about the upcoming closures.

High winds tip big rig and down power lines in SoCal

From the mountains to the coastlines, Santa Ana winds have prompted High Wind Warnings across Southern California until 2:00 p.m. on Friday.

Schlepgate 2012: Planned 405 freeway closures begin Friday

Carmageddon's attention-starved cousin will arrive this weekend with a trunkful of 405 closures likely disrupt the city's stop-and-go flow.

SWAT storms bank, frees hostage, shoots suspect (Updated)

The hostage situation at a Buena Park bank has ended. The bank's doors were blown open and police entered the building with guns drawn around 3:00 p.m.

Manager being held hostage at Buena Park bank

A dangerous situation is unfolding at Buena Park bank where a gunman is holding at least one person hostage, NBC LA is reporting.