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

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.

Topshop to oust Banana Republic at the Grove

Topshop, the UK retailer with a worldwide following, will be assuming power at the Grove in Los Angeles on the corner currently occupied by Banana Republic.

Brad Pitt to join George Clooney in Prop 8 play

Brad Pitt has joined George Clooney in the the star-heavy cast of Dustin Lance Black's gay marriage rights play "8," set for its Los Angeles premiere on Saturday.

Occupy Education: March 1 protests planned for CA campuses

Occupy Education will be schooling California campuses on March 1 with scheduled protests denouncing cuts and promoting a message that, "education is not for sale."

Guns N' Roses announce LA shows; Slash goes to the Zoo

Guns N' Roses will be returning to the Hollywood Palladium after a 22-year breather. Following the sold-out NY Takeover series, GN'R will be heading west for a Los Angeles version in March, it was announced Wednesday.

Dunkin' Donuts to open in Southern California

Dunkin' Donuts is coming to Southern California, and not just to hang out on the beverage shelves of the supermarket. It's going to live here.

More details emerge in Long Beach school girl's death

The victim, Joanna Ramos, died of injuries from blunt force trauma to the head. The coroner has labeled her death a homicide.

Reason #11 not to leave a briefcase of cash in your Bentley

K-9 police officers were deployed to sniff out burglary suspects who kicked through a window and stole a briefcase of cash from a parked Bentley in Glendale.

20 days of house arrest for Rodney King

Rodney King, the driver whose beating by LA police 20 years ago led to devastating riots, has been sentenced to 20 days of house arrest for reckless driving.

24 hour puppet people: Disneyland pulls a Leap Day all-nighter

Disneyland will be staying open all night for Leap Day. It may be a small world, but not everyone can fit in the park. Go early to ensure un-sleeping beauty status.

Big Banker Theory: '1% tip' lunch bill was an Occupy-flavored hoax

A heated casserole of caustic comments bubbled up around the edges of the internet yesterday when a Newport Beach restaurant receipt, showing a 1% tip, went viral.

Seal Beach to adopt 'child safety zone'

Seal Beach is one step away from officially banning sex offenders from beaches, jetties, piers, parks and nearby parking lots.

Dogs now permitted on restaurant patios

Waiter, there's a dog in my soup. Dogs are now legally permitted on patios to enjoy the luxury of outdoor restaurant dining alongside their owners.

Pasadena's quiet real estate rise

The giant MLS in the sky has been shining brightly on the City of Roses, revealing an interesting truth about the real estate market in Pasadena.