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

What the hail?! Cold weather storm is freaking out L.A.

The less-than-sunny weather that was supposed to leave on Tuesday has decided to stay a while in Los Angeles and get its head together. Temperature highs in the 50s will be crashing on your couch until further notice.

Metro reaches for the emergency brake on South L.A bus line

Transit giveth, and transit taketh away. Metro's 305 bus line, a vital route servicing Willowbrook to Westwood, faces elimination in the not-so-distant glow of the Expo light rail.

11 officers fired 60 gunshots at chase suspect in Koreatown

The "number of officers firing weapons" is likely to be the focus of an LAPD investigation after it was 11 officers fired more than 60 shots at an armed carjacking suspect who led police on a slow-speed chase on Thursday.

L.A. police data hacked, private details published online

More than 100 local law enforcement officers had their private information pilfered and published on a public website prompting a response from the FBI.

Guilty plea in Shepard Fairey 'HOPE' poster criminal case

Shepard Fairey pled guilty on Friday to one count of criminal contempt for misconduct that included fabricating and destroying evidence in his 2009 AP lawsuit.

L.A. Times readers cry 'paywall'

A trend in reaction shows readers seemingly dissatisfied with the terminology of calling the pricing structure a "membership program" instead of "paywall."

Hello paywall, goodbye unlimited free LA Times Web news

Hello paywall, goodbye unlimited free Web news. The L.A. Times will be charging people who don't subscribe to its daily print edition for unlimited online content starting March 5, it was announced on Friday.

Unfed for weeks, 50,000 hens found dead or dying on CA farm

Animal neglect charges may be filed against the operator of a Central Valley chicken farm where authorities found approximately 50,000 dead or starving hens.

Security breach at juvenile hall, teens found having sex

A girl and boy, both 17-years-old, both charged with violent crimes, were found having sex in a co-ed unit at Orange County Juvenile Hall on Feb. 12.

Helicopter collision kills six Camp Pendleton Marines

The Marine Corps announced Thursday that six of the seven Marines killed in last night's midair helicopter collision were from Camp Pendleton.

Feds cut off international rhino horn smuggling ring

20 rhino horns, diamonds, Rolex watches, approximately $1 million in cash, and $1 million in gold bars were seized over the weekend.

3 more arrests: Teachers, coaches suspected of lewd acts with kids

A female LAUSD teacher, a LAUSD assistant coach, and a long-time L.A. area coach have all been accused of sex with students and/or lewd acts with a minor.

California 'Dreamliner'-ing: Boeing's 787 jets into town

In locked and upright anticipation, fans of flying metal are preparing for the Southern California touch-down of Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner.

Nude man in silver car is following women

LAPD detectives are asking for the public's help in finding a naked man who has been following women from bus stops in the San Fernando Valley.

Oscars to reference 'Hollywood and Highland Center'

Sunday's Academy Awards will be announced as "live from the Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood, California," per the request of the property's landlord.