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

Xombie rocket tests vertical landing near LA

The privately built "Xombie" rocket made its first free-flight at the Mojave Air and Space Port about 90 miles north of Los Angeles earlier this month.

The TBD Theatre: Kodak name to be removed

Eastman Kodak wins approval to end sponsorship of the "Kodak" Theater. Approaching the Academy Awards, the venue finds itself in the throes of an identity crisis.

White Wednesday: A light blanketing of SoCal snow photos

Snow in the Southland means a blanketing of frosty photos online. Be sure not to miss the world's tiniest snow ball on a blade of shag carpeting.

Whitney Houston funeral is private, music comforts the public

Whitney Houston funeral details remain unchanged -- it will be a private service, planned by her family, at a church in her hometown of Newark, N.J. No public memorial has been set.

Man arrested at LAX in connection with death of LA firefighter

A man was being held by authorities on Wednesday in connection with the death of Los Angeles firefighter Glenn Allen who died in Hollywood Hills blaze last year.

Slow and low that is the tempo: CA to add 500K jobs

California's jobless rate is expected to drop to near 10 percent in the next two years with the addition of 500,000 jobs. Experts call the economic trend "modest growth."

Chainsaws just got more dangerous: thousands rrrrrrrrrrrrecalled

Simply because the flywheel might possibly break apart and send parts flying into users and bystanders, thousands of STIHL MS 391 chain saws are being recalled...

Code orange: California citrus trees are under attack

San Bernardino takes steps to keep the incurable Huanglongbing disease -- a "death sentence" for trees -- out the state's commercial citrus groves.

Simi Valley addresses a heroin 'epidemic'

Simi Valley residents held a community meeting on Monday to discuss the heroin "epidemic" that's claimed 14 lives in the past year.

Matt Groening gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Matt Groening, creator of "The Simpsons" and recent $500,000 donor to UCLA, will be honored Tuesday with star no. 2,459 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Variety and The Vandals settle punk lawsuit over album cover

Variety initially came after the group for their use of lettering on the 2004 "Hollywood Potato Chip" album cover, claiming it resembled their trademarked logo.

What Beverly Hills police are not saying about Whitney Houston

Police today talked about all the things they will not talk about regarding Whitney Houston, confirming few details in the investigation of her tragic death.

Actress helping injured animal in Griffith Park struck by two vehicles, killed

A woman was killed after being struck by two vehicles on Forest Lawn Drive while attempting to help an injured animal. Authorities say a vehicle fled the scene.

15-year-old jumps to death on high school campus in apparent suicide

The death of a 15-year-old male student at Crescenta Valley High School on Friday is thought to be a suicide, Los Angeles sheriff's officials said at a news conference.

Tesla Model X charges ahead at L.A. debut

Tesla Motors' electric vehicle factory will soon shift gears (wink) to include construction of an all-wheel-drive, seven-passenger crossover utility vehicle.