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

Madonna stalker recaptured after L.A. hospital escape

Madonna stalker, Robert Dewey Hoskins, was recaptured by police on Friday one week after disappearing from a Los Angeles psychiatric hospital.

Marine fatally shot by deputy had daughters in the car

The daughters of Sgt. Manuel Loggins Jr., the Marine fatally shot by an OC deputy in a parking lot at San Clemente High, were nearby in the family's car at the time of the incident,

1,000-cal, vegetarian, 'bacon milkshake' pops up at Jack in the Box

Jack in the Box's new off-menu secret item has popped up with frothy disregard for nutritional responsibility.

Ships banned from discharging sewage within 3 mi. of coast

Beach-goers can expect less sewage in the surf this season thanks to a new dumping rule from the EPA that goes into effect next month.

Fleeing suspect hops from rooftop to rooftop evading capture in Westwood

A suspected car thief spent five hours hopping from rooftop to rooftop in Westwood on Thursday in an effort to evade capture by police.

Disneyland's $1 million Matterhorn makeover

No one will be coming around the mountain of the Matterhorn for the next six months as Disneyland doles out an extreme makeover to one of its popular attractions.

Man pleads not guilty to murder charge in teen soccer player slaying

Jason Alejandro Schumann of Calabasas pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to the murder charge in the shooting death of 17-year-old Francisco Rodriguez on Jan. 11.

More Miramonte pictures found in photo lab computer

200 more photos of students, allegedly taken by ex-Miramonte Elementary teacher Mark Berndt, have been discovered in a CVS pharmacy computer system.

Will the U.S. Supreme Court take the Prop 8 case?

Experts say the U.S. Supreme Court may not take the Prop 8 case following Tuesday's federal appeals court ruling that same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional.

The Simpsons 500 episode marathon begins in Hollywood

The Simpsons 500 episode "Ultimate Fan Marathon" begins today in Hollywood. Participants many break the record for longest continuous television viewing.

San Onofre reactor still down one week later

One week after a radiation leak prompted a shut down at San Onofre, the nuclear plant's Unit 3 reactor remains offline.

Greek Theatre, Hollywood Bowl named best outdoor concert venues in America

The Greek Theatre took a bow as the “Best Small Outdoor Venue of the Year” at the 23rd Annual Pollstar Awards, with the Hollywood Bowl hitting a high note as the country's "Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue.

Martin Bernard Springer is second Miramonte teacher to face charges

Miramonte Elementary School second-grade teacher Martin Bernard Springer will face charges following last week's arrest on suspicion of fondling two girls.

Arrested: sheriff's official found passed out in a stopped car in the middle of the freeway

A top sheriff’s official was arrested Friday under suspicion of drunk driving when she was found passed out and stopped in the middle of the Foothill Freeway.

Prop 8 ruling: appeals court overturns same-sex marriage ban

Prop 8 had a double rainbow moment Tuesday morning as the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the California voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. The ban was ruled unconstitutional in a 2-1 decision.