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

Rain with a chance of more rain on Tuesday

Rain, says the National Weather Service, is expected in these parts. Like so many of us, the sky will probably start crying after 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday.

Amen for architecture: Crystal Cathedral changes holy hands

At the holy intersection of business, commerce, art and religion lies the Crystal Cathedral. The landmark church is now owned by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange.

Wilshire shut down, shooting and standoff near Miracle Mile

A portion of Wilshire Boulevard was shut down this afternoon after a shooting near Miracle Mile led to a suspect standoff with LAPD officers.

LAUSD janitor Paul Adame arrested for lewd acts

A press conference was held Monday afternoon to address the latest LAUSD sexual abuse arrest, this time a Chatsworth janitor at Germain Street Elementary School.

Ninth Circuit to rule on Prop 8 tomorrow

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals announced today that it plans to file opinion in the Prop8 case on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m.

SeaWorld thinks PETA's plea to free the whales is fishy

PETA lawyers are set to face a judge on Monday in San Diego on behalf of five orcas at SeaWorld that the animal-rights group wants released on antislavery grounds.

M. Ward sings to the underground at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

M. Ward was digging deep on Thursday night when the songwriter haunted a sold out crowd at the Masonic Lodge inside Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

San Onofre worker falls into reactor pool at nuclear plant

A veteran worker lost his balance at the San Onofre nuclear plant and fell into the Unit 2 reactor pool while trying to retrieve a flashlight last week.

Martin Springer identified as second Miramonte Elementary teacher arrested for lewd acts

L.A. County sheriff's officials confirmed Springer was arrested Friday, less than one week after another Miramonte Elementary teacher, Mark Berndt, was charged with lewd acts involving 23 children.

Susan G Komen reversal of Planned Parenthood funding gets mixed reviews

From insult to outrage to applause, reaction to the news that Komen reversed its decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood has brought mixed reviews on Twitter.

2nd teacher arrested at Miramonte Elementary

A second teacher removed from Miramonte Elementary has been arrested, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Susan G. Komen cures backlash with Planned Parenthood policy reversal?


Man who killed popular Art Center instructor gets 21 years in state prison

Steven Ronald Honma, the Westlake Village man convicted of fatally shooting Norman Schureman at a party in 2010, was sentenced today to 21 years.

Allergan cuts off Lap-Band supply to surgical centers associated with 1-800-GET-THIN

Allergan announced it would cease selling the the Lap-Band weight-loss device to surgical centers associated with the 1-800-GET-THIN marketing campaign

San Onofre tubes with radioactive water show 'unusual' wear

Tubes inside a new steam generator at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station are showing unusual and potentially dangerous signs of deterioration.