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

Mike Kelley, LA artist, found dead in apparent suicide

Mike Kelley, a contemporary artist based in Los Angeles but internationally renowned, was found dead in his South Pasadena home Tuesday from an apparent suicide.

Distribute suitcases of cash, get investigated: a Coliseum case study

LA Memorial Coliseum officials are being investigated in a wage payment scandal that saw than $1 million in cash passed to the union without distribution controls.

Feds say tiny radiation leak may have occurred at San Onofre

A small amount of radiation could have escaped from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station after a water leak forced operators to shut down the reactor.

Accused teacher Mark Berndt's bail increased to $23 million

Bail for the former teacher accused of horrific acts against children has been increased to $23 million. The former teacher appeared in court on Wednesday.

McDonald's 'pink slime' will soon be off the menu

McDonald's is planning to ban from its burger recipe a controversial filler known as "pink slime."

Paula Abdul is the latest judge axed from X Factor

Paula Abdul confirmed her upcoming empty seat on The X Factor citing "business decisions" for the departure. Paula took to Twitter to tell the tale.

Updated: Disturbing photos of classroom 'game' led authorities to teacher

Revolting and disturbing details continue to emerge in the case of a 30-year Los Angeles teacher arrested under suspicion of committing lewd acts on 23 children.

Downtown silo explosion sends Panko flour flying

An explosion in downtown Los Angeles on Monday night sent a large cap flying about 150 feet from a flour silo near Little Tokyo.

Controversy grows over UCLA Japanese Garden sale

The proposed sale of UCLA's Hannah Carter Japanese Garden could mean $5.7 million for academic programs.

Pinkberry scoop: Co-founder pleads not guilty to assault

Pinkberry co-founder Young Lee, accused in a tire iron beating of a homeless man, pleaded not guilty to felony assault in a Los Angeles courtroom on Monday.

U.S. accused of detaining two travelers for Twitter joke

Two European travelers claim they were detained overnight after landing at LAX last week because of apparent jokes made on Twitter.

Super size signs causing indigestion and bites in Glendale

Glendale is looking to chop down super size signage, often associated with fast food chains, from the streets of the Jewel City.

Simmer down, Burbank and South Pasadena have tanks

Employing the Mortimer and Randolph Duke usual amount, the South Pasadena Police Department has acquired a tank from the Burbank Police Department for $1.

LA fact finding frenzy follows discovery of Ice Cube's exact 'Good Day'

There is officially no mystery left in the universe. This week, the rap riddle of Ice Cube's 1993 LA-centric anthem "It Was a Good Day," was finally solved.

Cher not dead: the beat goes on for celebrity death hoax

Research be damned and hoaxes denied, Twitter users picked up the celebrity death rumor and passed it on like a socially transmitted disease.