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

'KISS' robber rolls all nite, hides out every day

KISS robber was made for robbin' you, baby.

Not the day to play with matches: Santa Ana wind fire danger

A significant and dangerous wind event with conditions conducive to rapid fire growth, is expected across Ventura and Los Angeles from Friday to Saturday afternoon.

Manhattan Beach journalist kidnapped by Somali pirates

Manhattan Beach surfing and travel journalist Michael Scott Moore was taken hostage in Somalia on Saturday while researching a book about Somali pirates.

How could Glendale not want this artistic masterpiece?

Noses are up and thumbs are down in Glendale where officials have rejected a donated public art piece for the first time in more than ten years.

Pioneering Caltech DNA researcher Roy Britten dies at 92

Roy John Britten, a pioneering Caltech DNA researcher and Princeton Ph.D nuclear physicist, has died at age 92, Caltech officials announced Thursday.

L.A. traffic cop fired for porn appearance wants his job back

The hearing examiner was shown every frame of Dancler's role in the film that included public groping, spanking and other acts with an adult star.

Octomom babies turn a collective 24 years old today

Octomom Nadya Suleman is celebrating a birthday with eight of her babies. The world's only complete set of octuplets were born to the single mother three years ago.

Philippe's celebrates Groundhog Day by raising coffee price 400%

Philippe's 9-cent coffee will be but a shadow on Feb. 2 when the landmark L.A. French dip depot raises the price of their hot, wet caffeine to a whopping 45 cents on Groundhog Day.

Los Angeles travel reports shows 'impressive growth' in tourism

Los Angeles travel increased 4.2 percent in 2011 with a record setting 26.9 million people visiting the city, and spending an estimated $15.2 billion, the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau announced today.

Redistricting map of Los Angeles proposes a puzzling picture

The city's Redistricting Commission has puzzled out a new political picture of Los Angeles that proposes pushing the boundary lines for 15 City Council seats.

MPTF to admit new residents to famous Hollywood nursing home

The Motion Picture & Television Fund nursing home in Woodland Hills will immediately begin admitting residents to the famous nursing home after a controversial 2009 decision to close the facility.

SoCal landfill searched for murder weapon in teen shooting

The search is on for the murder weapon used in the targeted killing of 17-year-old El Camino Real High School soccer player Francisco Rodriguez.

Sativex seeks approval, lights up marijuana debate with FDA

Sativex, a pot-based prescription drug spray derived not from a synthetic equivalent but from the cannabis plant itself, is jonesing for U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval more than 25 years after the first synthetic THC capsules were swallowed.

500 people walking slowly down a hill: Pacific Standard Time takes on public art

Public art had its slow-moving moment in the late-morning sun with a large-scale reinterpretation last weekend of a 1980 Lita Albuquerque earthwork called "Spine of the Earth."

Unfazed by taser, officers shoot and kill pole-wielding man

A witness video of a fatal shooting in a Carl's Jr. parking lot on Monday appears to show the third time in three days that Los Angeles County authorites used lethal force on a suspect.