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

Cadaver dog 'Indiana Bones' found severed hand in Hollywood

LAPD says whoever is shopping a photo of the severed head isn't doing anything illegal but it's 'maybe immoral and terribly unfortunate'.

High fives for 'Hand Jive' composer Johnny Otis, dead at 90

Johnny Otis, the "godfather of rhythm and blues," actual father of Shuggie Otis, composer of "Willie and the Hand Jive," producer of Big Mama Thornton's original "Hound Dog" recording, and the fellow who suggested the Creolettes' lead singer Jamesetta change her name to Etta James, died Tuesday at his home in Altadena, CA.

Catalina Island Fox outsmarts extinction

The Catalina Island Fox, an omnivorous fox subspecies found only on Santa Catalina Island, has outwitted extinction in an unprecedented creature comeback.

Human feet found near head in Hollywood

The body part tally in the Hollywood Hills continues to climb.

TSA 'PreCheck' arrives at LAX with speedy security options

A new, passenger screening program could see travelers flying through TSA security ASAP at LAX. "PreCheck" touches down at Los Angeles International Airport today.

Accused OC killer gets 15 seconds with lawyer, plea postponed

Itzcoatl Ocampo, the 23-year-old former Marine accused in the brutal serial killing of four homeless men in Orange County, appeared in a cell on Tuesday at a Santa Ana arraignment that lasted less than five minutes before being postponed.

Weapons of muck destruction found in Echo Park lake drain

Waterlogged weapons went on display Tuesday night at a progress meeting for the Echo Park Lake rehabilitation project.

Titanic story of a Downey family's cruise ship escape

Told by the mother that survived the deadly five and a half hour ordeal.

Human head found near Hollywood sign hiking trail

LAPD is looking for additional body parts in the area.

Francisco Rodriguez murder suspects have "extensive criminal records"

Los Angeles police announced the arrest of 24-year-old Jason Schumann and 19-year-old Elizabeth Ibarra — both on parole and with extensive criminal records — in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Francisco Javier Rodriguez, Jr.

Chuck D on Obama's car, Snoop's heart and LA's skid row

KPCC speaks with Chuck D about Public Enemy's involvement with "Operation Skid Row" and the Occupy movement.

2 arrested in teen soccer player killing

The El Camino Real student was fatally shot in front of his Winnetka home last week. Details will be announced at 3 p.m.

LA nonprofit head admits to $100K theft

Jacqueline Gelfand, the ex-head of a Los Angeles nonprofit organization, has admitted to stealing over $100K.

$23,810 for 4 Coachella tickets?

Coachella 2012 sold out of remaining passes in three hours on Friday, setting off a frenzy of fiscally outrageous secondary options.

Shhh! OC is one of the quietest counties in the U.S.

When you can't hear the train, that's when the train is coming. And that's exactly how Orange County wants it.