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

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.

Coachella 2012 has completely sold out... of tickets

Coachella 2012 has sold out of tickets for both weekends.

Public Enemy to headline Skid Row Music Festival on Sunday

Chuck D and Public Enemy, The Real McCoy, and reggae artist Arise Roots, will put on a free concert for the residents of Los Angeles’ Skid Row district on Sunday, January 15.

Coachella 2012 tickets on-sale Friday morning, aka: How fast can you type?

Coachella 2012 tickets, or rather, what's left of them, go on sale Friday morning at 10:00 a.m.

Heroin burrito was smuggled into LA jail, suspected deputy 'wasn't one of our best,' said LASD

Heroin was the secret ingredient in a bean and cheese burrito that was smuggled into a Los Angeles courthouse jail allegedly by a sheriff's deputy. Ths suspected deputy at one time starred on the Fox reality show "The Academy," and was kicked off for poor performance.