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

Clark Gable III sentenced to jail for laser pointer vs. helicopter incident

Clark Gable III, grandson of legendary Hollywood icon, Clark Gable, was sentenced to jail today for pointing a laser at a Los Angeles Police Department helicopter above Hollywood Boulevard on July 28.

California high-speed rail chief Roelof Van Ark quits

Roelof van Ark, the 59-year-old head of the California high-speed rail agency, announced his resignation Thursday from the controversial and publicly scrutinized near $100 billion proposed project.

Eddie Van Halen gifts guitars to LA schools

Eddie Van Halen donated 75 brand-new electric guitars to a number of Los Angeles schools that had recently been singing the blues.

El Camino Real High School soccer player a victim of 'targeted' killing

Witnesses say a teenage girl is responsible for the fatal shooting of an El Camino Real High School soccer player that occurred Wednesday night outside the victim's home in Winnetka, according to AP.

Bald Barbie? Group petitions Mattel to create doll to support children with cancer

Ken you dig it? A movement called "Beautiful and Bald Barbie" launched a Facebook page just before Christmas in support of kids with cancer.

Sheriffs will investigate video of deputies striking female bus rider

A Monday night confrontation on a Bellflower bus involving L.A. County sheriff’s deputies and a woman with a violent history, was recorded by a passenger, and has led to a "use of force" investigation.

Stress study says Los Angeles levels are 'unhealthy'

We can't stress this enough, Los Angeles. Chill.

Coachella 2012 line-up faces the music, critics chime in on choices

Coachella 2012 bands, line-up and be counted.

From Avatar To Acrobats: James Cameron Cirque du Soleil 3D feature acquired by Paramount

Paramount Pictures has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the James Cameron executive produced 3D Cirque du Soleil feature, "Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away," the studio announced on Tuesday.

Coachella 2012 line-up announced: Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg headline

Coachella 2012, your line-up is showing.

Jay-Z and Beyonce debut Blue Ivy in song

Perhaps it's the too-close discomfort of being party to someone else's precious moment, but "Glory," the new Jay-Z single featuring the artist formerly known as baby bump, Blue Ivy, is kind of unsettling.

Penis-severing suspect prepares to enter a plea

A California woman is expected to enter a plea this morning to charges she severed a man's penis with a 10-inch kitchen knife and tossed it in a garbage disposal.

Magic Johnson makes move to acquire BlackBook Media

Magic Johnson is taking a shot at BlackBook Media nearly a year after the NBA Hall of Famer purchased Vibe Holdings and became its chariman.

Encore? Hollywood's Music Box theater is closed... for now

All is quiet at Hollywood's Music Box concert venue as reports of the locally-loved rock spot's closure have been confirmed by its promoter Goldenvoice. It is unclear, however, if the shuttering will amount to a moment of silence between sets or a final encore.

Preoccupied police file faulty paperwork for Occupy LA protestors, 7 cases dismissed

Cases filed against seven Occupy LA protesters in the Nov. 30 raid are being dismissed because of incorrect Los Angeles police paperwork.