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

8 great Hollywood movie explosions: A farewell to fireworks

As the dust of a billion briquettes settles on America's birthday, we offer 8 Hollywood explosions to carry you beyond the post-party red, white, and blues.

Video: (Humiliating) Fitness trends and celebrity workouts

Need a perfect workout to help you burn off some extra calories from that Fourth of July barbecue? Why not watch one instead?

LA cliche heatmaps: Where the 'hipsters' are; where the 'douches' live

In the absence of news, there are lists. On Tuesday, Yelp, LA Weekly and Travel + Leisure were classing up the Internet with a troika of name-calling negativity.

Sequel! Because one 'Sriracha Cookbook' isn't enough

Randy Clemens, author of "The Sriracha Cookbook," is going for vegetarian gold as he debuts part two of his spicy instructional, "The Veggie-Lover's Sriracha Cookbook."

Fireworks over LA: What to expect when you're expecting explosives (videos)

With all the subtlety of a bull in a body parts shop, July Fourth arrives this Thursday. Make good decisions.

DEVO drummer Alan Myers dies in LA at 58 (videos)

Energy domes are blue today as DEVO mourns the loss of its former drummer, who was with the band when it released its hit song "Whip It!"

FAQ: What Prop 8 and DOMA rulings mean for gay marriage in California at a glance

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal related to Prop 8 and, in doing so, cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California. It also ruled DOMA unconstitutional. Here's what it means.

The leisure activity most likely to get you struck by lightning is —

The link between leisure activity and death-by-lightning has been well established, but it's not golf that's the biggest worry.

Woodblock is the new cowbell: 'Arrested Development' launches real 'Fakeblock' app

Today in "fake things becoming real," is news that Netflix recently launched an app that cashes in on a joke from Season 4 of "Arrested Development." (Previously, the fictional banana stand from Newport Beach went on actual tour in the real world.

Traffic chokes LA, 'Full Throttle' roller coaster opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Full Throttle — billed as the world's tallest and fastest looping roller coaster — opened to the public Saturday at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

8 great roller-skating moments in Los Angeles history (VIDEO)

Heavy is the head that wears the disco ball. To honor the closing of World on Wheels, we laced up and looked back at 8 great moments in L.A. roller-skating history:

Go back to sleep, sun. It's 3:00 am (PHOTO)

Sunrise, sunset?

MacArthur Park's new monument to honor slain Salvadoran archbishop

The Salvadoran community is celebrating the groundbreaking of a plaza in Los Angeles honoring a Catholic archbishop beloved for his advocacy for the poor.

One arrested, three sought in Hollywood Boulevard attack of transgender woman (VIDEO)

The arrest comes two days after LAPD announced a $25,000 reward reward for information in the attack, which left the victim hospitalized with severe injuries.

Jeff Garlin won't face charges after 'Curb'-like incident

According to the Associated Press the following is an actual news story and not an episode summary of the HBO series "Curb Your Enthusiasm."