Lisa Brenner

Associate Editor, LAist

Contact Lisa Brenner

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

100-year-old LA Port pier to become modern marine research center

Mayor Villaraigosa and Port of L.A. officials announced plans for the 28-acre campus — situated at the Port of L.A.'s City Dock No. 1.

VIDEO: NASA names future Mars mission candidates

Eight candidates — half of them women — were chosen from among 6,000 applicants, the second largest pool in history, according to NASA.

Echo Park Lake is released from rehab: From toxic bummer to wildlife gem in 2 short years

Echo Park Lake has been "unwrapped," as sections of green construction screen come down in advance of Saturday's grand re-opening.

What are you doing this weekend? This 15-year-old is graduating from UCLA

Moshe Kai Cavalin is getting a bachelor's degree in mathematics, and he's not done yet: He wants to get a driver's license.

The $82,000 spot or: How I learned to stop parking and love valet

In Los Angeles, you might see homes selling for $100,000 over list, but in Northern California cars are paying a steep price of their own.

VIDEO: Snarled in downed power line, SUV nearly flips on Echo Park street

The accidental booby trap lifted the SUV onto two wheels, spun it to the side, and slammed it down into the back of a pickup truck on Glendale Boulevard.

Sunshine, lollipops, and chromospheres: NASA prepares to launch IRIS into the sun

In a hangar at Vandenberg Air Force Base, a solar observatory named IRIS is preparing for launch.

LOST DOG! 200 pounds, wearing sneakers, made of pink resin (photos)

Release the hounds — authorities in West Hollywood are on the trail of a dog statue that strayed from its public viewing space on Monday, perhaps as a prank.

Dawes and Fender dare you to do one of their songs better

L.A.-based folk rock conquerors Dawes have launched a new "covers competition" that teaches you one of the band's new tunes and dares you to do it better.

Black bears in San Gabriels descended from Yosemite 'troublemakers'

The devil-may-care bears of the San Gabriel Mountains: "It's not a bear problem, it's a people problem." (BLACK BEAR SAFETY TIPS)

100+ animals saved from pet store fire near 'Grilled Cheese Truck' operation (video)

More than 100 firefighters battled the blaze, some animals did perish, no people were hurt. It's unclear how the fire will affect Grilled Cheese Truck operations.

My! Movies come and go so quickly here!: 'The Wizard of Oz' in IMAX 3D for one week

Often recognized as "the diamond anniversary," MGM's classic "The Wizard of Oz" will instead be celebrating its 75th anniversary this year with giant rubies in 3D IMAX.

$45 chocolate bar: Compartés gets crafty with wrapper workshop

Be your own "Wonka" this month when Compartés and PBS' Craft in America team up at the Los Angeles study center for a "chocolate bar wrapper workshop."

'Game of Thrones': When the screaming stops (reaction videos)

There will be no escaping the sound of swords and screaming and slicing and gasping as evidenced by the fallout from Sunday's episode.

'Sopranos' tops 101 best-written TV shows: Vote your favorites (polls)

Do you agree with the Writers Guild list of the 101 best-written TV shows ever? Break the ties between "Freaks and Geeks" and "Moonlighting"! Let us know which shows were slighted!