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 Mother's Day activities that have nothing to do with brunch

From ping pong tournaments, to indoor skydiving. From bra fittings, to Asian gardens. From Von Trapp, to Tom Jones. This is not your mother's Mother's Day guide.

Employee burns to death inside industrial pressure cooker; Bumble Bee tuna processing plant cited and fined

The body of a 62-year-old worker was found last October inside an industrial oven at the company's tuna processing plant in Santa Fe Springs, California.

Nestle Crunch 'Girl Scout Candy Bars': The presale begins

Nestle Crunch's limited-edition Girl Scout Candy Bars are returning for a second year, and will be available through a special online presale beginning Thursday afternoon.

San Diego metal band addresses fans following arrest of frontman

Heavy metal band As I Lay Dying has posted a message to their fans about the arrest of their frontman Tim Lambesis in an alleged murder-for-hire plot .

First male harbor seal born at Aquarium of the Pacific (photos)

Prepare to hug your computer. Here are 7 brand new baby seal photos to remind you why you love baby seal photos.

Jeanne Cooper, star of 'Young and the Restless,' dead at 84 (videos)

CBS says Jeanne Cooper, soap opera star of the network's "The Young and the Restless" for nearly 40 years, has died at the age of 84.

Man arrested after turning in pipe bomb at LA gun buyback

Man told officers that "God no longer wanted him to use that bomb to blow up the Hollywood sign. Now he wanted him to turn it in," said L.A. Police Chief Charlie Beck.

'Make Music Pasadena' dares you to see 150 concerts in 12 hours (mixtape)

Make Music Pasadena 2013 puts forth this challenge on an upcoming Saturday — June 1 — with the promise of free music blooming all across the City of Roses.

Welcome to the jungle: LA Zoo gets $2M to grow audience, awareness

What can you do at the L.A. Zoo? A new breed of outreach is set to raise human awareness about the L.A. Zoo's mission, exhibits and wildlife conservation programs.

Stop-motion effects master Ray Harryhausen dies, 92 (video)

Special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen died Tuesday. Harryhausen brought to life a wide variety of creatures, utilizing stop-motion animation in the pre-CGI era.

The beach app Malibu residents really don't want you to have

A new app spilling beach-access secrets of the rich and irritated could be washing ashore in Malibu this summer.

Plane breaks hypersonic flight record off Calif. coast; 5x speed of sound

What happens when a scramjet engine is activated? Imagine "lighting a match in a hurricane and keeping it lit," says Boeing in a video released Friday.

Attention teethers: Sofie the giraffe is at the LA Zoo

Sofie, the Los Angeles Zoo's new giraffe calf, was born April 22 weighing in at 135 pounds and standing six feet tall. Can you guess who she was named for?

UCI Asian-American fraternity imposes self-suspension over blackface video

An Asian American fraternity at UC Irvine has imposed a yearlong self-suspension after a music video showing a member in blackface sparked community-wide outrage.

Rolling Stones '50 and Counting': Should they retire? (poll/quiz)

With musical contributions immeasurable, endurance unprecedented and a combined age of at least 275-years-old, one question remains.