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

Will 3 million kids eat broccoli for lunch?

Six U.S. school districts, serving a combined total of nearly 3 million lunches every school day, have formed an alliance to keep costs down and the quality of food up.

Someone paid $220K for a Lamborghini in OC, crashed it hours later, fled

Authorities are searching for a couple seen fleeing the scene of the crash in La Jolla, leaving behind the luxury sports car hours after it was purchased.

Attack of the genetically engineered 'good cholesterol' tomatoes

UCLA researchers have genetically engineered tomatoes that mimic the action of "good" cholesterol when you eat them.

PBR Twinkies, Champagne Hot Pockets: One of these just got closer to reality

A judge has approved the sale of Twinkies to a pair of firms, one of which owns L.A.-headquartered Pabst beer. The dream of a beer-soaked snack sponge is closer than ever.

Disneyland has been adult supervision-optional for almost 60 years, but no more

Turns out the reason Disneyland sometimes feels like the most crowded daycare on Earth is because it has operated for almost six decades without an age policy requiring adult supervision.

Visualize war: 10 years and $1 trillion of Iraq War data (infographics)

The Iraq War — which started 10 years ago Tuesday — generated a river of data describing its cost, casualties and impact. We've collected some of the best visual reports for you here.

Kmart 'saddened' by shark death following commercial shoot in Los Angeles

An independent investigator is looking into the death of a white tip shark that showed signs of distress while filming a commercial in Los Angeles on Mar. 6.

Juice ATM: Because nothing says wellness like fresh juice at 4:12 am

Kreation Juicery has debuted a 24-hour fresh juice-dispensing ATM at their new Beverly Hills location.

Cue the shaking jello: A director you never heard of is doing 'Jurassic Park 4'

Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic Park 4" has been given a director — Spoiler alert: It's not Steven Spielberg.

Yippie Pi Day, numbercruncher: Can you forgive Indiana for calling it 3.2?

Pi, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, is the mathematical constant celebrated every year on Mar. 14 by Greek letter geeks and the people who love them.

Update: Veronica Mars movie raises $2 million in Kickstarter cash in 1 day (video)

Veronica Mars, the Kristen Bell fan-favorite teen detective TV series, exceeded its goal in the first day of its planned 30-day Kickstarter campaign.

The 129-hour work week: How to afford a 2-bedroom apartment in CA

"Where in America can a low-wage worker afford a two bedroom apartment? Nowhere."

'Nightmare' renovation: '1428 Elm Street' sells on Genesee Avenue

Freddy Krueger continues to gouge with the news that 1428 Genessee Avenue – the "Nightmare on Elm Street" house – has sold in Hollywood for the chilling price of $2.1 million.

Other programs, you have died of dysentery: USC earns high score in video game design

USC's been named by The Princeton Review as the best graduate school in North America for video game design.

How to make hash oil, explode your house and blow off your hand in 3 easy steps

In the past two months there have been at least three significant explosions in Southern California stemming from home lab production of hash oil.