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

There's no place like ho... LLYWOOD! Oz's James Franco gets Walk of Fame star

James Franco stars in everything. Even the sidewalk. Related, here's a nightmarish sentence: The new "Wizard of Oz" movie opens this weekend.

Kelly Osbourne collapses on set of E! Fashion Police

Kelly Osbourne was taken to an L.A. hospital after collapsing on the set of "Fashion Police," which she co-hosts with Joan Rivers, Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos.

LACMA bids to buy MOCA

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art sent a formal bid on Feb. 24 to the Museum of Contemporary Art in a move to acquire both of the museum's downtown L.A. locations.

6 things to love about LA's 'The Big Lebowski' turning 15 (very NSFW video)

The Big Lebowski celebrates a decade and a half of the Dude. Some "achievers" are posting thoughtful reflections. Others, curse words.

Valerie Harper, TV's 'Rhoda,' reveals terminal brain cancer

The 73-year-old actress, best known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on 1970s television, say doctors have given her "as little as three months left to live."

LA County-USC hospital: Average ER wait is 12 hours; hospital may add beds

Dramatically overcrowded L.A. County-USC Medical Center may be adding 150 inpatient beds to the hospital. It has 600 — 224 fewer than the aging tower it replaced.

Mahony defends handling of pedophile priests; Benedict's immunity examined

Cardinal Roger Mahony defended his handling of pedophile priests in a new interview, while attorneys are investigating if Pope Benedict XVI is legally vulnerable in retirement.

OJ Simpson's alleged purse-stealing ex is sentenced in Fargo

Christie Prody, O.J. Simpson's ex-girlfriend of more than 10 years, allegedly tried to steal a purse off the shoulder of a woman who was walking into a North Dakota mall.

Vote for LA mayor: 8 things you need to know on Election Day

By cramming in an orderly fashion and knowing the technical basics of how to vote on Election Day, even the underprepared can cast a confident ballot on March 5.

Follow this list! Essential 2013 LA Mayoral Election Twitter accounts

Instead of flooding your feed with dozens of election streams follow KPCC's "LA ELECTION 2013"— a comprehensive collection of real-time candidate chatter.

Study: Tuberculosis takes tricky advantage of antiviral response

TB may be something of an opportunist, invading as defenses are distracted, and employing immune-response trickery to multiply while masquerading as a virus.

Gnarly ocean odor prompts swell of emergency calls

As L.A. and Santa Monica fire department officials fielded calls Sunday about a foul odor — a smell they believed to be an ocean-based offender making its way from Santa Monica Bay — the ripe reaction was being casually logged in the permanent record of social media.

Gun show attracts crowd, protesters in Glendale (photos)

Supporters and protestors faced off outside the Civic Auditorium for what will likely be the last Glendale Gun Show.

NASA thinks this photo looks like the 'Eye of Sauron'

NASA, a Middle-earth space agency.

Sport Chalet comments after store explosion badly burns employees

An explosion at a SoCal sporting goods store sent a 27-year-old woman and 30-year-old man to the hospital with burns covering more than half their bodies.