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

Perseids: Pro tips for shooting Wednesday's meteor shower

The annual shower of meteors takes place starting Wednesday. We have advice for how to view them and how to take your best photos, which you can share with us!

Oscars 2015: Printable Oscar ballots and bingo cards

We've got printable Oscars ballots and the bingo cards you need to prove your superiority over your movie-loving friends during your viewing party.

Hanukkah 2014: Making a perfect potato latke (FAQ/recipe)

You only need six ingredients but don't let that fool you. These are the hand shredded, no food processor version for people who like doing things the hard way. It's tradition.

Thanksgiving — The boldest hand turkeys of 2014

The amazing trace is on. Do you have one? Share it with us! And have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Halloween 2014: Best places to trick or treat in LA (...and beyond)

From toddler-friendly blocks to teen-tolerant neighborhoods, KPCC has compiled a map of trick-or-treating hotspots. Did we miss one? Let us know your favorite neighborhood!

'Twin Peaks' is back! Here's what you need to know

Laura Palmer said she'd see us in 25 years, and a quarter century after "Twin Peaks" fire-walked away from TV and theaters, Showtime is resurrecting the David Lynch cult classic with a nine new episodes.

New gastropub may bring Union Station's 'Fred Harvey' room back to life

The well-preserved Art Deco jewel box of a restaurant closed in 1967, and except for appearances in films and TV, has remained locked up. Until now?

Emmys 2014: Everything you need for your viewing party

The Emmys are airing on a Monday this year — Aug. 25 at 5 p.m. on NBC — but don't be discouraged by a weekday party. Here's everything you need to make yours a hit.

When the cheese hits the 'ban' — FDA backtracks on wooden boards

A developing story had the aroma of a robust scandal. In reality, the taste profile of the problem is closer to an old-fashioned miscommunication and backpedaling.

Irwindale drops Sriracha opposition

The Irwindale City Council on Wednesday night unanimously dismissed a lawsuit and public nuisance declaration against manufacturer Huy Fong Foods.

Schwarzenegger: 'Come to LA and crush things in my tank!'

The former California governor is offering you a chance to ride in his M47 Patton tank to raise money for the After-School All-Stars program.

Family Sky: ‘Cosmos’ reboot expanding into half a billion homes

"Cosmos" is expanding. A panel of otherworldly experts and entertainment executives met this week in Griffith Park to talk about the legacy of Carl Sagan and the reboot of his seminal science series.

Oscars 2014: Printable Oscar Bingo cards and ballots

Replace the ink cartridge and chill the cheese plate, it's time for the 86th Annual Academy Awards! Here are all the party printables you need.

25 pictures from the Mezhyhirya, Ukraine's opulent estate

Since Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych fled, thousands have traveled to his luxurious residence to marvel at the mansions, statues, cars, menagerie and more.

Calderon charges: Who's who in investigation of CA state Sen. Calderon

Who are the key individuals in the story surrounding the indictment of California state Sen. Ron Calderon?