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

Sequester: Obama mixes up Star Wars, Star Trek. Nerds rage. Meme born

President Obama's overlapping science fiction references at a pre-sequester presser prompted a quick social media reaction to the flub and an inspired response from the White House.

PHOTO: Kid ranger mails sticks to Yosemite; hope for future restored

Restore your hope in humanity's future with a letter of taped sticks sent to Yosemite National Park by one of its Junior Rangers.

The Sequester: A timeline of federal funding tumult

President Obama is expected Friday to issue a sequestration order for a collection of cuts in federal spending. Here's what it could mean for California, with a timeline of looming events.

James Deen 'porn lecture' gets snow job in Pasadena

A lecture by the boy-next-door of porn was ordered closed by school officials, says the professor of "Navigating Pornography" — a class the administration says doesn't exist.

Christopher Dorner tally: How much does a six-day mountain manhunt cost?

A spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County sheriff's office announced initial estimates for the near weeklong manhunt for fired LAPD officer Christopher Dorner.

Green lit: Biz mag 'Variety' to kill daily print edition, tear down paywall

The near 110-year-old entertainment trade publication is ending its daily print edition and removing the website paywall. It also has three new editors-in-chief.

Life, liberty, live-streams: Bald eagle nest cameras on Catalina

Eagle couple "Wray" and "K01" were recently visited by a stork. Egg number one arrived Feb. 22. Egg two was spotted Feb. 25.

Full moon Monday: 'Snow Moon' falls on sunny LA

City slickers saddled with bright, smoggy interference may want to consider seeking higher, darker ground to view Monday's "Snow Moon."

Oscars 2013: Hollywood to win 'most traffic' on Sunday; Full list of street closures (MAPS)

Attempts to drive through Hollywood this weekend will be met with immense frustration, followed by lateness, followed by sadness, and circling back to frustration.

UPDATE: Betting on the next pope: Oddsmakers blow it with top 15 pope picks

Argentina's Jorge Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, was a consensus 25-1 underdog to be selected at the conclave, according to gambling expert R.J. Bell of

Oscars 2013: Print out our Oscar ballots, bingo cards and play along at home!

Replace the ink cartridge and chill the cheese plate, it's time for the 85th Annual Academy Awards! Here are all the party printables you need.

Oscars 2013: Predictions! Who will win at the 85th Annual Academy Awards

Read the predictions and brush-up on nominee buzz to win "most psychic" at your Oscar party on Sunday. KPCC's crystal ball coverage can help you choose wisely.

Avenging Pluto: NASA finds smallest planet yet

The smallest planet ever found to be orbiting a star like our sun has been measured by NASA's Kepler telescope, the space agency announced this week.

Oscars 2013: Predicting Sunday's winners at the Oscars

Who will win the Oscars? KPCC offers a rundown of likely winners in the Academy Awards Big Four categories based on their awards so far this season.

Bionic eye gets FDA wink: Argus II is approved (VIDEO)

A bionic eye called the Argus II was approved this week by the FDA. The Second Sight Medical Products system could give people with retinitis pigmentosa, a rare, genetic eye disease, the ability to perceive shapes and movement.