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

Videos: Beyoncé lip synced the national anthem; here's why you don't have to love it less

Beyoncé's national anthem at President Obama's inauguration was a pre-recorded track. See how far lip syncing has come since 1984. She deserves a medal.

PHOTOS: 'Superpod' of dolphins, endangered whales spotted off Long Beach

A rare "superpod" of dolphins formed off the SoCal coast not far from the shipping lanes, a dangerous, aquatic crossroads where ocean life collides with port traffic.

MLK Day of Service: Where to volunteer around Los Angeles

MLK Day of Service is Jan. 19. Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by answering one of his most enduring questions: What are you doing for others?

FAA grounds all U.S.-based Boeing 787 Dreamliners for fire risk (Updated)

FAA officials ordered all U.S.-based airlines to temporarily ground their Boeing 787 Dreamliners until a "fire risk linked to batteries" can be fixed.

Flu or cold? How to tell what you have

What are your symptoms? Consult our guide to assess whether you've got a common cold or something worse.

Facebook 'Graph Search' knows all about you, here's what you need to know about it

Facebook "Graph Search" sources your network for precision results, sparing you the hassle of asking everyone you know about the thing you'd like to know.

Photos: Impossibly cute dogs bundled up against the LA cold

Think L.A. residents are dramatic about the weather? Meet our pets.

Echo Park homecoming for 'Lady of the Lake' statue

The Lady of the Lake — an Art Deco statue and local fixture since the 1930s — was returned Monday morning to her original location in Echo Park.

REPORT: Assault suggested in Natalie Wood reopened death investigation

A forensic re-review of Natalie Wood's death suggests the actress — found floating in the ocean off Catalina in 1981 — could have been assaulted before entering the water.

Golden Globes Bingo, ballots, drinking games: play, vote, toast!

The Golden Globes roll out Sunday night with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting the booze-marinated affair. Why should they have all the fun? Play, vote and drink here.

FDA orders Ambien dose cut in half for women

Manufacturers of Ambien, as well as certain other medications containing zolpidem, were ordered Thursday by the FDA to lower the recommended dose by half — for women.

(POLL) Oscars: Who got snubbed? And who would you have picked?

Spanning the disbelief spectrum from disappointment to outrage, here is an exhaustive collection of snubees. Which film do you think deserved a shot at best picture?

NWS: 'Astronomical tides' and other weather warnings issued

Cold temperatures, gale-force winds, snow, beach flooding, and "astronomical tides" are expected in some spots across the region beginning Wednesday night.

Monopoly to kill off game piece: Vote for new token (and to save your favorite)

Cool story, (Has)bro. One of the eight iconic Monopoly tokens will be booted from Boardwalk next month and replaced, possibly with a robot. Vote!

Animal style: LA Zoo's adults-only 'Sexy Beast' fundraiser

The Los Angeles Zoo will be transformed into a den of anthropomorphic amore for a fundraising event "celebrating romance in the animal kingdom."