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

VIDEO: Hot air balloon wedding crashers land in SoCal yard

A hot air balloon crashed Monday in Southern California sending a 14 people, including two very new newlyweds, into the yard of a San Diego home.

New bill could stop cities from ticketing at broken meters

State Assemblyman Mike Gatto has introduced a bill that would curb the city of Los Angeles from ticketing drivers who park at broken parking meters.

Elvis birthday guide: 10 locales in LA 'pelvis history' (MAP/VIDEO)

In honor of what would have been Elvis Presley's 78th birthday, KPCC compiled a list of L.A. spots once graced graced by the presence of The King’s swinging pelvis.

CES 2013: How to track the convention's gadgets, trends & news

Beeping and blooping takes on neon and coin jangles at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Here's how to track the happenings from home.

'Antisocial' Kobe Bryant joins Twitter

"The antisocial has become social," said Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant via Twitter on Friday. It was the first tweet from his verified account.

Are the Rolling Stones headlining Coachella 2013?

Rolling Stone magazine reports heavy hints have been dropped in support of the headlining theory, noting it would be their first U.S. festival since Altamont.

Race for LA mayor: Watch archived video of Thursday night's debate

Watch archived video of Thursday night's debate among the candidates for Los Angeles mayor.

Field of 'Dreamliners': LAX launches Boeing 787s to Japan and Chile

Boeing 787 Dreamliners: United expanded service with its first regularly scheduled 787 route between LAX and Tokyo. LAN celebrates its inaugural US flight to Chile.

Helen Mirren honored with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame (Photos/Video)

Helen Mirren was honored Thursday with star no. 2,488 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Giant Panda blood has antibiotic that kills 'superbugs' (Video)

A substance found in the blood of endangered Giant Pandas could lead to new antibiotics to help preserve the health of humans.

Fandango records 57 percent increase in ticket sales last year

Movie website Fandango had a record-setting 2012 with noteworthy increases seen in ticket sales, online traffic and mobile usage.

Jon Stewart to host Bruce Springsteen tribute show in LA

Jon Stewart will host the 2013 MusiCares tribute to Bruce Springsteen. Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Elton John and a dozen more to perform on Feb. 8 in Los Angeles.

Your Photos: Rose Parade 2013 — 'Oh, the Places You'll Go'

KPCC shares the photos you shared with KPCC and the world! Check out our tips on how to take the best Rose Parade photos, and how to share them with us.

2013 Rose Parade: Traveling bands, exhausted fans, float winners (photos)

The bands chosen for this year's Rose Parade came all over. Pasadena City College honor band travelled a few blocks. The Banda El Salvador travelled four days.

Advisory: Winter winds through Wednesday, cold continues

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory — winds of 35 mph or greater — for Los Angeles and other areas in the region beginning Tuesday.