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

Delayed docs on genetically modified salmon released by FDA

A delayed document in the approval process of the first genetically engineered animal for human consumption was quietly published on the FDA website.

Pop culture: Champagne's 5 most sparkling moments

From Kermit to Casablanca, here are five pop culture benchmarks in honor of the bubbly tempest. Welcome to New Year's Eve, the champagne of holidays.

80 acres of Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve decimated, Audubon Society furious

Count bird lovers among the outraged following the Army Corps of Engineers' decimation of 80 acres of wildlife refuge last week.

Construction to start on W. hemisphere's largest seawater desalination plant

The Carlsbad facility should produce 50 million gallons of water a day — surpassing output at plants in Trinidad and Tobago — and supply 7% of the region by 2020.

Master keys found on auto theft parolee arrested in mid-street hold up

An armed man stood in the street by a stolen car and demanded, with gun in hand, money from employees arriving at a Garden Grove business Thursday morning.

Netflix streaming crashes on Christmas, Amazon servers prime suspect

A number of servers crashed on Christmas Eve causing a Netflix "instant streaming" outage lasting more than 20 hours.

From Carson's turban to Spock's ears: 10,000 pieces of TV history need a home

James Comisar has collected some 10,000 items of TV memorabilia and is seeking a permanant home to display his heroic archival efforts. He would like a museum.

NORAD tracks Santa: You can too

When NORAD isn't busy monitoring the sky for missile attacks and space invaders they're outright stalking Santa Claus.

Rewritten wills and board resignations, Catalina Conservancy implodes

The departed parties point to problems with Catalina Conservancy Executive Director Ann Muscat, citing conflicts over leadership and disagreements about tourism.

2,643 Medi-Cal cards accidentally mailed to the wrong families

The affected BIC cards were meant for some of the children making the Jan. 1 transition from the Healthy Families Program to Medi-Cal.

Around the world in 40 photos: Earth celebrates still being here

To the delight of many around the planet, the sun did on Friday what the sun does every Friday, time and time again, time zone after time zone.

SoCal takes shots at the NRA, shows little support on social media

Wayne LaPierre imagined aloud about "the shocking headlines you'll print tomorrow " seemingly unaware of what was being typed and transmitted at that very moment.

The best and worst times to be at LAX: 2.24M holiday travelers expected

LAX considers the holiday season to be the 13-day travel period beginning Dec. 21 (the day the world is supposed to end), through Jan 2 (provided it doesn't).

S.S. Coachella: Debauchery and disco(urse) on the high sea (photos, music)

The double cruise music festival is currently adrift on an ocean not near to you. Ship #1 set sail for the Bahamas Dec. 16. Round 2 pushed off for Jamaica Dec. 19.

DMV 2013: New laws and old plates

A look at some of the new California Department of Motor Vehicles laws that will take effect beginning Jan. 1, 2013.