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

It's over: A guide to the End of the World, Dec. 21

A Mayan crocodile that lives in the sky and vomits water has suggested the end of the world will occur Dec. 21. You have been notified. Here's what to do.

How to turn an 'Ugly Sweater' into a cancer fundraiser

Stand Up To Cancer's "Ugly Sweater Holiday Campaign" lets fashion offenders turn their display of disastrous garb into money for cancer research.

10-year prison sentence for Scarlett Johansson nude photo hacker

Hacker sentenced to 10 years in prison for illegally accessing online accounts of Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, Christina Aguilera and more than 50 others.

NASA crashes Ebb and Flow, names a 'corner of the moon' for Sally Ride

NASA/JPL releases crash details for Ebb and Flow and announces the probes' final lunar resting place will be named for America's first woman in space, Sally Ride.

Robots assemble for 'Robo Toy Fest' in Pasadena

'Robo Toy Fest' opened the convention doors bringing together vendors and collectors to swap and sell robots, and hopefully find the droids they were looking for.

Connecticut School Shooting: LA speaks up about guns

SoCal is speaking up on gun-related issues following Friday's tragedy at a school in Connecticut. At least 27 people have died, the majority of them young children.

How to shoot great photos of the Geminid meteor shower

We have some expert photography advice for trying to capture the Geminid meteor shower. It peaks Thursday night, Dec. 13 and can also be seen Friday, Dec. 14.

Nirvana reunion with Paul McCartney at 'Sandy' concert (video)

One man's "driving rock" is another man's "fresh hell." Here are a few reactions to the musical melange. What did you think of the performance?

NASA to crash two spacecraft into a moon mountain

The mission impact of NASA's "Ebb" and "Flow" spacecraft will be met with a literal impact when the twin space probes crash into the moon next week.

McRib challenge: LA's best BBQ vs. McDonald's pork plank (poll)

The elusive, exclusive McRib McReturns to McDonald's on Dec. 17. Let's review what we know, look at options, cover the basics, take a poll, and looks at photos.

Acting! SAG Award nominations for master thespians

SAG Awards nominations were announced with multiple kudos issued to the assassinated, the French, the emotionally distraught, the post-Edwardian and New Jersey.

Apple Maps led Australian motorists into remote 'ghost city'

Apple Maps has been upgraded from bummer to hazard after the app incorrectly positioned the location of a city, stranding drivers in a remote national park.

Conan lights a 'Human Centipede' menorah, no one reacts

The crawling, nine-human mocktrocity — lit for the third night of Hanukkah — earned barely the social media equivalent of a few raised eyebrows.

Randy Newman, Public Enemy in Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2013 inductees

Randy Newman, Lou Adler, Quincy Jones, Rush, Public Enemy, Heart, Donna Summer and Albert King were announced as Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees for 2013.

VIDEO: Snoop Lion sacrifices Marley for Moses, battles Santa Claus

The Long Beach prophet's latest brush with alter ego-ism sees the reincarnated Reggae legend dressed in robes and rap battling Santa Claus.