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

UC logo: New 'Boldly Californian' mark draws shaky support (Poll)

Is it possible for an initially despised logo to peacefully assimilate into society? Ask the UC system in about a year. What do you think of their new look?

36,000 rubber ducks seized for excessive phthalate levels

Decorated ducks decked out for the holidays were snatched by specialists at Southern California ports on Dec. 4, according to CBP officers.

Bruce Springsteen transforms Anaheim into the Bossiest place on Earth

Bruce Springsteen is an incontrovertible force of nature — nothing short of one can drive 16,000 people to Anaheim in rush hour on a Tuesday.

Unclaimed ashes of 1,656 people to be buried in mass grave

Los Angeles County will bury the unclaimed cremated remains of 1,656 people in a mass grave at the L.A. County Crematory and Cemetery in Boyle Heights on Wednesday.

NASA lets new rover go over in 2020, announces multi-year Mars program

Mars is ours for the forseeable future, NASA announced Tuesday with plans for a multi-year program that includes a 2020 launch date for a new robotic science rover.

Photos: NASA's Opportunity rover finds 'newberries' on Mars, may contain clay

Opportunity — the solar-powered six-wheeler that landed on Mars in 2004 — has uncovered hints of clay minerals along the western rim of the massive Endeavour crater.

Kate Middleton is pregnant, hospitalized with royally bad morning sickness

Middleton was admitted to London's King Edward VII hospital on Dec. 3 with a severe form of morning sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum.

'Unique LA' fair wares: From Astatine coasters to Zuchon ponchos

Angelenos engaged in low-impact shopping, filling up on sustainable this, eco-made that, and a heap of hand-crafted holiday cheer for the 2012 gift giving season.

Homes being fumigated become tented targets for burglars

Houses covered with tents filled with poison are not enough to keep out some thieves. Fumigation burglaries are on the rise with 20 reports in the past few weeks.

Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' turns 30: How zombies changed pop

Michael Jackson's fame-changing chart-killing album turns 30. To underscore the album's extraordinary achievement, we revisit the exceedingly grim context of its release.

Grapefruit drug interactions linked to 85 medications, says study

A growing number of prescription medications can have serious, sometimes deadly, side effects when mixed with grapefruit, according to a new study.

LAFD ambulance riders urged to call IRS after billing breach

Personal information may have been stolen from hundreds of LAFD ambulance riders last year in a scheme to obtain illegal tax refunds from the IRS.

How many female filmmakers does it take to break a Sundance record?

For what appears to be the first time in Sundance history, an equal number of male and female-directed films were selected for the U.S. Dramatic Competition.

Megabus returns to LA, expands service in time for holiday travel

L.A. has a busload of new travel options. Beginning Dec. 12, the wheels on the city-to-city Megabus will go round-and-round from Union Station to Vegas, SF and more.

FDA flexes new food safety law to shut down Trader Joe's peanut butter plant

The largest organic peanut butter processor in the U.S. was shut down by the FDA following a massive recall and 41 salmonella poisonings in 20 states.