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

Ladies and gentlemen we are floating in ACE

The timeless story of a movie legend and her mirrors, a hotel and its vintage building, and a 1,600-seat theater resuscitated by the sound of UK space rock.

Super Bowl XLVIII: 8 things you need to throw the ultimate LA party

How to throw a memorable last-minute party on Super Bowl Sunday — the easy, SoCal way.

Reusable totes are a mixed bag of health hysteria (Poll)

The new statewide ban carries a mixed bag of possible public health concerns.

It's National Hot Pastrami Day in LA: Where will you eat?

National Pastrami Day brings the piled-high crowd to the city's pastrami outpost, Langer's. But there's deli to discover beyond MacArthur Park.

Thanksgivukkah: Game-changing potato latkes for your hybrid holiday (video)

You only need six ingredients but don't let that fool you. These are the hand shredded, no food processor version for people who like doing things the hard way. It's tradition.

LAX shooting: Rumor control—Sorting fact from fiction after Friday's tragedy

As news broke about the shooting at LAX on Friday, a lot of misinformation found its way onto the Internet. We deconstruct some of the worst rumors and speculation.

Granada Hills bear captured following residential chase

A black bear that wandered into a Granada Hills neighborhood managed to elude wardens trying to capture him earlier Tuesday, but was eventually caught.

Are you wearing a racist Halloween costume? Are you sure?

Attention, sexy xenophobes! Help put a stop to widespread small mindedness with an anti-racist costume checklist and simple sensitivity guidelines for candy season.

Bears gonna bear: 'Troublemakers' may have been falsely accused

The black bears in the San Gabriel Mountains are descendants of 11 bears deported from Yosemite in the 1930s — reportedly because they were "troublemakers." But does the story check out?

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