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

8 things to know before lunch—Too much praise, too much booze, bobble-head selfies

Feel free to snooze — we'll catch you up on the news. Here's a quick review of some of today's stories.

7 things to know before dinner—Busted meters, challenged mergers, more

Feel free to snooze — we'll catch you up on the news. Have a second helping of some of today's stories.

7 things to know before lunch

Feel free to snooze — we'll catch you up on the news. Here's a quick review of some of today's stories.

Echo Park's iam8bit sending world's first pop-art satellite into space (video)

If aliens ever target Earth, iam8bit's Jon Gibson and Amanda White are counting on them having an appreciation for pop art, and a sense of humor.

Disneyland's Haunted Mansion turns 44; foolish mortals rejoice

Disneyland's Haunted Mansion celebrates 44 years in Anaheim on Friday. The Mansion's 1969 short-lived "Hatbox Ghost" reappeared nearby at the heavily-attended D23 Expo.

Oscar-nominated actress Karen Black dies at 74 (videos)

Karen Black, the prolific actress who appeared in nearly 200 films, including counterculture classics "Easy Rider," ''Five Easy Pieces" and "Nashville," has died.

The ultimate 'Back to School' survival guide

Aug. 13 is the official first day of instruction for the "fall" session in L.A. Unified, the nation's second-largest school district. Are you ready?

Beachcombing: 5 Southern California beaches to get to know this summer

With this post KPCC begins a look at the best, most popular or most awesome beaches in Southern California.

Beachcombing Pismo Beach: Wine whimsy, butterfly mobs, clam chaos

Part of our summer series on California's beaches, we take a look at the "Clam Capital of the World," a family-fit funland.

Ben & Jerry's X-rated ice cream lawsuit

The days of buying pornographic videos with names based on Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavors are over.

LA freeway map redesigned as subway system

Designer Peter Dunn makes clean and stylish improvements to L.A.'s tangle of roadways by applying a familiar logic and aesthetic: the subway map.

Popular chicks: Aquarium turns on baby penguin cam (photos)

Two fluffy penguin chicks have been born to first-time parents Floyd and Roxy, residents of the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific.

Do you know this bro? HB cops use social media to ID riot suspects

Huntington Beach police are pounding the social media pavement to identify suspects in the riotous violence that followed the U.S. Open of Surfing on July 28.

Oscar-nominee Eileen Brennan has died: videos of her brilliant career

The Oscar-nominated actress was known for her roles in films like "Private Benjamin" and "The Sting." She was 80.

People are dying to see the 'corpse flower' bloom

Dubbed "Chanel," the notoriously odiferous flower child arrived on campus about five years ago after its mother was pollinated by a specimen at the Huntington Botanical Gardens.