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

Lil' Wayne on the train: Commuters caught in cultural experiment learn 'How to Love' on the subway

Local commuters were a captive audience earlier this month when a Los Angeles-based cultural experiment took to the Metro in a coordinated effort to answer the question, "What the hell is love anyway?"

Like a rolling stoned: cyclist toting 23 pounds of marijuana arrested in South Pasadena

Night riding without a front headlamp and rear reflector will get a bicyclist pulled over in South Pasadena. Carrying 23 pounds of marijuana in an Igloo water cooler while night riding without a front headlamp and rear reflector will get a bicyclist arrested.

M is for Mitt Romney wants to fix the budget by adding ads to 'Sesame Street'

Republican presidential candidate Mitt "Corporations Are People, M' Friend" Romney put forth a budget balancing plan in Iowa on Wednesday that targets public funding for the arts, and to aims put advertisements on PBS.

Stay classy, San Diego: 1500-gallon sewage spill forces beach closures

San Diego County health officials have closed beaches near San Elijo Lagoon following a 1,500-gallon sewage spill discovered Wednesday morning.

Heimlich Maneuver added to Ducks' playbook as Oregon star saves choking 'Beef Bowl' diner

Mark Asper, the 6-foot-7, 325-pound offensive lineman for the Oregon Ducks is used to protecting his quarterback. Wednesday he saved a choking television writer at a Beverly Hills steak house.