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

Squirrel with bubonic plague closes campgrounds in Angeles National Forest

A plague-infected squirrel has prompted the closure of three campgrounds in the Angeles National Forest.

'Meatball' the Glendale bear reacts to 2014 Rose Parade float

A nicknamed problem bear that gained celebrity by stealing frozen meatballs from a SoCal garage freezer will be depicted on a 2014 Rose Parade float.

Record-breaking shoe collector found dead of apparent 'blunt force trauma'

The body of Darlene Flynn, a Guinness World Record-holding shoe collector, was found dead in her backyard pool on Monday.

Star quality: What the night sky looks like over Joshua Tree

A Dr. Seuss-ian portrait of the night sky over Joshua Tree is Tuesday's featured image on America's Great Outdoors — a Tumblr project of the Department of the Interior.

You are here: 'Saturn Wave' pics show Earth as a dot in space

NASA has picked up its photos from the great Walgreens in the sky. It's the first time Cassini's highest-resolution camera captured Earth and its moon as two distinct objects.

Belly of a whale: Diver nearly 'krilled' off California coast

WARNING: As one might expect from a man who is nearly slurped up by a whale, this video contains profanity.

Los Angeles photobombs Cassini's glamour shots of Earth

All right NASA, I'm ready for my long-shot.

Emmys 2013: The 6 biggest snubs, starting with minorities

Did your favorite actor or television series fall short of potential envelope status?

Navy veteran with amnesia wakes in Palm Springs speaking Swedish

In late February a man awoke in the emergency room of a Palm Springs hospital with apparent amnesia, speaking only Swedish, and calling himself Johan Ek — his four forms of identification said his name was "Michael Thomas Boatwright.

Reddit delivers: Pizza plea answered at LA Children's Hospital

Low-tech adhesives met real-time technology over the weekend when a Reddit user spotted a plea for pizza taped to a window of Los Angeles Children's Hospital.

Rabbits abandoned at Rose Bowl; 'Bunnies all over,' says witness

At least nine rabbits were scooped up by Pasadena animal services at the Rose Bowl on Wednesday night after a truckload of bunnies were set free on the grounds.

DARPA debuts a startling, 6-foot-tall disaster robot

Imagine the future. A disaster has occurred in L.A. and you are trapped. You are scared. You are running out of time. You are rescued. By this.

Slurpee wasted: 11 sick images from 7-Eleven's free Slurpee frenzy

There's nothing like a free cup of clumpy sugar-stew to bring out the creepy in people.

Dead pan: Death Valley cracks down on sidewalk egg-frying fad

Park officials are cracking down on the "leave no trace" policy after an egg cooking video sent people into a sidewalk frying frenzy.

FBI debuts odd PSAs about stealing and bullying

The FBI's new PSA series harkens back to campaigns like "The More You Know." The message: Don't steal. Or cyber bully.