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

How To (New) LA

Angelenos are facing a protracted pandemic, a reckoning over racial inequity, and a smog of mixed signals about how to exist safely. These guides were created to help you navigate the day-to-day in L.A. as it changes (sometimes literally) minute-by-minute.

Print This Adorable Worksheet We Mailed To LA Kids

These are not typical times, so we did something we don’t typically do — we sent mail to a bunch of children.

What Even Is Postpartum? A Guide to the Other Side of Childbirth

During pregnancy, there tends to be a heavy focus on labor and birth, with far less emphasis on what happens once you get home with the baby. So when KPCC and LAist received a suggestion to do a story about how to prepare for the postpartum phase, we were on it.

What Even Is Postpartum? We Made You A Guide For The Other Side Of Childbirth

We asked for your stories, and you delivered with a clear message: "Plan your postpartum better than your birth." Here's how to do that.

Freeze frame: 5 stone cold videos to welcome LA winter

There’s nothing quite like a loosely stitched, broadly interpreted, thematically nebulous collection of retro videos to celebrate the nearly unfathomable importance of a celestial event. Happy winter solstice, everybody!

Heat hacks: How to stay cool without air conditioning

A heat wave is hitting on Southern California. Find a cooling center near you and get tips for the air-conditionally challenged.

The workplace bills that passed the CA legislature — and a song about them

More than a dozen workplace bills have passed the legislature and are now sitting on Gov. Brown's desk, waiting for a signature or veto. Here's a quick summary.

50 songs for an eclipse: A KPCC playlist

If you're looking up on Monday and happen to notice a hole in the sun, don't be alarmed. It's supposed to be there. Here are some tunes to get you through the darkness.

Memorial Day: 5 videos and 15 songs to kick off summer

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer. We want to help you feel those vibes with videos and music as warm and melancholy as a sunset on the beach.

Oscars 2017: Printable Oscars ballots and bingo cards

The Oscars are this Sunday. It's the highlight of the film fan's calendar, and if you want to take your Academy Awards viewing experience to the next level, we have the tools for you.

Hail to the sun: LA weather to warm your cold, wet heart

Did part of the region experience hail last week? Yes. Is it now experiencing above average temperatures? Also yes.

Sea Otter Awareness Week: They are not sea lions

If you hate puns and adorable marine mammals you should probably look the otter way.

Go Olympic time-traveling with LA Metro

Forget DeLorean. For the next few weeks you can time-travel by Metro — or, at least, you can meet gold-medal heroes of L.A. Olympics past. See our interactive map for the full schedule of who, where, and when.

The air is brown — should I wear a mask?

We asked air quality specialists, health officials, agencies, medical professionals and mask companies. Follow us down the dusty rabbit hole.

How to rid your house of ants

We feel bad for the ants. They desperately need water. But they're not going to find it in our beds.