Eric Zassenhaus Assistant Managing Editor, Digital

Eric Zassenhaus
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Eric Zassenhaus is a Sr. Web Editor for KPCC. Before that, he worked as Interim Managing Editor, Digital and as a Sr. Web Producer for the station. Prior to joining KPCC, Eric worked at KTVU in Oakland and assisted mid-career reporters in learning new skills at UC Berkeley's Knight Digital Media Center.

Eric has also served as editor at several magazines and as art director at Tikkun magazine in San Francisco. He has worked at several book publishers, including City Lights Books, where he cut his teeth building the publisher/bookstore's website.

Eric graduated from U.C. Berkeley's Graduate School for Journalism, where he concentrated in Web and multimedia journalism.


Stories by Eric Zassenhaus

Crews brace for high winds near wildfire that burned homes

The last mandatory evacuations have been lifted in a wildfire burning near Interstate 80 in Placer County that burned six homes, and forced closures on a major route last week.

Man attacked while in motorized scooter dies in hospital

Los Angeles police have renewed their call for public's help after a disabled man died Monday, two weeks after he was punched on a Hollywood street in his motorized scooter.

Family, friends identify victims in Irvine crash that killed 5

The 16-year-old driver of the car that burst into flames early Saturday morning on the I-5 in Irvine, killing 5 teenagers, was not a licensed driver, the CHP says. Meanwhile, family and friends of the victims began to grieve.

Timeline: 1940 school shooting in South Pasadena

On the morning of May 6, 1940, South Pasadena Junior High School Principal Verlin Spencer went on a shooting spree that left five dead and one injured. Here is his route based on police and witness reports.

Yosemite wildfire update: 2 firefighters injured, Half Dome reopens

Firefighters battling a wildfire in Yosemite National Forest were able to slow the flames and reopen portions of the park, including the scenic Half-Dome hiking trail.

LAPD Facebook page blows up after cuffing of 'Django Unchained' actor

LAPD North Hollywood Division's Facebook page has been pummeled with angry comments since the alleged cuffing of actress Daniele Watts in Studio City. She maintains she was kissing her boyfriend in public.

LA's homeless: Skid Row's epic clean-up by the numbers

Officials have released details on the results of the first thrust of the $3.7 million effort to clean up Skid Row and provide help to its residents. Is it working?

LA homeless: Extra $214M to coordinate services, programs

L.A. homeless organizations will be getting a $214 million boost to help expand services and ease coordination between the city and county's many agencies.

As NorCal wildfire surges, officials able to call off some evacuations

Fire officials say the Happy Camp Complex fire grew 8,000 acres on Saturday alone as flames swallowed islands of forest and spread to the south and east.

Evacuations in effect in NorCal as firefighters brace homes

A wildfire burning in Northern California continues to threaten homes and other structures, two days after many in the area were evacuated, fire officials said.

Arroyo Seco clean up to extend into next week

L.A. sanitation officials say they're working on a major clean-up effort along the dry Arroyo Seco riverbed in South Pasadena, where a number of homeless encampments have sprung up in recent years, some with their own kitchens and bathroom structures.

Napa Earthquake: Injury tally climbs to 120; 6 critically injured

Six people are in critical condition after an earthquake struck wine country early Sunday. One-hundred twenty have been treated for injuries, hospital officials say.

Brush fire shuts Highway 39, forces campground evacuations

All lanes of California's Highway 39 have been shut down after a small wildfire broke out in the area.

SF nonprofit converts buses to rolling showers for homeless

In San Francisco, a new experiment is underway: converting former public buses into traveling shower stalls for folks in need.

Orange County tries swimming pool warrants to control West Nile virus

In years past, vector control has taken to chucking insect-eating fish into neglected pools that they couldn't get access to. This year, the agency is using court-issued warrants.