Eric Zassenhaus Assistant Managing Editor, Digital

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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

Arroyo Seco residents, homeless clash on crime, housing at town hall

At the center of the discussion were the dozens of encampments that have taken root along the 110 Freeway. Residents said they've also seen an increase in crime and drug use.

Arroyo Seco town hall to address homeless issues Tuesday night

Neighborhood groups, police and homeless service providers will meet Tuesday night to discuss what can be done about the growing number of homeless living along the Arroyo Seco corridor.

California surpassed in earthquake count by unlikely newcomer

California is no longer the earthquake capital of the contiguous U.S., and even earthquake capital Alaska has been surpassed by an unlikely new contender, according to a new report.

Cell phone could be issue in fatal crash involving Jenner

Investigators will seek drivers' phone records in a fatal crash involving Olympic gold medalist and reality TV star Bruce Jenner Saturday.

Homeless advocates, antagonists unite for census count

This year, census organizers reached out to groups that can sometimes be hostile to the homeless, encouraging them to take part in the count.

Ventura police seek public's help in grisly attack on homeless man

Police say they're still hoping to talk to potential witnesses in the case of a homeless man who was set on fire near a Ventura beach over a week ago.

LA homeless count: 2015 census gets underway this week

The effort will lead to a better understanding of who and where L.A.'s homeless are. That information then plays a role in determining how funding is allocated across the county.

Watch: Orca pod shows off for paddle-board videographer

Rich German is a prolific videographer from his surfboard in Laguna Beach. This week, he says caught sight of a pod of orcas in the area.

Homeless man recovering after being set ablaze in Ventura

Police say a 58 year-old homeless man is recovering at a USC hospital after being set on fire while sleeping near a beach in Ventura. A passerby used sand to put out the fire before calling police.

SoCal Muslim leader Dr. Maher Hathout dies at 79

Longtime American Muslim leader and interfaith activist Dr. Maher Hathout passed away last night from liver cancer at the City of Hope hospital in Duarte. He was 79.

Rain in LA, snow possible in the Antelope Valley

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory beginning late Tuesday through Wednesday, as a winter storm system swings through SoCal.

Dozens of arrests after motorists attempt to take over 105 Freeway

The California Highway Patrol says it corralled and arrested dozens after amateur racers shut down eastbound lanes of the 105 Freeway early Sunday morning. The activity sparked multiple pursuits as cars scrambled to evade officers.

Ventura County mountain lion darted in residential area

Fish and Wildlife officials say they darted and released a mountain lion that ventured into a mobile home park in Ventura County Friday night.

A boutique brand flourishes at Skid Row women's center

It's holiday crunch time, and in a out-of-the-way workshop a merry craftspeople are hard at work stitching journals and stamping the covers of holiday cards for the busiest season on record.

SoCal storm: Lighter, longer rain patch coming to LA area

The coming showers won't likely be as destructive as those that prompted evacuations and toppled trees in SoCal last week, but they'll last until at least Thursday.