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 stamp out brush fire near Burbank golf course

A one-acre brush fire that had been burning near a Burbank golf course is now fully contained. Crews are on hand to clean up hot spots in the area and make sure it doesn't reignite.

Inglewood officer shoots man wielding 2-foot sword

An Inglewood police spokeswoman says an officer fatally shot a man who was using a 2-foot sword to smash the windows of police cars.

Crews gain on 2 wildfires burning north of LA

Fire officials say they've gained the upper hand in two wildfires that have scorched areas in Castaic and Los Padres National Forest.

Police ID body of missing Orange County woman Maribel Ramos

At a press conference Friday afternoon, Orange County officials said they had identified the body discovered the day before as that of 36-year-old Maribel Ramos.

Crews report 75 percent containment in Castaic

Santa Clarita Sheriffs officials say evacuation orders for 19 homes on Elk Ridge Rd and Vista Point Place have been lifted, as the fire continues toward Castaic Lake.

Grand Fire burns at least 3,000 acres in Kern County

Kern County Fire officials say the quickly-burning Grand Fire is now 10 percent contained, and has spread into Los Angeles County.

Kern County sheriff defends seizing video of beating by deputies

David Silva was beaten with batons last week in Bakersfield. The father of four died at a hospital. The cause of death is under investigation.

KPCC's voter guide: Select your candidates, print your ballot

Last week we launched our voter guide for the May 21st municipal election. We've got candidate statements, must-read coverage on each race, and your candidates' answers to the questions that define their race.

Man critical after Huntington Beach skateboard attack

Huntington Beach police say a 25-year-old man is in critical condition after he was beaten by a group of minors, who used their skateboards as weapons.

Suspect's family disputes accounts of deputy shooting in Cudahy

The L.A. County Sheriffs Department is investigating the death of a man who was shot and killed by a deputy Saturday, after his car was pulled over.

Update: Officers search home near Palmdale area where pitbulls mauled, killed jogger

NBCLA reports animal control and officers have removed several dogs from a home near Palmdale where several pitbulls reportedly mauled and killed a jogger Thursday.

3 claimants to split reward in Christopher Dorner case (PDF)

Los Angeles police say three parties will split the $1 million reward offered during the manhunt for Christopher Dorner, with most of it going to a couple tied up by the rogue ex-cop before his final shootout with authorities.

UPDATE: LAPD to probe excessive force, profiling allegations at USC party (VIDEO)

A group of students who attended a party near USC over the weekend allege LAPD officers engaged in racial profiling and used excessive force when responding to a noise complaint.

Camarillo Springs Fire 80 percent contained

Firefighters building containment lines around a huge Southern California wildfire are now dealing with muddy and slippery conditions as rain moves in.

Update: Camarillo Springs fire 80 percent contained; arson ruled out

The Camarillo Springs wildfire is 80 percent contained Monday. Firefighters say full containment expected Tuesday.