Eric Zassenhaus Sr Editor, Digital

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Eric Zassenhaus is a Sr Editor, Digital for KPCC. Prior to joining KPCC, Eric worked at KTVU in Oakland, KQED in San Francisco, 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 digital and multimedia journalism.

Stories by Eric Zassenhaus

Timeline: Ron Calderon and the FBI investigation

On June 4, the FBI raided the offices of L.A. State Senator Ron Calderon. We look back at Calderon's past and his relationship with the Central Basin Water District— a public agency that is also under federal scrutiny.

Weekend box office: 'The Purge' surges to top spot

In a week marked by revelations of perceived government misdeeds and more than a little mayhem, Universal's 'The Purge' has soared past sales expectations.

Powerhouse fire: Fire reaches 25,000 acres (photos)

At a press briefing Sunday, fire officials said the ferocious Powerhouse fire had grown over 5,000 acres Sunday afternoon, reaching 25,000 acres.

1 killed, 1 injured when Gardena police fire on suspects

One suspect was reported killed and another injured when Gardena police fired on three men during a search for a bike thief early Sunday morning.

Update: Missing hikers clear of 'Powerhouse Fire'

Authorities earlier had unconfirmed reports of hikers still missing in the area of the brush fire in Angeles National Forest that had consumed more than 1,000 acres.

Alhambran Powerballers, check your tickets!

An Alhambra supermarket sold a runner-up Powerball lottery ticket worth $477,969, California Lottery officials said Sunday.

Will LA Galaxy's Robbie Rogers take the field tonight?

The L.A. Galaxy's newest member has been cleared to play in tonight's game versus Seattle. If he does, he'll be the first openly gay male athlete to compete in professional sports in the U.S.

#DearMayor: The 7 issues you want LA's new mayor to address

Mr. Garcetti, here’s what KPCC's audience told us are their top priorities for you to tackle first.

3 indicted in fake-bomb bank heist at LA-area Bank of America

A federal grand jury has indicted three Los Angeles men in connection with a bank robbery in Huntington Park last year that involved a fake bomb.

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.