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

LA County falling behind in efforts to house homeless vets

The city of Los Angeles is making some progress in its efforts to house the city's homeless veterans. L.A. County? Not so much.

SkidRow Studios gives voice to diverse downtown LA

In a state-of-the-art studio downtown, a startup station doing its best to reflect the community and cacophony of L.A.'s Skid Row and the surrounding area.

Hot weather brings more beach rescues, marathon injuries

Hot weather around L.A. is being blamed for an uptick in heat-related injuries at this year's Los Angeles Marathon and an increase in rescues at the county's beaches.

Website outlines Santa Monica mountain lions' tragic family tree

A new website explores the incestuous, tragic family tree that connects the pride of Santa Monica mountain lions living just west of the 405 Freeway.

Police shoot, kill suspect in downtown LA's Skid Row

Streets in downtown Los Angeles were closed off after police shot and killed a man in downtown Los Angeles late Sunday morning.

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.