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 artist Chris Burden dies at 69

Conceptual artist Chris Burden, known in part for for the 'Urban Light' sculpture outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, has died, the museum said Sunday. He was 69.

Event helps reduce charges on former felons' records

The events could have a major impact on former felons' chances of getting a job or getting into a school, by erasing some crimes from their records.

Woman falsely imprisoned for 17 years suing city of LA

Susan Mellen, who spent 17 years in jail for a murder she did not commit, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city, saying an LAPD detective knowingly used false information in her case.

Watch: Palos Verdes spear fisherman gets spooked by whale hiding in kelp

A spear-fisher in Palos Verdes got a surprise Friday when a gray whale and its calf emerged from the kelp forest right beneath him.

Winds, dry weather slowing gains on Riverside wildfire

Evacuation orders have been lifted for residents near a wildfire that broke out near a dam in Riverside County, but firefighters say dry, windy weather has slowed them down.

New Skid Row history museum to showcase area's founding docs

The plans that founded modern Skid Row' will be on display as part of the opening exhibit of the new Skid Row History Museum and Archive on Broadway.

City of LA calls for changes in police, fire workers' comp

The L.A. city controller is calling for a review of LAPD and LAFD protocol and exercise programs after a pair of audits found costs have jumped 35 percent in five years.

LA County looking to add more vouchers for homeless veterans

A county official said the Housing Authority is hoping to add hundreds of housing vouchers for homeless veterans a day after KPCC reported the county was falling short.

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.