Rob Strauss Senior News Producer

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Rob Strauss is the Senior News Producer at KPCC: Southern California Public Radio. Prior to that he was the lead news and "All Things Considered" producer for the station.

Rob joined the KPCC in 2004 as its first "Morning Edition" producer and has helped craft reports on the restoration of Pomona’s Fox Theatre, the participation of local Cambodians in the trial of Khmer Rouge leaders and a local woman’s quest to climb Mt. Everest, among others.

Prior to joining KPCC, Rob worked at Los Angeles news station KFWB for six years as a weekend news editor and production assistant. He earned a BA in broadcasting at the University of La Verne.

When he's not at work, he enjoys playing the guitar and gets his exercise chasing his three kids around the house.

Stories by Rob Strauss

Irvine father hit, killed by car while taking son trick-or-treating

A 65-year-old man who was taking his 4-year-old son trick-or-treating in an Irvine residential neighborhood was killed when hit by a car. The boy was also injured.

3 teen girls killed in Santa Ana hit-and-run

The suspects' vehicle was driving down a busy Santa Ana street at high speed. "[The car] struck all three of the females, and fled the scene without even stopping."

Mud overflow prompts rescue, evacuations in Camarillo Springs

Heavy rains in Ventura County clogged drainage areas and caused mud and debris to flood homes in Camarillo Springs Friday night, forcing evacuations, fire officials said.

Pomona SWAT officer shot in San Gabriel

A Pomona SWAT officer was shot early Tuesday while police were serving a search warrant in San Gabriel. He was identified at a Tuesday afternoon press conference as Shaun Diamond.

Silverado Canyon Fire: Wildfire erupts in Cleveland National Forest

The fire in Orange County's Silverado Canyon has grown to about 1,300 acres. So far there have been no reports of structures threatened.

Orange County tries swimming pool warrants to control West Nile virus

In years past, vector control has taken to chucking insect-eating fish into neglected pools that they couldn't get access to. This year, the agency is using court-issued warrants.

Original Dogtown Z-Boy skateboarder Jay Adams dies at 53

Influential Southern California skateboarder Jay Adams has died, his manager tells KPCC. Adams, known as "The Original Seed" of skateboarding, died of a heart attack.

LA seeks to shut down marijuana farmers market

A marijuana farmers market that kicked off in Boyle Heights two weeks ago may prove to be short-lived. L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer told KPCC he'll move to shut down the event.

Lanes closed, several injured on 210 Freeway

At least six people were injured Thursday morning when a semi truck collided with a bus carrying disabled passengers on the 210 Freeway in Pasadena.

Update: Crews find dog of missing firefighter

Over 100 fire and safety personnel continued their search Sunday for Mike Herdman Sunday, who went missing in Los Padres National Forest over a week ago.

Hospital to train barbers in black areas to test for hypertension

A physician at a Los Angeles hospital will use an $8.5 million grant to help train barbers in black neighborhoods to check their male customers for high blood pressure.

Pasadena settles with mother of unarmed teen Kendrec McDade

Kendrec McDade's mother Anya Slaughter settled with Pasadena on Friday. McDade was an unarmed teenager shot and killed by Pasadena police in 2012.

Isla Vista shootings: Victim's father: 'She was everybody's daughter'

The father of Veronika Weiss, who was one of the victims shot near a sorority near UC Santa Barbara's campus said his daughter was a passionate student and athlete.

San Fernando Rescue Mission homeless shelter damaged in fire

The San Fernando Rescue Mission homeless shelter in North Hollywood was damaged by a fire overnight, displacing its residents.

Etiwanda Fire grows to 1K acres near Rancho Cucamonga, evacs lifted

Officials at the San Bernardino National Forest say mandatory evacuations have been lifted for residents near the burn area. The fire continues to spread.