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

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.

Police arrest Tustin gunman that prompted school lockdowns (updated)

Seven Tustin schools were on "soft lockdown" Thursday while police searched for a man with a rifle or sawed-off shotgun who engaged in an officer-involved shooting with police.

Gold Line track shut down by sagging power line

The Pasadena Police Department warns of traffic delays and other issues until at least 6 p.m. Wednesday after a sagging power line blocked one of the tracks.

Pine Fire: Brush fire burns near Gorman in north LA County

A brush fire has broken out in the rural Gorman area of northern L.A. County. The Fire Department says it has burned 150 acres and is 35 percent contained.

Flaw revealed in stage that collapsed at Anaheim high school

More than two dozen students were injured when the extended portion of a stage collapsed at an Anaheim high school, and now the school has released more information.

Update: Coroner names LAPD officer killed in Beverly Hills crash

The Los Angeles County coroner's office has identified the officer killed in a collision with a truck in Beverly Hills today as 40-year-old Nicholas Choung Lee.

Fire at Compton's Roosevelt Middle School under control

Los Angeles County firefighters have gained control of a fire in a gym at Roosevelt Middle School in Compton, according to wire service reports.

Grandmother dies days after accident in Highland Park

A woman died Sunday after being struck, along with four family members, in Highland Park Friday. Her granddaughter remains in critical condition.