Rob Strauss Senior News Producer
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Los Angeles County firefighters have gained control of a fire in a gym at Roosevelt Middle School in Compton, according to wire service reports.
A woman died Sunday after being struck, along with four family members, in Highland Park Friday. Her granddaughter remains in critical condition.
Three units were destroyed in a fire at an apartment complex across the street from Huntington Memorial hospital on Monday.
A Moorpark High student who deputies believe was behind the threats that closed the school Thursday morning was found dead on railway tracks near the campus.
Former Marine and Iraq War veteran Itzcoatl Ocampo, who allegedly stabbed four Orange County homeless men to death, died in jail
The archive includes more than 1,000 cartons of documents, seven boxes of photos, and five boxes of audio material donated to the campus in 1968.
Tennis umpire Lois Goodman was accused of killing her husband with a coffee mug, but the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office dropped the charges. Read the full suit.
Supervisors have been ordered to search thoroughly for the rifle. Assistant Sheriff Todd Rogers sent an internal email saying the M-16 going missing was "embarrassing."
A fire raging through the rugged terrain of the San Jacinto Wilderness near Idyllwild grew throughout Wednesday and has now reached 19,400 acres.
The California Forest Service says the fire burning near Idyllwild is only 5 percent contained. The fire prompted evacuations earlier Monday.