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
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.
Meshael Alayban, 42, one of several wives of a Saudi prince, forced a Kenyan woman to work as a domestic servant, prosecutors say.
Authorities in Orange County are trying to determine whether a student who suffered fatal injuries during a fire at the college was responsible for starting it.
A group of UC students who had been evacuated from Egypt due to the turmoil in the country is back in California Friday.
Ten California students on a study abroad program are being evacuated amid concerns that violence could escalate in Egypt after the military ousted the president.
A middle-school teacher was charged on Tuesday with luring a 14-year-old boy over the Internet and then molesting him, in addition to child pornography charges.