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

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.

Fire at Pasadena apartment complex leaves at least 5 homeless

Three units were destroyed in a fire at an apartment complex across the street from Huntington Memorial hospital on Monday.

Moorpark High update: Student was 'either going to hurt others or hurt himself'

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.

Alleged serial killer Ocampo dies while awaiting trial

Former Marine and Iraq War veteran Itzcoatl Ocampo, who allegedly stabbed four Orange County homeless men to death, died in jail

UC Berkeley library gets grant to catalog Pat Brown documents

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 ump charged with murdering husband sues for false arrest (PDF)

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.

LA County Sheriff's Department misplaces an M-16 rifle

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."

Updated: New evacuations; Fire jumps to 19,400 acres

A fire raging through the rugged terrain of the San Jacinto Wilderness near Idyllwild grew throughout Wednesday and has now reached 19,400 acres.

'Mountain Fire' near Idyllwild reaches 1,000 acres

The California Forest Service says the fire burning near Idyllwild is only 5 percent contained. The fire prompted evacuations earlier Monday.

Saudi 'princess' charged with human trafficking in Irvine

Meshael Alayban, 42, one of several wives of a Saudi prince, forced a Kenyan woman to work as a domestic servant, prosecutors say.

Saddleback College student dies after arson fire

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.

Evacuated UC students return to California after Egypt stay

A group of UC students who had been evacuated from Egypt due to the turmoil in the country is back in California Friday.

Calif. students evacuated from Egypt

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.