Rob Strauss Senior News Producer

Rob Strauss
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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 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.

Covina teacher indicted on child porn, molestation charges

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.

Covina teacher charged with distributing child porn (updated)

A Covina middle school teacher is facing federal charges after allegedly meeting an undercover agent in his classroom so they could look at child pornography.

Khmer Rouge survivor travels from CA to testify at trial

Sophany Bay of San Jose is testifying in the trial of two former Khmer Rouge leaders before a United Nations-backed tribunal.

Scripps National Spelling Bee: 239 kids buzz off; 42 fly into semifinals (MAP)

This might sting a little — follow the final rounds on Thursday and watch as the dreams of young people disappear in real-time on Scripps interactive tracking map.

Angels' doctor, renowned sports surgeon Lewis Yocum dies at 65

Renowned orthopedic surgeon Lewis Yocum, who extended the careers of many big leaguers by repairing injuries that once would've ended their playing days, has died. He was 65.

'Haunting Melissa': a horror series for your iPad and iPhone

The producer of the horror movie "The Ring" has a new ghost story out — but this one's tailored to a much smaller screen.

UPDATE: Eric Garcetti elected mayor of Los Angeles; Greuel concedes

The three-term City Councilman defeats his former council colleague and present city controller Wendy Greuel by 54 to 46 percent. Greuel conceded Wednesday morning.

UPDATE: Camarillo Springs Fire at 8,000 acres, only 10 percent contained (photos)

Two agricultural buildings that burned Thursday afternoon have caused concerns that pesticides and other harmful substances could make their way into the air.