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

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.

UPDATE: No bomb found at Cal State LA; campus still closed

Students are being allowed back into dorms, though the campus is closed. The school closed at noon and was evacuated after a bomb threat was phoned in.

Man killed when 72-year-old drives car into Glendale bakery

A 72-year-old woman crashed her car into a bakery in Glendale Thursday, killing a 55-year old man. Five other people suffered minor injuries.

LAFD emergency operations chief studies Japan's disaster response

Commander will study how Japanese emergency teams handled the quake, tsunami and nuclear plant fire.

Riverside cop ambushed by Dorner leaves hospital

Andrew Tachias, the Riverside police officer shot by ex-LAPD cop and fugitive Christopher Dorner, is out of the hospital and facing a long road to recovery.

Coroner confirms that remains from Big Bear cabin are Christopher Dorner

The San Bernardino County Coroner confirmed Thursday afternoon that the charred remains pulled from a burned-out cabin in Big Bear were those of the wanted ex-LAPD officer.

Music engineer and Grammy honoree Al Schmitt mixes things up

The most decorated engineer/mixer in Grammy history might add another trophy to his vast collection when the Grammys take place this weekend.

Arsonist gets death for 2003 'Old Fire' that killed 5

Rickie Lee Fowler, 31, has been sentenced to death for murdering five men who died of heart attacks during a San Bernardino wildfire a decade ago.