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
Police say two people have been killed and two others severely injured when a car plowed into a bus bench in the Southern California city of Riverside.
Three people were injured in a fire that broke out this afternoon in an apartment building near Chinatown. An L.A. City Fire spokesman says one older female resident is in grave conditon.
Governor Jerry Brown has issued pardons to 79 convicted felons who served their sentences and committed no other crimes for at least a decade.
Several significant power outages have been caused Tuesday, Dec. 18 by strong winds. These include 2,700 without power in Monrovia and 7,800 in Torrance.
Police have arrested a pre-teen they say is responsible for making prank calls that reported violence at the homes of Justin Bieber and Ashton Kutcher, leading officers there.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s jailer Jermaine Jackson was arrested Thursday afternoon for allegedly assaulting inmates and falsifying the subsequent police reports.
Cal State Fullerton has been locked down while police search the campus for suspects in an armed robbery at a Riverside County jewelry store.
A car crashed into a Canoga Park Target store Friday afternoon, injuring multiple people, said Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Federal prosecutors say Sam Allen accepted bribes from his ex-wife and others as part of a scheme to smuggle goods into the U.S. from China.
Radioactive waste detected Wednesday in a dumpster behind a grocery store turned out to be a diaper worn while getting radiation therapy.
The L.A. Jazz Society is honoring jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter. From bop to fusion to rock, Shorter has spanned musical genres and generations.
Daniel Juarez has pleaded not guilty and his lawyer said he will be vindicated. He is accused of depositing $2,000 into his private account and failing to report it.
The five-year study will examine what effect intense musical training has on a child's brain development.
A bank executive sought help from police because he had taken bath salts — and says he was beaten by a pair of L.A. police officers two days later in a neighboring city.
A couple will be getting married Saturday at the Natural History Museum — at the same time the shuttle Endeavour will be pulling up to the Science Center next door.