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
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.
The note read: “Tim Taylor climbed to this peak, Thursday, August 17, 1972. Age 13 years. Anyone finding this note please write.”
So far flawless on its trek, the Curiosity rover has only rolled over the Red Planet's surface. Now, it's hungry for a taste.
Fern Dell, a 90-year-old fern garden in Griffith Park, is on a list of threatened landscapes in the United States.
Both victims were elderly adults who lived in the southeastern part of the county. Officials report 54 people in the county have become sick from the virus.
At least 20 passengers suffered minor to moderate injuries when a big rig truck collided with a southbound Amtrak train in California's Central Valley.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that would ban psychologists and therapists from seeking to change the sexual orientation of minors.
The 405 freeway closures will hinder but not prevent patients with wristbands from going to the L.A. Sports Arena for free medical and dental care.
The Mars Rover Curiosity will soon start doing its first up-close science experiments on a Martian rock named “Jake Matijevic" after a JPL engineer who recently died.