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: 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.

WANTED: FBI offers $100,000 reward for AK-47 Bandit (bonus audio)

The FBI Wednesday announced a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the so-called "AK-47 Bandit."

Video: The story behind a soldier's Rose Parade family reunion

A surprise reunion between a U.S. army sergeant deployed to Afghanistan and family was one of the most memorable moments during Tuesday’s Rose Parade. Here's the story behind it.

Police seek help in finding stolen religious items

Parishioners discovered the theft and desecration of the church's altar as they arrived on Dec. 23. No new leads in the case have materialized, police said.

2 killed, 2 injured in Riverside bus bench crash

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.

Chinatown fire leaves 3 injured

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.

Brown issues Christmas Eve reprieve for 79 felons

Governor Jerry Brown has issued pardons to 79 convicted felons who served their sentences and committed no other crimes for at least a decade.

Strong winds cause power outages for over 10,000 in greater LA

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 arrest pre-teen for police celebrity hoax calls

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.