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

LA Philharmonic, USC study music's effect on children's brains

The five-year study will examine what effect intense musical training has on a child's brain development.

Exec says LAPD beat him, police say he was on bath salts (AUDIO)

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.

LA couple's wedding will be next door to shuttle Endeavour

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.

Present-day hikers find a 40-year-old letter — and its author

The note read: “Tim Taylor climbed to this peak, Thursday, August 17, 1972. Age 13 years. Anyone finding this note please write.”

Photos: Curiosity rover prepares to 'scoop and sample' Mars

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.

2 Los Angeles gardens on endangered landscape list

Fern Dell, a 90-year-old fern garden in Griffith Park, is on a list of threatened landscapes in the United States.

Second elderly person dies of West Nile Virus in LA County

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.

More than 30 injured in train crash near Hanford

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.

Gay conversion therapy for minors banned in California

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that would ban psychologists and therapists from seeking to change the sexual orientation of minors.

Free health clinic to treat patients despite Carmageddon II

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.

Mars Curiosity roves to rock named in honor of JPL engineer

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.

Bank robbers throw money from car during high-speed chase

A wild pursuit of bank robbers across Southern California came to an end with the capture of two men who had hurled cash out the windows during the chase.

Sepulveda Pass-adjacent businesses and attractions offer Carmageddon discounts

Many Southland businesses, restaurants and museums will offer discounts to people who stay out of their cars during Carmaggedon II later this month. The 405 freeway will close in both directions in the Sepulveda Pass during the weekend of September 29th.

Williams Fire 69 percent contained, but saved worst for last

The massive fire in the San Gabriel Mountains that's burned for five days has been 69 percent contained, but the section that remains could prove toughest to fight.

Williams Fire reduced to hotspots, 48 percent contained

The Williams Fire has been reduced to a handful of hotspots, officials said Wednesday. Permanent residents will be able to return Thursday morning, and campers will be able to retrieve their abandoned gear.