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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sundance Cinemas' VP of Marketing describes the changes, previews the first movies to be shown and hints at a big announcement involving the Sundance Institute.
Eleven people were injured, including nine children and two adults, when a car jumped the curb and backed into a crowd outside Main Street Elementary School in South L.A.
Yosemite National Park officials say this summer's hantavirus deaths are the first-ever recorded in the park. They're unsure what is to blame for the outbreak.