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
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.
A crash between multiple vehicles, including one big rig, has shut down all but one lane on the Golden State (5) Freeway at Buena Vista Street in Burbank.
Just a few short weeks after the Curiosity rover's successful Martian landing, NASA is sending another robot to the red planet.
Ontario is taking another step in its effort to take control of the city’s airport from L.A., joining with San Bernardino County to create an airport authority.
Evacuations have been ordered for residents in the Riverside County community of Aguanga, after a brush fire erupted near the town and burned 50 acres.
Gregory Powell, known as one of the kidnappers whose case was made famous in the book "The Onion Field," has died at age 79.
Last year's event brought thousands to the L.A. Sports Arena, and organizers of September's clinic say that they will provide more dental and vision care this year.
A big rig has overturned on the Interstate 15 in Devore, spilling its load of 24,000 pounds of asphalt across the northbound side of the freeway.
After the sudden death of their mother, Daisy, 11 newborn piglets were left orphaned. Staff members at Centennial Farms are looking after the young animals.
Education officials have found that the online posting of photos of the state standardized test posed no significant impact on the integrity of the exams.
Cal Fire spokeswoman Tina Rose said the rough terrain and dry brush make it difficult for the hundreds of firefighters on the fire to control the flames.
The bag, found by county workers in a drainage ditch, contained six grenades, blasting caps, canisters, fuse ignitors, black powder, white powder and other items.
A lengthy standoff has ended between Long Beach SWAT team members and an armed man who barricaded himself inside his home on the 6100 block of John Avenue.
The House voted today to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress in a dispute over the bungled Operation Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation.