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

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.

Sundance Cinemas' WeHo theater opens after complete remodel

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.

Updated: Car driven by 100-year-old injures 11 outside school

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.

Hantavirus deaths are first-ever recorded in Yosemite

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.

Lanes reopen on 5 Freeway after big rig crash

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.

Addicted to Mars: NASA announces new mission to the red planet

Just a few short weeks after the Curiosity rover's successful Martian landing, NASA is sending another robot to the red planet.

Ontario takes steps to gain control of airport

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.

Buck Fire burns near Temecula; evacuations ordered (updated)

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.

Photos: 'Onion Field' killer Gregory Powell dies at age 79

Gregory Powell, known as one of the kidnappers whose case was made famous in the book "The Onion Field," has died at age 79.