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

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.

Free medical care returns to LA Sports Arena, improved

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.

Overturned big rig blocks all northbound I-15 lanes

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.

Newborn piglets orphaned at Orange County Fair

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.

Officials say leaked test questions have no effect on exams

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.

Wildfire forces evacuations in San Luis Obispo

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.

Backpack of 'volatile' explosives found under OC bridge

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.

K-9 subdued suspect is arrested in Long Beach SWAT standoff

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.