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

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.

House votes to hold Attorney General Holder in contempt

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.

1 dead, 3 injured in explosion south of downtown LA

Update: Authorities say one person has died and three other were injured after an explosion erupted south of downtown Los Angeles, near USC's campus.

I-5 Freeway re-opens after brush fire on Friday

A brush fire has shut down part of the I-5 Freeway north of Santa Clarita. The fire has burned about 500 acres on the west side of the 5 in Castaic.

Pasadena City College leaders investigated for bribery

L.A. County District Attorney's Office investigators searched the office and homes Thursday morning of two high-ranking administrators at Pasadena City College.

California governors use funds from 9/11 memorial license plates

A report from the AP has found little oversight of the $250 million raised in the 20 years since California authorized the "We Will Never Forget" memorial plates.

Military trainer jet crashes in Ventura County

A civilian training jet on contract to the military crashed just outside Camarillo in Ventura County Friday, killing the pilot, authorities said.

'Civic' duty: Honda wins hybrid mileage appeal

The judgment against American Honda Motor Co. won by a SoCal Civic hybrid owner has been overturned.

Why Burbank police called for evacuations, street closures and the SWAT

An incident in Burbank that prompted Thursday morning evacuations, street closures, and rallied the presence of the SWAT team, has been contained.