Rob Strauss Senior News Producer

Rob Strauss
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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

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.

Poll: Most Californians pessimistic about the state's direction

Our stumbling economy weighs heavily on California voters, many of whom believe we are headed in the wrong direction, according to a new poll.

Brawl erupts at Carson High between blacks, Latinos

At least 30 students battled each other at Carson High School Wednesday in a fight between black and Latino students that left four injured and two under arrest.

2 young men shot outside Los Angeles High School

Two young hispanic men were shot outside Los Angeles High School at Olympic and Rimpau boulevards, though the shootings were off campus.

UC Davis students sue over Occupy protest pepper spraying

Students pepper-sprayed while sitting peacefully during a University of California, Davis protest last fall sued school officials Wednesday.

California parole agents shoot parole violator in Duarte

According to Luis Patino, with the CDCR, the parole violator pulled a knife and threatened one of the agents, causing the officer to open fire.

At least 3 shot at East Hollywood home, house burns down

At least three people were shot at an East Hollywood home, and a fourth victim was found dead inside. The house was engulfed in flame.

Romanian hacker indicted for hacking into NASA JPL computers

Federal prosecutors are putting the heat on a Romanian hacker. A federal grand jury has indicted him on charges of breaking into 25 computers at Pasadena's JPL.

2 more deaths linked to suspect in OC homeless murders

An ex-Marine charged with killing four homeless men linked to the stabbing deaths of a woman and her son in Yorba Linda.

Consumer Electronics Show begins in Las Vegas as critics say it's lost its luster

The annual Consumer Electronics Show opens Tuesday in Las Vegas. Organizers expect more than 140,000 people to attend the huge trade show, but some say the event has lost its luster.

Update: 3 Simi Valley schools locked down as police search for robbery suspects

Crest View Elementary School, Hillside Middle School and Mountain View Elementary in Simi Valley were placed on lockdown earlier today. Police are searching for several robbery suspects in an area near the schools. The schools were dismissed at their regular times.