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

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.

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.