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

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.

Californian Cambodian-Americans witness trial of Khmer Rouge

Some Cambodian Americans have flown to their home country this week to witness the war crimes and genocide trial of three senior Khmer Rouge leaders. The proceedings began Monday in Pnomh Penh. Scholars estimate that nearly two-million people died from executions, starvation and disease under Khmer Rouge rule in the late 1970s.

3 stabbed at South Gate high school

Three people were stabbed at Southeast High School in South Gate, according to Los Angeles Unified School District school police, following a fight during lunch between a male and female student.

Paul Baghdadlian, entertainer of Armenian Americans, dies

Popular Armenian American singer Paul Baghdadlian died this week. He was 57.

Local Cambodian-Americans play active role in trial of Khmer Rouge leaders

Cambodia’s brutal Khmer Rouge government fell more than 30 years ago. The power behind the infamous “Killing Fields” killed as many as 2 million Cambodians through executions, starvation and disease. Later this year, four Khmer Rouge leaders are set for trial before a United Nations-backed tribunal that’s charged them with genocide and crimes against humanity. Among those on trial is Nuon Chea. He was second-in-command to Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, who died more than a decade ago. The trial will take place in Cambodia. But some in Long Beach, home to the largest Cambodian-American population in this country, are trying to help the prosecution from half a world away.

Ontario Nativity display has long, fascinating history

For more than five decades the story of the Nativity has been told along a busy street in Ontario.