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Alex Cohen is co-host of KPCC's "Take Two" show. Prior to that, she was host of KPCC's "All Things Considered" in the afternoons.

Before joining Southern California Public Radio, Alex was a host and reporter for NPR's "Day to Day." She's also served as a host and reporter for NPR's "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered" as well as American Public Media's "Marketplace" and "Weekend America." Prior to that, she was the L.A. Bureau Chief for KQED FM in San Francisco. She has won various journalistic awards including the LA Press Club’s Best Radio Anchor prize.

As her roller derby alter-ego, Axles of Evil, Cohen made a cameo appearance and served as the trainer and choreographer for the Drew Barrymore derby film "Whip It." She is also the co-author of the book "Down and Derby: The Insider's Guide to Roller Derby."


Stories by Alex Cohen

Advice for when your son wants to dress up in girls' costumes

It may irk some parents, yet those same moms and dads may have no problem if their daughter dressed up as a male character like Darth Vader.

Halloween costumes: 5 rules for what you should and shouldn't wear

Just in time for last-minute Halloween costume shoppers, we have a list of etiquette tips to help you find something appropriate, edgy and fun.

California docs go to Liberia, regardless of new quarantine order

Even though California's top health officer announced a quarantine for those who have come in contact with Ebola, that's not stopping some doctors from helping out.

Could a smaller, lighter soccer ball reduce the risk of injury?

A new soccer ball, called the Eir ball, is smaller and lighter, aiming to reduce injuries in youth soccer. Will it help?

Tuesday Reviewsday: Javiera Mena, Pablo Alborán, Run the Jewels and Grouper

Take Two features the latest in music with music journalist Chris Martins and Justino Aguila, Associate Editor of Latin at Billboard Magazine.

Creating the music for 'Jimi: All Is By My Side'

"Jimi: All Is By My Side", looks at a pivotal year in the life and career of Jimi Hendrix, but the creators used no Hendrix songs... Alex Cohen finds out why.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Broods and Tove Lo

It's ladies night this week on Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. Shirley Halperin joins Alex Cohen in the studio to talk about some breakout female acts.

Gay marriage supporters happy and disappointed by the Supreme Court

Many had hoped the high court would take on at least one of those cases to directly address the question of whether same-sex marriage is legal throughout the whole nation.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Markéta Irglová, Los Tigres del Norte and more

Justino Aguila and Steve Hochman join Alex Cohen in studio to talk about the latest in new music on this week's Tuesday Reviewsday.

'Jimi: All is by My Side' explores artist's complex life

It's a brief window into Jimi Hendrix's life, but the new movie is very telling of how one woman played a central role in his career.

Tuesday Reviewsday: James Brown, Jason Moran and more

Our music critics join Alex in studio for Tuesday Reviewsday to talk about the latest in new music, including tunes from Jason Moran, Foreign Fields and more.

The Cosby Show at 30: Changing the face of black America

Thirty years after it hit the screens, how did "The Cosby Show" revolutionize conversations on race?

Jens "The Chuck Norris of Cycling" Voigt tries to break hour record

Right now in Switzerland the Chuck Norris of cycling is trying to go farther than any person on a bike has gone before — in one hour.

California issues first permits for self driving cars

This week California got one step closer to making the 1980s Hollywood fantasy of Knight Rider a 21st century reality with driverless car permits that take effect today.

On The Lot: 'No Good Deed' tops the box office

What's going on in the entertainment industry? That's a question we answer every week with Rebecca Keegan from the Los Angeles Times, in our regular segment, On The Lot.