Alex Cohen Host, Take Two
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
Questions remain as to why Vester Lee Flanagan allegedly shot 2 journalists, but one theory blames the false promise of the American Dream.
Throughout the world, four men who subdued an attacker on a train are being revered as heroes. But what exactly makes a hero?
Domanick shines a floodlight on the LAPD’s finest and darkest hours.
With the huge success of 'Straight Outta Compton,' how can it advance diversity in Hollywood? Film executive Franklin Leonard weighs in.
The Obama administration is emphasizing treatment in a $13.4-million bid to staunch the rising heroin epidemic in the country.
The director sat down with Take Two's Alex Cohen.
A new interpretation of "Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet" is making its way to the big screen. And in it actress Quvenzhane Wallis brings to life the character Almitra.
Jason Segel plays David Foster Wallace in 'The End of the Tour.'
This weekend Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Craig Robinson and Christian Slater will all take the stage to perform in the Eric Idle musical "Spamalot" at the Hollywood Bowl.
What toy do children around the world spend more than 5 billion hours a year playing with, is sold in 140 countries and has spawned a fan club of 5 million members?
In this society, we tend to think of new as a good. But what about when you have to find a new doctor? We break down the best way to find a new physician.
Every Tuesday our regular music experts join us in the studio to talk about the latest in new music for our segment Tuesday Reviewsday.
The first modeling agency catering to transgender men and women is opening its doors in Los Angeles.
When you're looking for alternative birthing strategies, should you consider birthing centers as a viable option? How much do they cost? We've got the answers.
Every week on Tuesday Reviewsday, our regulars bring us a selection of their favorite new music. This week we have new sounds from Lianne La Havas, Forró in the Dark and Benjamin Clementine.