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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

California view: Five things to watch for at the Democratic National Convention

The theme for this first day is "United Together," but how do you do that in the midst of yet another email scandal?

Veterans react to back-to-back shootings of police by former military men

An exploration of the relation between police and the military and how the recent back-to-back attacks on police are impacting those communities.

How 'good' immigrants, 'bad' immigrants fit Trump rhetoric

When it comes to immigration, Donald Trumps appears to be of two minds about who is considered American, and who is not.

Could a mysterious case of Zika point to a new mode of transmission?

In a bit of a medical mystery, a person who cared for a Zika-infected relative in Utah also contracted the virus. It's still unclear how it happened.

'I'm what most working actors are', a look at the lives of character actors

The new Netflix documentary, "That Gal Who...Was in That Thing,"explores the lives of successful female character actors and the challenges they face as women.

How Santa Monica has helped create safer open spaces

A look at how Santa Monica rebuilt infrastructure at their promenade following the 2003 tragedy that left 10 dead and 63 wounded.

Reactions to the Nice attacks from within the city and LA

We'll speak with people who have personal ties to Nice: An Angeleno who now resides in Nice and a Frenchman now resides in Los Angeles

Shawn Amos on playing the blues, 70s Hollywood, protest music

We are living in difficult times, but if you're looking for a break from the heavy news headlines, music could be the answer.

LA's Day of Dialogue a safe space for civilians and officers alike

In Exposition Park Wednesday, LAPD officers, and residents gathered for Days of Dialogue, a safe space for conversations between the community and law enforcement.

Bryan Cranston: Acting and filmmaking are not (always) BS

When playing characters with dual identities, Bryan Cranston says it's not about lying — it's about going all in and believing it yourself.

Former MLK speechwriter and young activist discuss the future of black activism

Leadership in the black community today bears little resemblance to the movements of the 1960s. Take Two explores the new faces of leadership.

How LA's Latinos are supporting Black Lives Matter

What role are Latinos in L.A. playing in the Black Lives Matter movement? Alberto Retana of the Community Coalition explains.

Burdened, tired, motivated: Community leaders reflect on a week of racial tension and bloodshed

Organizers in Baton Rouge, Dallas, and Minneapolis share stories of triumph and disaster in the wake of tragedy.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Bringing the magic to the Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood bowl will screen 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' while the LA Philharmonic plays every single note from John William's unforgettable score.

Architect Barbara Bestor’s latest project: Jamba Juice Old Pasadena

Jamba Juice habitué of Old Town Pasadena rejoice; your nectar nook has returned, and it’s likely the most aesthetically pleasing juice joint for miles around.