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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

Gloria Steinem: Don't 'look up' for post-election hope

When it comes to moving forward after the election, Gloria Steinem says, "to agonize and think only about the future is to give up a chance to influence the future by what you're doing right now."

'Always Shine' explores the darker side of female friendship

"I think women feel a lot of pressures...to never have any negative emotions whatsoever, but I think the most important thing is to talk about these feelings..."

A SoCal art exhibit presents Syria in a different light

A cultural exhibition featuring Syrian art, traditional clothing, musical instruments, and handicrafts aims to expand visitors' understanding of the country and its people.

Crisis counselor recalls trauma of San Bernardino attack

Angelika Robinson is used to helping first responders deal with the critical incidents. But experiencing the San Bernardino attack in person brought new challenges.

How parents and kids 'grow each other up'

Parents teach their kids and help them grow, but kids have a lot to teach their parents too. Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot explains how in "Growing Each Other Up."

Breaking bread, butting heads: Politics could make Thanksgiving dinner hard to swallow

One KPCC listener has been dreading political conversations with her family, so Take Two brought in a psychologist to talk her through it.

Déjà vu: Donald Trump's Nixonian relationship with the press

One presidential scholar says the President-elect's relationship with the media is reminiscent of another Republican head of state.

Why more teens are depressed and what can be done about it

A recent report published in the journal Pediatrics finds that teen depression is increasing, and many depressed teens aren't getting treatment.

House Democrats consider new Minority Leader after bruising election

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi has led House Democrats since 2011, but party losses earlier this month have led some lawmakers to look for a replacement.

'Asperger's Are Us': Comedy on the autism spectrum

The new documentary "Asperger's Are Us" follows four young, comic comrades around Boston as they get ready for what could be their final show.

Mikhail Baryshnikov descends into a dark place in 'Letter to a Man'

"Letter to a Man" is the one-man show starring Mikhail Baryshnikov based on the memoir of another famous Russian dancer who struggled with schizophrenia.

Social media continues to shape the world in troubling new ways

One journalist makes the case that some networks are "helping to fundamentally rewire human society."

What Facebook did to media literacy in America

While Facebook can't be blamed for false headlines, the company did little to stop them from spreading this election season.

5 things families can do to move forward post-election

Now that the election is over, many families are now asking "what next?" A psychologist offers suggestions for productive ways to move forward.

For one evangelical leader, President-elect Trump an imperfect champion in faith fight

For Jim Garlow, senior pastor at Skyline Church, Donald Trump represents a step in the right direction.