Alex Cohen Host, Take Two

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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

Gena Rowlands on being in 'Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks'

Gena Rowlands and Cheyenne Jackson star in the new movie about a bristly, but loving relationship between an older woman and her dance instructor.

Son campaigns to add the names of the 'Lost 74' sailors to the Vietnam Memorial

During the Vietnam War, 74 American sailors lost their lives when the U.S.S. Frank E. Evans was struck by an Australian aircraft carrier in the South China Sea. But their names were never added to the Vietnam War Memorial. That may soon change.

Dying on TV: When your character faces the final curtain

Sons of Anarchy, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones - they all kill some of their most popular characters. Why? And how does it feel to the actors?

Why gameshows like 'The Price is Right' are gaining viewers

Gameshows may seem retro, but they're gaining audiences here in the U.S. and abroad. Even shows like "The Price is Right," which have been on the air for decades, are gaining viewers.

2015 Grammy nominations announced

It's a big day in the world of music, with the likes of Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor and more, all nominated for Grammys.

Saving Starry Kitchen's balls

Starry Kitchen - one of the most popular restaurants in LA - is reaching out to the community to help save their balls... crispy tofu balls that is.

Brooke Shields opens up about her late mother, Teri

Mother, manager, alcoholic... Brooke Shields' relationship with her mom informed who she is as a person, but there were plenty of problems along the way.

Luis Rodriguez, poet laureate of LA, takes on his beloved, resilient city

Los Angeles is a city filled with wordsmiths. But only one of them holds the title of poet laureate, Luis J. Rodriguez.

Apple heads to court to battle antitrust case

Apple heads to court to face the music this week. A federal lawsuit dating back almost a decade questions the tech giant's past dominance in the download market.

On The Lot: Bill Cosby's future, 'Dumb and Dumber to' and more

Stupid reigns at the box office and how accusations against Bill Cosby might ripple in Hollywood. It's "On The Lot," our weekly peek behind the scenes in Hollywood.

On The Lot: Miyazaki retires and Disney rules the box office

It's time for "On The Lot," our weekly peek behind the scenes in Hollywood. Alex Cohen speaks with Rebecca Keegan, who covers the film business for the LA Times.

How Antonio Sanchez improvised the "Birdman" soundtrack

"Birdman" - the latest work from Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu - is a very different movie in many ways... including its score.

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.