Alex Cohen Host, Morning Edition
Alex Cohen is the local host of "Morning Edition", NPR's most popular show. Prior to that, she was co-host of KPCC's "Take Two" and "All Things Considered."
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 several journalism 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
The Los Angeles Philharmonic will be performing works by Mahler and Schubert. Venezuelan conductor, Gustavo Dudamel, is one of the musicians bringing those scores to life. Alex Cohen recently caught up with him.
A gang sweep resulting in nearly two dozen arrests Wednesday has been called the largest ever conducted in Los Angeles. Here's what we know about the MS-13 gang and how big this bust might be.
"There’s hundreds of thousands of dollars being put into these cars because they’re living art pieces," the actor said when he recently talked to Morning Edition.
Chuck Wepner's life inspired Sylvester Stallone to write and star in the film "Rocky." Wepner is getting a film of his own, with Liev Schreiber in the role of Wepner. Schreiber talked to Morning Edition about the stepping in the shoes – and the life – of a real person.
Elvira Evers was nine months pregnant when she took a bullet in the abdomen during the 1992 L.A. Riots. As the 25 anniversary of the riots approaches, Elvira and her daughter Jessica, now 25-years-old, reflect on how the riots left a literal mark on their lives.
More than any other demographic, millennials tend to believe that another riot is likely to happen in the next five years — according to a new survey.
In modern-day Southern California, the historical events that resulted in the loss of 1.5 million Armenian lives continue to resonate among the community.
The three-hour delay will be eliminated for the first time since the debut of "Saturday Night Live" in 1975, giving Californians the same privilege that East Coast viewers have enjoyed for decades.
Sherman said he supports Trump's limited action, adding that President Barack Obama accomplished a lot in Syria despite not using military action following a similar use of chemical weapons.
From coffeeshops to gas stations, LA's Googie relics will be the stars -- and the settting -- for this weekend's Googie World Expo.
His take on CHiPS is more than just pretty women and freeway pile-ups. He also delved into the delicate dynamics of male friendship.
Peter Eliasberg at the ACLU of Southern California spoke to KPCC’s Alex Cohen about his work to address abuse in LA County jails.
Amy Elaine Wakeland has kept busy combating sexual and domestic violence, initiating LA’s drought education campaign and helping the homeless.
Alex Cohen spoke to Dean Logan, who runs elections in L.A. County, to ask why so few voters showed up at the polls and what can be done to increase turnout in future elections.
Trump’s tweets and media coverage of recent, very public raids have provoked a deep sense of paranoia in the Mexican community.