Alex Cohen Host, Morning Edition

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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

Gov. Brown's State of the State and CA as the #StateofResistance

Governor Jerry Brown's defiant State of the State, the latest twists in the 2018 race for Governor, and CA positions itself as the #StateofResistance.

What Trump's executive orders could mean for refugees, visitors

President Trump signed the first in what is expected to be a series of executive actions aimed at beefing up national security and curbing immigration today.

Why the modern concept of 'parenting' may be deeply flawed

What we call "parenting" is actually a surprisingly new invention. Developmental psychologist Alison Gopnik argues it's also profoundly wrong.

Do Christians have a duty to 'resist' President Trump?

Faith leaders differ over just what the God of our founders would make of the country's newest chapter. We spoke to two.

Could Donald Trump's presidency change the entertainment industry?

From US-China relations to the new head of the FCC, Donald Trump's presidency could have a big impact on the business of show business.

Nick Offerman details his love for woodworking and the little known story of McDonald's

Nick Offerman on playing Dick McDonald in the film, "The Founder," his love for woodworking and the timeliness of the story surrounding McDonald's inception.

The Brood: When kids and smart home tech mix

What happens when kids and voice-activated assistant technology (like Amazon Echo) mix? Some times it's bad. But some times it's good too.

Roxane Gay explores the complicated lives of 'difficult' women

Compact little anecdotes become lengthy novels of their own in Roxane Gay's new book Difficult Women.

UC hires first system-wide Title IX coordinator

Title IX is the federal prohibition against gender discrimination in education.

Do you even news? Assembly Bill seeks to teach kids to spot fake news

Inspired by a study that revealed the dubious discernment skills of the nation's youth, AB 155 would make media literacy part of the curriculum.

About that Donald Trump press conference: An analysis

The President-elect outlined how he plans to limit conflicts of interest; he also shouted down CNN's Jim Acosta and called Buzzfeed "garbage."

Why moms of middle schoolers have it the hardest

A recent study finds that the hardest time for mothers isn't when they're new moms, but later, when their kids are in middle school.

Pot meet kettle: US-Russia election tampering nothing new

Two wrongs don't make a right, but US interference in past Russian elections precludes the US from claiming the moral high ground, argues USC's Robert English.

How eating a Jack in the Box taco is an exercise in individual rights

On the menu since the 1950s, and described by fans as both "vile" and "amazing," what do Jack in the Box tacos say about us and the way we eat?

1st big case for DA's wrongful conviction unit

The same prosecutors that got Raymond Lee Jennings convicted in 2009 have submitted a request this week to overturn the ruling based on newly discovered evidence.