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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

SoCal raves continue to face scrutiny

After 300 people were arrested at a Pomona electronic dance music festival, can events of this style and magnitude exist without incident?

'Water: Our Thirsty World' displays global challenges of H2O

While California's drought drags on, a new show at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach shows the complicated state of water around the world.

From Syria to Hollywood: Jay Abdo's rough road to stardom

Jay Abdo was Syria's Kevin Spacey, until he spoke out against President Bashar al-Assad. When the threats came, he fled to America.

Abigail Disney tackles guns and the evangelical church in ‘Armor of Light’

An evangelical minister asks Christians, is it possible to be pro-gun and pro-life?

The generational divide of Black Lives Matter in LA

Generations of blacks in South Los Angeles are divided over the Black Lives Matter movement. Take Two brought the two sides together to discuss the issues.

3 tips to spruce up your online dating profile

Welcome to cuddle season! Online dating activity jumps just before the holidays. Here are some tips to help get the most out of your profile.

How new emojis make it to your smartphone

Every spring, a select group meets to vote on the latest emoji.

Cinespia celebrates the 40th anniversary of 'Rocky Horror'

Cinespia creative director John Wyatt stopped by Take Two to talk about the significance of the film.

US troops to remain in Afghanistan through 2016

President Obama says Afghan forces are "fully responsible for securing their country" but US troops are still needed for training and support.

Democratic debate: Professor, young dems weigh in

About 11 percent of all homes with televisions tuned into CNN to watch the event. The numbers indicate it's the most-viewed Democratic debate in history.

No more nudes for Playboy

Playboy's publishers think a little modesty could go a long way for the magazine.

For Sonia Manzano, 'Becoming Maria' was fate

Actress Sonia Manzano documents her childhood and life on 'Sesame Street' in her new memoir, 'Becoming Maria.'

Politicon: Trevor Noah, Ann Coulter will be in the same room

No, it's not the world's weirdest dinner party. They're just a two of the many folks who will be appearing this week at an event called Politicon.

'The Grinder' executive producer talks show's inspiration

Nicholas Stoller spoke with host Alex Cohen about the inspiration behind the plot, which often makes fun of TV courtroom shows.

'99 Homes': A thriller born from the Foreclosure Crisis

Take Two's Alex Cohen talks to director and co-writer Ramin Bahrani and actor Michael Shannon about their new movie '99 Homes.'