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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

Matt Fuller on being in love while having autism

A new PBS documentary airing tonight explores some of the joys and challenges of romance for autistic adults. Alex Cohen spoke to the director for more information.

#WhereisRey? The psychology behind gendered toys

A conversation about why it's important for kids to be able to play with toys that they can personally identify with and why toy-manufacturers should learn that.

Avoiding another year of #oscarssowhite during awards season

At last year's Academy awards, white actors earned all 20 of the nominations in the lead and supporting categories. So will this year be any different?

Should gun violence be studied as a matter of public health?

Doctors for America went to Capitol Hill to recognize gun violence as a public health issue and to end the restrictions for the CDC recognizing it as such.

Clinton campaign to engage Asian-American voters

According to the census bureau, the number of Asian Americans registered to vote has doubled since the year 2000, making them a powerful force in modern politics.

How So Cal fire and rescue have prepared for El Niño

To help alleviate some of the disasters that can be triggered by El Niño, So Cal fire departments have prepared to help those put in danger by the storms.

White House hopefuls react to President's actions on guns

Gun control often comes up during presidential elections, but this year it's likely to stand out for a number of reasons.

What to call Oregon’s armed occupiers

Media organizations can't seem to agree on exactly what to call the men currently occupying a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon.

State lawmakers have a lot of work ahead of them this year

At least two of the hurdles they’ll face in 2016 are leftover from 2015.

Moby on his new restaurant and LA's pros and cons

Moby made the move to L.A. from his native New York five years ago. Now he's got a new vegan eatery in the city's Silver Lake neighborhood called Little Pine.

The consequences for violating patient privacy laws

Hospital laws to prevent a breach in patient privacy don't mean much unless they're properly and consistently enforced, and that may not be happening.

6 fun, creative ways to ring in the New Year with your kids

Hint: It may involve a lot of balloons.

A rare look inside San Quentin's death row

Yesterday, a small group of reporters were allowed a rare glimpse inside the facility, which now houses more than 700 condemned killers.

These winter cocktails will keep you (very) warm

The winter holidays are a time for friends, family and cheer. Oh, and alcohol. Lots of alcohol.

Surfing the perfect (artificial) wave whenever you want

The tradition of waiting for the weather to bring the perfect wave to a beach near you may be about to end, if pro-surfer Kelly Slater has a say about it.