Alex Cohen Host, Take Two
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
The big news of the day is bad news for nearly 5,200 employees of the Los Angeles Unified School District. They may not be employees much longer.
Today's a big day for John Perez. The freshman assemblyman from Los Angeles was sworn in as California's new Assembly speaker. Here's what you need to know about him:
The music of Trainwreck has been described as "a cornucopia of rock and a five-headed Hydra of pleasure." Though they've been together for years, they've just released their official debut album and on February 27 they take to the stage at Dipiazza's in Long Beach.
I'm a big fan of guys who can rock AND crack me up at the same time. Which is why I've always been a fan of Kyle Gass. You may know him as the more balding half of the duo Tenacious D (also featuring Jack Black).
So gang... it's go time. Here's the skinny: back when we were gearing up for pledge time, a certain host made a comment about how he and his buddy were the Masters of the Pledge (not to be confused with Masters of the Dance, but close).
Hi Welcome to my new KPCC blog. For me, blogs are a lot like plants. I love looking at them... I adore their variety. But I'm TERRIBLE at keeping them. I always start off with the best of intentions and lots of water.
Tonight at the Mann Grauman's Chinese Theater, the Hollywood award season will go to a new dimension. It's the first ever International 3D Society Awards Show.
Over the next few weeks, filmmaker Jason Reitman will bring some of his favorite movies to the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles. The screenings start this weekend with "Election" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."
One of the big challenges during this year's census will be counting the homeless, but the city of Los Angeles has a new idea for making sure those without a home aren’t overlooked. The plan hinges on socks.
If you thought street food in L.A. was all about taco trucks and hot dog carts, you should take a trip to the city’s first street food festival.
Good news today for a famed hotel in Century City that was headed towards demolition. Next Century Associates announced new plans that will keep the Century Plaza Hotel intact.
Last Sunday night, gang intervention worker Ronald "Looney" Barron left a bar with his girlfriend when he noticed a tagger on West Pico Boulevard. Barron confronted the tagger, who shot and killed him. He was 40-years-old.
This weekend, Southern Californians can pick up a fruit tree for free. A group called Fallen Fruit is hosting a fruit tree adoption at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and at the Watts Towers Arts Center and Charles Mingus Youth Arts Center.
When John Ireland and John Ainsworth learned about a Supreme Court decision to bar the streaming of live testimony from the gay marriage trial on YouTube, they knew they had to do something. They decided to recreate all twelve days of testimony with actors and put it online.
Brigadier General Mary J. Kight was sworn in this week as the new adjutant general of the California National Guard.