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

ACLU discusses Lee Baca's conviction

Peter Eliasberg at the ACLU of Southern California spoke to KPCC’s Alex Cohen about his work to address abuse in LA County jails.

LA's first lady focuses on local change

Amy Elaine Wakeland has kept busy combating sexual and domestic violence, initiating LA’s drought education campaign and helping the homeless.

LA County registrar talks turnout, post-election fallout

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.

'Don't panic' and other advice from the Mexican consul

Trump’s tweets and media coverage of recent, very public raids have provoked a deep sense of paranoia in the Mexican community.

Ava DuVernay: Lack of black women directing is 'devastating'

DuVernay, whose documentary "13th" is up for an Oscar, told KPCC she isn't interested in berating Hollywood studios over the lack of diversity — she's focused on helping women make movies.

Ava DuVernay's latest film '13th' unpacks the 13th amendment

"The systems of oppression have made black people terrified of their own selves is one of the saddest statements in the film."

Mexican import tax could hit Californians right in the avocados

And that's not all. Here's how a suggested import tax on goods from Mexico could impact you, and the produce, cars and electronics you buy.

The Autry offers 'Flavors' from CA's past and present

Ever tried Spanish Goats? Standard Bronze Turkey? Texas Longhorn Cattle? No? Well now, the Autry museum is offering a historical taste tour of CA.

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.