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
Millions of Japanese cars are getting recalled because of air bags made by the Takata Corporation.
Come this Sunday night, magic gets its moment in the spotlight with the 45th Annual Academy of Magical Arts Awards ceremony at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Los Angeles.
For years, parents have heard the warnings to not let their children zone out in front of the TV for too long; the American Academy of Pediatrics warns against any TV time for children under 2.
The NFL announced this week it'll spend $60 million to research and develop new technology to prevent future injuries. But there might be millions more to be had by companies that are springing up to offer their own equipment and products to the league.
California already has an official song -- "I Love You California."
Sequestration. Immigration. Gun Control.
Take Two host Alex Cohen met up guerrilla gardener and TED speaker Ron Finley next to his garden in his South LA neighborhood.
Now we take a look at how an event thousands of miles away is reverberating in Southern California. Yesterday in New Delhi, a vigil was held for the 23-year-old student who died of internal injuries sustained from a brutal gang rape.
Although many would-be parents are using social media as a tool in adoption, as with any online transactions, there are many risks involved.
Band members of Imperial Stars were sentenced Monday to probabtion and community service for their daytime, mid-freeway concert two years ago.
Soccer fans Saturday will get a chance to watch the U.S. Women’s soccer team train at the Home Depot Center in Carson before they take on Australia at the stadium Sunday.
Southland musician Michael Andrews makes his living composing scores for Hollywood films, but he recently took time off to make an album about becoming a father.
A report from the AP has found little oversight of the $250 million raised in the 20 years since California authorized the "We Will Never Forget" memorial plates.
While most networks see primetime ratings shrink, one network has been able to boast a 7 percent increase in the key primetime slots: Spanish-language Univision.
Southern California isn't exactly known for being pedestrian friendly. But the two-day Big Parade L.A. aims to smash that stereotype starting this Saturday.