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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

The Mexican Western you probably didn't know about

'Tiempo de Morir' was penned by the legendary Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the Ford Theatre on Friday.

Interest in skateboarding as an Olympic sport ramps up

The sport was born from urban culture and rebellion. Now, one global skate scholar at USC believes that the sport has a lot to offer as official Olympic event.

Hillary Clinton's breakthrough moment was a long time coming

A look at the policies and people who paved Clinton's path to the Democratic nomination.

Uninformed? Don't vote, ethicist suggests

If you do vote, however, don't be afraid to vote for the lesser of two evils, says economic and political ethicist Jason Brennan.

Roxane Gay: The first black woman to write a Marvel comic

In November, Marvel will expand its Black Panther property with a new series, co-written by Roxane Gay. She tells Take Two how and why she made the jump to comics

How real women on Wall Street helped shape 'Equity'

When 'Equity' director Meera Menon and actress Sarah Megan Thomas set out to make a female-focused film about Wall Street, they sought perspectives from the women who work there.

Getting ready for a big move? Research says prep the kids

Moving to a new home can bring a lot of change for a family. Research shows there can be some negative long-term impacts on kids, but there's good news too.

California view: 5 things to watch for at the Democratic National Convention

The theme for this first day is "United Together," but how do you do that in the midst of yet another email scandal?

Veterans react to back-to-back shootings of police by former military men

An exploration of the relation between police and the military and how the recent back-to-back attacks on police are impacting those communities.

How 'good' immigrants, 'bad' immigrants fit Trump rhetoric

When it comes to immigration, Donald Trumps appears to be of two minds about who is considered American, and who is not.

Could a mysterious case of Zika point to a new mode of transmission?

In a bit of a medical mystery, a person who cared for a Zika-infected relative in Utah also contracted the virus. It's still unclear how it happened.

'I'm what most working actors are', a look at the lives of character actors

The new Netflix documentary, "That Gal Who...Was in That Thing,"explores the lives of successful female character actors and the challenges they face as women.

How Santa Monica has helped create safer open spaces

A look at how Santa Monica rebuilt infrastructure at their promenade following the 2003 tragedy that left 10 dead and 63 wounded.

Reactions to the Nice attacks from within the city and LA

We'll speak with people who have personal ties to Nice: An Angeleno who now resides in Nice and a Frenchman now resides in Los Angeles

Shawn Amos on playing the blues, 70s Hollywood, protest music

We are living in difficult times, but if you're looking for a break from the heavy news headlines, music could be the answer.