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
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.
James Cameron's technologically ambitious film, "Avatar" has overtaken another Cameron blockbuster, "Titanic," to become the number one movie of all time in domestic box office earnings.
Blue whales are sounding a bit different than a couple decades ago.
A California preservation panel voted Friday to make the Apollo 11 moon landing site, known as Tranquility Base, a state historical resource.
This weekend at the REDCAT Theater in Los Angeles, experimental composer Steve Horowitz and The Code Ensemble will be performing a new interpretation of David Shire's score to the 1974 film "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three." The performance will be accompanied by a film made by Jane Brill that incorporates images from the subway and samples from the gritty New York City thriller.
The curtain’s falling at the Pasadena Playhouse, possibly for good. Administrators said today that the venerable house’s current production will be its last.