Alex Cohen Host, Morning Edition
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
At CES, there's everything from connected washing machines to thermostats on display, but is this the connected home that people imagined 50 years ago?
This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, Shirley Halperin from Billboard Magazine joins Alex Cohen to talk about the album's that she's looking forward to in 2015.
From new driver's licenses to a student loan program, SCPR's Leslie Berestein Rojas explains how many people took advantage of these new rules in their first few days.
While the U.S. government's claimed that North Korea is behind the Sony hack, some cybersecurity experts aren't as convinced.
Doctors told British rocker Wilko Johnson he had a year at best. Cancer. His pal Roger Daltry said, let's make a record. The result, "Going Home". And a new lease on life.
Oscar Isaac plays a successful immigrant who owns a home heating oil company who finds it challenging to stay ahead while playing by the rules in a corrupt New York.
This weekend, tensions rose again between Hamas and Israel after both sides exchanged rocket fire. It was the first time such an exchange occurred since a cease-fire in August ended two months of conflict.
Christmas is just a few days a way and if you're bored with traditional treats, try a crazy candy cane cake - the latest creation from our friend, Charles Phoenix.
Gena Rowlands and Cheyenne Jackson star in the new movie about a bristly, but loving relationship between an older woman and her dance instructor.
A Philippe's manager explains why after 106 years of being a cash-only establishment, the restaurant is now accepting credit cards.
During the Vietnam War, 74 American sailors lost their lives when the U.S.S. Frank E. Evans was struck by an Australian aircraft carrier in the South China Sea. But their names were never added to the Vietnam War Memorial. That may soon change.
Sons of Anarchy, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones - they all kill some of their most popular characters. Why? And how does it feel to the actors?
Gameshows may seem retro, but they're gaining audiences here in the U.S. and abroad. Even shows like "The Price is Right," which have been on the air for decades, are gaining viewers.
It's a big day in the world of music, with the likes of Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor and more, all nominated for Grammys.
Starry Kitchen - one of the most popular restaurants in LA - is reaching out to the community to help save their balls... crispy tofu balls that is.