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
Stupid reigns at the box office and how accusations against Bill Cosby might ripple in Hollywood. It's "On The Lot," our weekly peek behind the scenes in Hollywood.
It's time for "On The Lot," our weekly peek behind the scenes in Hollywood. Alex Cohen speaks with Rebecca Keegan, who covers the film business for the LA Times.
"Birdman" - the latest work from Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu - is a very different movie in many ways... including its score.
It may irk some parents, yet those same moms and dads may have no problem if their daughter dressed up as a male character like Darth Vader.
Just in time for last-minute Halloween costume shoppers, we have a list of etiquette tips to help you find something appropriate, edgy and fun.
Even though California's top health officer announced a quarantine for those who have come in contact with Ebola, that's not stopping some doctors from helping out.
A new soccer ball, called the Eir ball, is smaller and lighter, aiming to reduce injuries in youth soccer. Will it help?
Take Two features the latest in music with music journalist Chris Martins and Justino Aguila, Associate Editor of Latin at Billboard Magazine.
"Jimi: All Is By My Side", looks at a pivotal year in the life and career of Jimi Hendrix, but the creators used no Hendrix songs... Alex Cohen finds out why.
It's ladies night this week on Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. Shirley Halperin joins Alex Cohen in the studio to talk about some breakout female acts.
Many had hoped the high court would take on at least one of those cases to directly address the question of whether same-sex marriage is legal throughout the whole nation.
Justino Aguila and Steve Hochman join Alex Cohen in studio to talk about the latest in new music on this week's Tuesday Reviewsday.
It's a brief window into Jimi Hendrix's life, but the new movie is very telling of how one woman played a central role in his career.
Our music critics join Alex in studio for Tuesday Reviewsday to talk about the latest in new music, including tunes from Jason Moran, Foreign Fields and more.
Thirty years after it hit the screens, how did "The Cosby Show" revolutionize conversations on race?