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
Thirty years after it hit the screens, how did "The Cosby Show" revolutionize conversations on race?
Right now in Switzerland the Chuck Norris of cycling is trying to go farther than any person on a bike has gone before — in one hour.
This week California got one step closer to making the 1980s Hollywood fantasy of Knight Rider a 21st century reality with driverless car permits that take effect today.
What's going on in the entertainment industry? That's a question we answer every week with Rebecca Keegan from the Los Angeles Times, in our regular segment, On The Lot.
When casting first started for the new movie drama, "The Skeleton Twins," Bill Hader wasn't even being considered because filmmakers feared he couldn't do drama.
Guardians of the Galaxy had a budget of about $170 million dollars, which is nothing next to the $500 million it cost to make the new video game called "Destiny."
This week music critic Steve Hochman and Justino Aguila, associate editor of Latin at Billboard Magazine, join Alex Cohen with their favorite new music picks.
A book of "lost" stories from Dr. Seuss comes out Tuesday. The expert who re-discovered the tales shares more on the stories and how they helped Dr. Seuss become a beloved children's author.
Grammy-winning musician Marcus Miller and producer/director Reginald Hudlin are coming together at the Hollywood Bowl to celebrate "The Black Movie Soundtrack."
Stuart Murdoch of the indie band Belle and Sebastian, joins Alex Cohen in studio to talk about the new film that he wrote/directed called 'God Help The Girl.'
Disney has applied for three patents for unmanned aircraft — yes, drones! — that would be use in the park's entertainment shows.
Waves reached heights of more than 20 feet in Southern California, as a swell caused by Hurricane Marie continues to impact the coast.
A St. Louis-area hip-hop station has broken format to become a place for people to voice their opinions about the protests in Ferguson.
What do LA's top graffiti artists have in common with a rare, 17th-century text found in the Getty's rare book collection? As it turns out, plenty.
Elias Groll from Foreign Policy joins the show to talk about the President's remarks regarding the execution of US journalist James Foley in Iraq.