Alex Cohen Host, Take Two

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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

Imperial Stars sentenced to probation for freeway gig

Band members of Imperial Stars were sentenced Monday to probabtion and community service for their daytime, mid-freeway concert two years ago.

Watch the US Women's soccer team train in Southern California

Soccer fans Saturday will get a chance to watch the U.S. Women’s soccer team train at the Home Depot Center in Carson before they take on Australia at the stadium Sunday.

Michael Andrews makes a musical tribute to fatherhood

Southland musician Michael Andrews makes his living composing scores for Hollywood films, but he recently took time off to make an album about becoming a father.

California governors use funds from 9/11 memorial license plates

A report from the AP has found little oversight of the $250 million raised in the 20 years since California authorized the "We Will Never Forget" memorial plates.

Univision adapts to a new generation of Latinos in the US

While most networks see primetime ratings shrink, one network has been able to boast a 7 percent increase in the key primetime slots: Spanish-language Univision.

Big Parade LA sets off this weekend for a 35-mile walk

Southern California isn't exactly known for being pedestrian friendly. But the two-day Big Parade L.A. aims to smash that stereotype starting this Saturday.

Caine's Arcade prepares to hit the road

Nine-year-old Caine Monroy built an elaborate arcade filled with games made out of cut-up cardboard boxes and plastic toys; now it's a viral video sensation about to go on tour.

Crews feel they have upper hand on Acton brush fire

Firefighters say they have slowed the fire for now. At 40% containment, crews expect to battle the fire into the night. Meanwhile, Metrolink has re-opened its tracks north of Via Princess.

Student drank urine when DEA forgot him in cell

Daniel Chong ate glass and took methamphetamine that had been accidentally left in the cell. While hallucinating, he carved "Sorry Mom" into his arm with glass.

Mexican rockers Maná to break Staples Center record for sold-out shows

Mexican pop rockers Maná are poised to break the record for most-ever sold out shows at the Staples Center tonight, reflecting the growing popularity of Latin pop music in the U.S.

Group sues for release of documents related to 1970 killing of journalist

A lawsuit is demanding disclosure of documents pertaining to the 42 year-old case of Ruben Salazar, accidentally killed by a sheriff's deputy in 1970.

Will Ryan to perform with Donald and Goofy

This weekend, Will Ryan and his band, the Cactus Cowboys, will be playing a special set that’s likely to be a big hit with animation buffs.

Motion to ban sales of puppy mill dogs approved

A motion making it illegal to sell animals that aren't rescues or legitimately bred in Los Angeles was passed by the city council Wednesday.

City council to vote on $4.5 million payout to wounded suspect

LAPD officers shot a gang member they believed to be armed, leaving him nearly quadriplegic. Now the Council must decide whether to approve a $4.5 million settlement.

State audit finds disaster at Children & Family Services

A state audit has revealed serious failures and disturbing gaps at the Department of Children and Family Services, including thousands of uncompleted investigations.