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
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.
In "On The Lot" Rebecca Keegan joins Alex Cohen to talk about the latest in Hollywood news.
Could the Doctor on Demand healthcare service turn the medical industry on its head? Alex Cohen speaks with Mark Sullivan from Venture Beat about the topic.
Tonight at the Hollywood Bowl, the late James Brown will be remembered with a series of covers by artists like Aloe Blacc, D'Angelo and Take Two's guest, Bettye LaVette.
After breaking up his band Ween, a couple of years ago, Aaron Freeman set out to create a new piece of work that reflected his struggles with addiction and relationships.
Photojournalist Lara Aburamadan and her husband, Jehad, have been live-streaming the view from their 11th floor apartment for the world to see.
More than 2000 soldiers from around the world are currently serving with the IDF, some of them teenagers from the US. We speak with an American who did just that
People wanting to better understand the process of making marijuana edibles have tapped a professional chef to teach them how. We have him, and his recipes, online.
The new film "I, Origins" from director Mike Cahill is a fascinating film that explores the relationship between science and spirituality.
Looking for new ways to motivate yourself? Want to know about the REAL paleo diet? And might you be part werewolf? It's time for our regular science segment Lab Notes.
Six seconds can a super star make in this day and age of the internet, and LA based freelance writer Nick Confalone is one of those stars, but so is his baby.
Director Richard Linklater's latest film, "Boyhood," takes the classic coming of age story to a whole new level.
Yuna Zarai is what you call a triple threat - a fashion designer, a lawyer and a talented musician. And she's playing a tribue to Ella Fitzgerald on July 9th at the Hollywood Bowl.
According to a new study, Facebook posts can make people feel happier, or sadder, depending on their tone. And the company found this out by manipulating what people saw online.