Alex Cohen Host, Take Two
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
As the saying goes, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. And in a presidential election season, it pays to be an impersonator.
GOP frontrunner Donald Trump could influence California's congressional race in an unexpected way.
The candidates focused heavily on issues important to Latinos, like immigration and a path to citizenship.
The South Coast Air Quality board says it plans to introduce more industry-friendly pollution rules. One official fears that sets things backwards.
Chances are that if you've opened a Mac computer or typed a few lines on a keyboard, you've probably used a font inspired by a former Trappist monk named Father Robert Palladino.
Words you can’t say on the radio, the psychology of a Trump supporter and a generally “meh” day for primary voters top the docket.
Los Angeles County's Juvenile Hall system has been described as a leaderless operation with conditions similar to a "Third World country prison."
Attorneys are in short supply...so should minors seeking asylum in the U.S. represent themselves in court? That's what one judge is saying.
Take Two speaks with war journalist Kim Barker on how her life covering Afghanistan inspired the new Tina Fey comedy Whiskey Tango FoxTrot.
Late jazz icon Nina Simone embraced her blackness. So many fans were upset to see Zoe Saldana wearing an afro wig and dark brown makeup for Simone's biopic.
Struggles for Sanders, a conservative chasm, and a bountiful black vote. Tuesday night was nothing if not dramatic.
With 12 states voting and 1,460 delegates on the line, there's a lot at stake on Super Tuesday. So how do you talk about such a critical moment for the candidates? With a little comedy, of course.
Writer Alynda Wheat thinks his edgy bits went exactly where they needed to go. Actress Anne-Marie Johnson says he "completely missed the point."
There is a controversy bubbling in South Dakota over which bathrooms transgender youth can use — and the outcome could impact California.
What's behind the upswing, and what it could mean for California's political future? The LA Times' John Myers and GOP strategist Mike Madrid explain.