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
The new documentary "Asperger's Are Us" follows four young, comic comrades around Boston as they get ready for what could be their final show.
"Letter to a Man" is the one-man show starring Mikhail Baryshnikov based on the memoir of another famous Russian dancer who struggled with schizophrenia.
One journalist makes the case that some networks are "helping to fundamentally rewire human society."
While Facebook can't be blamed for false headlines, the company did little to stop them from spreading this election season.
Now that the election is over, many families are now asking "what next?" A psychologist offers suggestions for productive ways to move forward.
For Jim Garlow, senior pastor at Skyline Church, Donald Trump represents a step in the right direction.
On Election Day, the number of female governors in the U.S. dropped from six to five. The number of women in Congress stayed flat. Where do we go from here?
The presidential race uncovered deep divisions in the nation. A look at how SoCal's faith communities plan to repair the rift.
"The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller" is a creation of filmmaker Sam Greene, with real-time narration and a live score by indie rock band Yo La Tengo.
"Loving" follows the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose groundbreaking case made its way to the Supreme Court.
The show's star, Darren Criss, says America is able to embrace the show differently due to growing awareness of gender identity.
"We wanted to break the princess mold, the stereotype of the princess out there...and it's great because I think hopefully girls will aspire to use their brains like Poppy does..."
Discrimination in the global marketplace is nothing new: the ability to measure how often it happens and call out offenders is.
Because of a law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, ballot selfies will be legal in CA starting January 1. The ACLU is suing to move the date up, arguing that the ban violates the right to free speech.
'The Distance Between Us' chronicles Reyna Grande's experience being left behind in an impoverished Mexican town, while her parents went in search of work across the border.