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
Doctors told British rocker Wilko Johnson he had a year at best. Cancer. His pal Roger Daltry said, let's make a record. The result, "Going Home". And a new lease on life.
Oscar Isaac plays a successful immigrant who owns a home heating oil company who finds it challenging to stay ahead while playing by the rules in a corrupt New York.
This weekend, tensions rose again between Hamas and Israel after both sides exchanged rocket fire. It was the first time such an exchange occurred since a cease-fire in August ended two months of conflict.
Christmas is just a few days a way and if you're bored with traditional treats, try a crazy candy cane cake - the latest creation from our friend, Charles Phoenix.
Gena Rowlands and Cheyenne Jackson star in the new movie about a bristly, but loving relationship between an older woman and her dance instructor.
During the Vietnam War, 74 American sailors lost their lives when the U.S.S. Frank E. Evans was struck by an Australian aircraft carrier in the South China Sea. But their names were never added to the Vietnam War Memorial. That may soon change.
Sons of Anarchy, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones - they all kill some of their most popular characters. Why? And how does it feel to the actors?
Gameshows may seem retro, but they're gaining audiences here in the U.S. and abroad. Even shows like "The Price is Right," which have been on the air for decades, are gaining viewers.
It's a big day in the world of music, with the likes of Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor and more, all nominated for Grammys.
Starry Kitchen - one of the most popular restaurants in LA - is reaching out to the community to help save their balls... crispy tofu balls that is.
Mother, manager, alcoholic... Brooke Shields' relationship with her mom informed who she is as a person, but there were plenty of problems along the way.
Los Angeles is a city filled with wordsmiths. But only one of them holds the title of poet laureate, Luis J. Rodriguez.
Apple heads to court to face the music this week. A federal lawsuit dating back almost a decade questions the tech giant's past dominance in the download market.
Stupid reigns at the box office and how accusations against Bill Cosby might ripple in Hollywood. It's "On The Lot," our weekly peek behind the scenes in Hollywood.
It's time for "On The Lot," our weekly peek behind the scenes in Hollywood. Alex Cohen speaks with Rebecca Keegan, who covers the film business for the LA Times.