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

Law enforcement expert calls Wednesday response 'textbook'

The San Bernardino Police Department was one of seven law enforcement agencies deployed during the mass shooting. How did they perform together?

'The Book with No Pictures' gives the kids control

A conversation with author BJ Novak about his #1 Best-seller 'The Book With No Pictures' and why its been so great for children and adults.

Producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan on resurrecting The Wiz

The famous production duo was deeply impacted by the musical when they were young. Now they get to bring The Wiz alive for a brand new generation.

Dee Dee Bridgewater on believing in the world of The Wiz

A conversation with the original Glinda the Good witch from the Wiz about why the play struck such a chord with black audiences.

Chan and Zuckerberg look to improve the world

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are selling off their Facebook and donating the profits to their new company, which will focus on philanthropy.

Tom Jones gets his 'rock and roll rocks off' in new album

Longtime musical superstar Tom Jones talks to Take Two's Alex Cohen about producing the album he's always wanted.

The 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks taking a stand

While most are taught this story in school, many are not aware of the entire story of Rosa Parks and why she was such an important Civil Rights leader.

50 years of 'a little love' from Charlie Brown

Lee Mendelson, producer of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas,' reflects the music, emotions and process of the special 50 years after it originally aired.

Forced to flee to the US, Syrian actor Jay Abdo responds to House lawmakers

Jay Abdo was Syria’s "Kevin Spacey," until he spoke out against the Assad regime. He sat down again with Take Two after the Senate voted to stop admitting refugees.

More Mexicans are leaving instead of coming to the U.S.

A new report from the Pew Research Center found that between 2009 and 2014 the U.S. had a net loss of 140,000 Mexican citizens.

Judge rules that frozen embryos must be 'discarded'

In a legal battle between ex-spouses, the judge ruled that the frozen embryos could not be kept and used by the ex-wife.

Quemetco, Inc. under investigation for lead contamination

The lead battery recycler has until the end of the month to submit a schedule to test the soil outside its property for lead contamination.

Late night Paris raids reveal sophisticated network

USC Counterterrorism expert Errol Southers says American officials should take notice.

Oxford's Word of the Year isn't actually a word

It's the 'face with tears of joy' emoji. Sociolinguist Tyler Schnoebelen, one of the leading researchers on emoji, explains more.

Paris, Beirut and America’s case of selective grief

Two cities were targeted by terrorists last week, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at Facebook. Here’s why.