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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

California farm industry adds 30,000 jobs amid drought

How did an industry that many predicted would suffer without water end up consistently adding jobs throughout years that lacked any significant rainfall?

8 things to know about enrolling your kid in LA's public schools

How do you find out which school is yours? What if it's full? What if you live in one neighborhood but work in another?

Why 'school choice' matters—even if you don't have a kid

What is a "good" school? Do all the choices out there make it easier or harder to find one? Even if you don't have kids, it's something to consider.

The 25th anniversary of the murder of Latasha Harlins

Latasha Harlins was a black teenager who was killed 25 years ago after a struggle in a convenience store. Her story is a significant part of the 1992 LA riots.

Skater Cindy Whitehead looks back on 50 years of Vans

Cindy Whitehead was one of the first girls on L.A.'s skate scene back in the 1970s. She talks about what it meant to sport a pair of Vans then, and what it means now.

All the single ladies: Unmarried women and politics

Rebecca Traister, author of 'All the Single Ladies: Unmarried women on the Rise of an Independent Nation' on unmarried women being the most potent political force.

The authentic Indigenous-inspired fashion of B. Yellowtail

After being disappointed with the portrayal of Native American iconography in fashion, Bethany Yellowtail established her own.

A park on top of a freeway? The plans for Space 134

The vision plans for a cap freeway park on top of the 134 freeway which will feature acres of walking trails and greenery, have finally begun to take shape.

'The Powerpuff Girls' return as cartoon reboots punch into high gear

Recently Cartoon Network revealed that one of their most beloved original shows, "The Powerpuff Girls," was returning to the network. What's with all of the revisited content?

How the 2016 race changes the political impersonation business

As the saying goes, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. And in a presidential election season, it pays to be an impersonator.

State of Affairs: Bullet trains and an update on California's congressional race

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump could influence California's congressional race in an unexpected way.

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders spar over immigration

The candidates focused heavily on issues important to Latinos, like immigration and a path to citizenship.

Senate leader pledges to maintain environmental advancements

The South Coast Air Quality board says it plans to introduce more industry-friendly pollution rules. One official fears that sets things backwards.

Meet the Trappist monk who inspired Apple's iconic design

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.

Politics and comedy: The week’s top political headlines, served with a side of humor

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.