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
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.
Bernie Sanders lost in Nevada, but won in one way that was not thought possible just months ago: he closed the Latino voter gap with Hillary Clinton.
The fight between Apple and the government over access to the iPhone of San Bernardino mass shooter Syed Rizwan Farook has dominated headlines.
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have secured endorsements from influential black leaders, but will they still be around after the votes have been cast?
Presidential mudslinging ain’t nothing new. Attack ads have played a pivotal part in elections past. Here are some of the most efficient ones.
On Saturday, Democratic caucusgoers will gather at firehouses, schools and even a few casinos throughout Nevada to decide the tight race.
Dr. Michael Neeki believes that more lives could have been saved on the day of the San Bernardino terrorist attack, so he's preparing for another emergency.
The most high-stakes debate of this presidential election just might be the one that takes place in your living room. Here are some ground rules.
It took Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick nearly a decade to get the snakiest super-hero ever on the silver screen. What did it take to get it released? They'll explain.