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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

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.

LA law enforcement officials weigh-in on transparency, body cams

A KPCC investigation revealed that officers shot 375 people between 2010 and 2014. No officers have been prosecuted for any of those shootings.

Two men go from an adoption to a marriage

Nino Esposito adopted his partner Drew Bosee in 2012 because at the time that was the only way to ensure legal protections. Now, things have changed.

Airbnb tries to play nice

After their ad campaign in San Francisco flopped, the company agrees to implement some regulations across the 34,000 cities worldwide that they operate in.

Mizzou Jewish, black students bond amid racial tension

Campus Jews and blacks have faced aggression in recent weeks. Senior Marlee Ribnick says a shared struggle has brought the groups together.

CA school takes a stand on sitting with new desks

An elementary school in northern California will soon be the first in the country to have standing desks in all of its classrooms.

Why Bernie Sanders could have trouble securing Latino votes

Latinos could make or break the race for Sanders, and he faces an uphill battle.

'CodeGirl' tracks teen girls in tech competition

The mobile app market is estimated to be valued at $77 billion by the year 2017. But most of that money will likely go to men. As of now, 80 percent of app developers are male. 

LA's new child protection chief talks need for change

Michael Nash, former presiding judge of L.A. County's Juvenile Court, is the Office of Child Protection's new leader. He tells about taking on the job.

SoCal raves continue to face scrutiny

After 300 people were arrested at a Pomona electronic dance music festival, can events of this style and magnitude exist without incident?

'Water: Our Thirsty World' displays global challenges of H2O

While California's drought drags on, a new show at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach shows the complicated state of water around the world.

From Syria to Hollywood: Jay Abdo's rough road to stardom

Jay Abdo was Syria's Kevin Spacey, until he spoke out against President Bashar al-Assad. When the threats came, he fled to America.