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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

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.

Los Angeles County Juvenile Hall like a 'Third World country prison,' says new report

Los Angeles County's Juvenile Hall system has been described as a leaderless operation with conditions similar to a "Third World country prison."

Can minors represent themselves in immigration court?

Attorneys are in short supply...so should minors seeking asylum in the U.S. represent themselves in court? That's what one judge is saying.

'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot': Finding the comedy in war reporting

Take Two speaks with war journalist Kim Barker on how her life covering Afghanistan inspired the new Tina Fey comedy Whiskey Tango FoxTrot.

Zoe Saldana: Young, gifted, but maybe not black enough to play Nina Simone

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.

Take Two roundtable: Scrutinizing Super Tuesday

Struggles for Sanders, a conservative chasm, and a bountiful black vote. Tuesday night was nothing if not dramatic.

Take Two takes on Super Tuesday

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.

Chris Rock at the Oscars: Did he win or did he blow it?

Writer Alynda Wheat thinks his edgy bits went exactly where they needed to go. Actress Anne-Marie Johnson says he "completely missed the point."

South Dakota's transgender bathroom fight

There is a controversy bubbling in South Dakota over which bathrooms transgender youth can use — and the outcome could impact California.

CA sees rise in Independent voters. What's the GOP to do?

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.

Minority voters helped tip the scales in Nevada's Democratic caucus

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.

Can Apple unlock one iPhone without threatening the security of all its devices?

The fight between Apple and the government over access to the iPhone of San Bernardino mass shooter Syed Rizwan Farook has dominated headlines.

Politics or pandering: Are Clinton and Sanders trying too hard to court the black vote?

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 attack ads: A history

Presidential mudslinging ain’t nothing new. Attack ads have played a pivotal part in elections past. Here are some of the most efficient ones.

Candidates are hoping to strike electoral gold in the Silver State

On Saturday, Democratic caucusgoers will gather at firehouses, schools and even a few casinos throughout Nevada to decide the tight race.