Alex Cohen Host, Morning Edition

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Alex Cohen is the local host of "Morning Edition", NPR's most popular show. Prior to that, she was co-host of KPCC's "Take Two" and "All Things Considered."

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 several journalism 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

Déjà vu: Donald Trump's Nixonian relationship with the press

One presidential scholar says the President-elect's relationship with the media is reminiscent of another Republican head of state.

Why more teens are depressed and what can be done about it

A recent report published in the journal Pediatrics finds that teen depression is increasing, and many depressed teens aren't getting treatment.

House Democrats consider new Minority Leader after bruising election

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi has led House Democrats since 2011, but party losses earlier this month have led some lawmakers to look for a replacement.

'Asperger's Are Us': Comedy on the autism spectrum

The new documentary "Asperger's Are Us" follows four young, comic comrades around Boston as they get ready for what could be their final show.

Mikhail Baryshnikov descends into a dark place in 'Letter to a Man'

"Letter to a Man" is the one-man show starring Mikhail Baryshnikov based on the memoir of another famous Russian dancer who struggled with schizophrenia.

Social media continues to shape the world in troubling new ways

One journalist makes the case that some networks are "helping to fundamentally rewire human society."

What Facebook did to media literacy in America

While Facebook can't be blamed for false headlines, the company did little to stop them from spreading this election season.

5 things families can do to move forward post-election

Now that the election is over, many families are now asking "what next?" A psychologist offers suggestions for productive ways to move forward.

For one evangelical leader, President-elect Trump an imperfect champion in faith fight

For Jim Garlow, senior pastor at Skyline Church, Donald Trump represents a step in the right direction.

What 2016 means for the future of women in politics

On Election Day, the number of female governors in the U.S. dropped from six to five. The number of women in Congress stayed flat. Where do we go from here?

Healing America: Faith leaders reflect on unity after the election

The presidential race uncovered deep divisions in the nation. A look at how SoCal's faith communities plan to repair the rift.

'The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller' turns the documentary formula on its head

"The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller" is a creation of filmmaker Sam Greene, with real-time narration and a live score by indie rock band Yo La Tengo.

Joel Edgerton on playing Richard Loving, the reluctant activist

"Loving" follows the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose groundbreaking case made its way to the Supreme Court.

How trans politics changed who 'Hedwig's' audience is

The show's star, Darren Criss, says America is able to embrace the show differently due to growing awareness of gender identity.

'Trolls' explores happiness and a new kind of princess

"We wanted to break the princess mold, the stereotype of the princess out there...and it's great because I think hopefully girls will aspire to use their brains like Poppy does..."