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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

Mary Blair: The artistic force behind Disney's 'Cinderella'

Mary Blair was the artist behind Disney's "Cinderella." The live action version of the classic animated feature is out in theaters March 13.

Anna Akana is a HUGE YouTube star. Now she’s got a new show on Snapchat

These days super heroes dominate film and television, but today they're coming to a new platform -the messaging app Snapchat.

'Maps to the Stars' writer Bruce Wagner's life informed his dark take on Hollywood

The Beverly Hills native used his knowledge from growing up among celebrities to create the dark story of director David Cronenberg's latest movie.

After death threats, Brianna Wu talks gaming's dark side

It's tough enough being a woman in the real world, but it's even tougher being one in a video game. Just ask Princess Peach, of Mario fame.

Are minorities well represented in video games?

We hear all the time about the lack of diversity in film and television, but what about other forms of media? Say, video games?

Are you missing your adult vaccinations?

The measles outbreak in the U.S. sparked debates about children and vaccination, but it turns out that a lack of vaccinations among adults is also a problem.

The Net Neutrality debate is far from over

Internet access is "too important to let broadband providers be the ones making the rules," said FCC's Tom Wheeler. But, what's to come?

Impatient: Measles and West Nile still a concern in SoCal

With measles on the wane and West Nile on the rise, we turn to Rebecca Plevin for the latest in health news in our weekly segment, Impatient.

KPCC exclusive with The Airborne Toxic Event's Mikel Jollett

You can't force the creative process, but you can indulge in vision quests, bike rides, and food to try and set it off. At least that's worked for Mikel Jollett.

São Paulo residents suffer water shutoffs during shortage

Even though São Paulo is in Brazil, which has one eighth of the world's fresh water, it's suffering a major water shortage. And residents aren't happy.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Ricked Wicky, Slutever and more

Shirley Halperin and Chris Martins join Alex Cohen in studio for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week, Ricked Wicky, Elle King and more.

David Cross wants you to pay-what-you-want to see his film

Actor David Cross recently took to crowdsourcing site Kickstarter to help distribute his directorial debut, "Hits," a dark comedy about the nature of fame in the age of social media.

Liam Hayes releases his new album, 'Slurrup'

Alex Cohen is joined in the studio by Liam Hayes - previously known for playing under the name Plush - to talk about the release of his latest album.

New cybersecurity agency announced by Obama administration

The Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center will coordinate cyber threat intelligence from the FBI, the NSA and other federal agencies.

Answering your questions about the measles vaccine

Southern California Public Radio's health reporter, Rebecca Plevin, is in for our weekly segment, Impatient, to answer listener questions about the measles vaccine.