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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

Living comfortably in LA, is it really possible?

It's no secret living in Los Angeles is expensive. So how does the average Angeleno live comfortably and have enough left over to save?

The man who makes Obama funny

“He wants to be edgy, not for a comedian, but edgy for a president,” says David Litt, the lead joke writer for the last four White House Correspondents' Dinners.

Balancing passion and compassion in political persuasion

Political leaders have inspired a lot of ire this election cycle. But is that the best way to convince the undecided that your policies are for the best?

Geena Davis talks Bentonville Film Festival

Actress Geena Davis tells host Alex Cohen why a town with no theaters was the perfect place to launch her own film festival.

Willie Williams’ tumultuous tenure at the helm of the LAPD

Williams took the top job at a turbulent time for the Los Angeles Police Department, but he wasn’t the hero then-Mayor Tom Bradley was hoping for.

For 'Straight Outta Compton' star Jason Mitchell, Key & Peele's Keanu a 'juicier' triumph

Mitchell's road to stardom was a bumpy one. When his first movie premiered, he was in a jail cell.

#MoreThanMean: The online harassment of women sports writers

The man behind the viral video explains where the initial idea came from and why he wanted to expose the comments that his women colleagues face.

Hikers forge their own paths on the Pacific Crest Trail

Recent fires in the area have caused gaps to form on the famed PCT. As a result, backpackers can take shuttles to go forward — or find their own way around.

Titus Welliver on the quiet intensity of Amazon's 'Bosch'

Welliver explains why he constantly winds up playing more serious and dark characters and how why he finds the character of Harry Bosch such a compelling one.

Border tunnel spanned 2,600 feet, used for drug trafficking

The passage was as long as nine football fields and featured a complex system of rails, ventilation, lighting and an elevator.

Google warns about the cyber vulnerability... of Google

In a recent report the Google flagged that its website can lead to potentially harmful malware for its users. We wanted to know what this could mean for users.

What's it like to be a professional organizer?

Yes, such people exist. But what does it take to do this for a living? What is it like to take on this sort of career in a place like L.A.?

Arabic-speaking student removed from flight vows to push for change

Khairuldeen Makhzoomi was escorted off his flight to Oakland earlier this month, after a passenger reported him for speaking Arabic on the phone before takeoff.

UC Berkeley student taken off Southwest flight after speaking Arabic

UC Berkeley student, Khairuldeen Makhzoomi was ordered off a Southwest flight earlier this month, shortly after he made a phone call waiting for takeoff.

Why two massive earthquakes doesn't indicate a trend

Mark Simons of the Caltech Seismology Laboratory explains why the two recent earthquakes do not indicate that global seismic activity is becoming more frequent.