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

The final presidential debate: SoCal reacts

Nearly 600 students and staff gathered at USC's Wallis Annenberg Hall to watch Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump meet on stage for a final time. Take Two was there.

Great ShakeOut Challenge: Make a tasty meal with earthquake kit ingredients

Most earthquake kit edibles are not exactly gourmet, but could they be? Two LA chefs share their gourmet takes on disaster preparedness.

People tend to like the media until they hear something that they don't agree with

We all have biases; it's the job of each journalist to report around them, The Poynter Institute's Al Tompkins says.

How fathers talk with their sons about sexism and 'boy talk'

This election has sparked all sorts of conversations between parents and kids-- about politics, about democracy, but also about sexism.

Head of policing association apologizes for history of racial abuse

Terrence M. Cunningham, president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, said the history of policing has had dark periods, including times when law enforcement officers “have been the face of oppression for too many of our fellow citizens.” Take Two hosts a roundtable discussion to hear reactions.

What Oaxacan and Ethiopian cuisine have to do with being an American

Ethiopian chef Genet Agonafer and Guelaguetza's Bricia Lopez explain how the food they make shapes what it means to them to be an American.

Photographer Rafael Cardenas documents a changing LA

A new book and exhibition capture the vivid imagery of a changing Los Angeles.

Hillary Clinton's recent tax proposal could lift some Angelenos out of poverty

Clinton's tax plan unveiled Tuesday shines new light on the child tax credit, lowering the earning threshold for eligibility.

How to get the best education for your kid with special needs

Advice for finding a school for your child with special needs, and making sure they get access to all the resources available.

Negin Farsad explains 'How to Make White People Laugh'

Farsad describes herself as an "Iranian-American Muslim female comedian-slash-filmmaker." The way she 'makes white people laugh' (and promotes social change too) is through her brand of social justice comedy.

Local Latino Trump supporter weighs in on #ThatMexicanThing

Clearly, Pence's quip did not go over well with Mexican Americans who were already opponents of the Trump-Pence ticket. ButWhat about Trump supporters?

The new novel 'Pasadena' brings a dark noir tale to the land of sun and roses

"Bad things happen everywhere. Even in the land of sun and roses." A chat with the author behind the YA novel set in our own backyard.

Could you do the climb up the US Bank building's 1664 stairs?

Alex Cohen speaks with a Wellness coach about 23rd Annual stair climb for Los Angeles. The event offers participants a chance to climb 75 stories for a good cause.

Archery, camping... video game design? Girl Scouts gamify their patches

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, Women in Games International and Sony's Santa Monica Studio teamed up for a Girl Scouts patch for video game design.

It's rude to butt in — even on the debate stage

Donald Trump interrupted Hillary Clinton 51 Monday night. Clinton cut in 17. Modern etiquette maven Amy Alkon says both were in the wrong.