Alex Cohen Host, Take Two

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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

The authentic Indigenous-inspired fashion of B. Yellowtail

After being disappointed with the portrayal of Native American iconography in fashion, Bethany Yellowtail established her own.

A park on top of a freeway? The plans for Space 134

The vision plans for a cap freeway park on top of the 134 freeway which will feature acres of walking trails and greenery, have finally begun to take shape.

'The Powerpuff Girls' return as cartoon reboots punch into high gear

Recently Cartoon Network revealed that one of their most beloved original shows, "The Powerpuff Girls," was returning to the network. What's with all of the revisited content?

How the 2016 race changes the political impersonation business

As the saying goes, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. And in a presidential election season, it pays to be an impersonator.

State of Affairs: Bullet trains and an update on California's congressional race

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump could influence California's congressional race in an unexpected way.

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders spar over immigration

The candidates focused heavily on issues important to Latinos, like immigration and a path to citizenship.

Senate leader pledges to maintain environmental advancements

The South Coast Air Quality board says it plans to introduce more industry-friendly pollution rules. One official fears that sets things backwards.

Meet the Trappist monk who inspired Apple's iconic design

Chances are that if you've opened a Mac computer or typed a few lines on a keyboard, you've probably used a font inspired by a former Trappist monk named Father Robert Palladino.

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.