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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

How campuses, students are tackling college sex assault

From now until Thanksgiving, campuses will be on high alert. It's the period known as 'the red zone,' the time when reports of sexual assault spike.

Digital communication may not be impersonal, study says

The notion that sending texts and emails is a cold and impersonal way to communicate may not be true, according to a new study.

Weekend on the cheap: It's so hot, we could cry

KPCC's social media producer, Kristen Lepore, is here to share a list of fun and almost-free weekend activities.

Sara Schaefer on women in comedy, tiny pieces of chocolate

Sara Schaefer joins Take two to talk about what it's like for women in comedy today, and how advertising aimed at women just doesn't make sense sometimes.

As 'Key & Peele' ends, writers reflect on race and comedy

Writers Ian Roberts and Jay Martel share their thoughts on the show that wasn't afraid to 'go there.'

3 tips to transform your teen's online etiquette

While Britian's Debrett's is helping teens with online 'NET-iquette,' our very own Amy Alkon has tips for U.S. teen and online manners.

The BuzzFeed effect: From listicles to actual news source

According to those familiar with the deal, BuzzFeed is looking to lease a 250,000-square-foot complex on the edge of downtown L.A.

The genesis of the American gunman

Questions remain as to why Vester Lee Flanagan allegedly shot 2 journalists, but one theory blames the false promise of the American Dream.

What makes a hero? An explanation from psychology

Throughout the world, four men who subdued an attacker on a train are being revered as heroes. But what exactly makes a hero?

Joe Domanick’s ‘Blue’ tackles troubled history of policing in LA and beyond

Domanick shines a floodlight on the LAPD’s finest and darkest hours.

What 'Straight Outta Compton' can do for Hollywood diversity

With the huge success of 'Straight Outta Compton,' how can it advance diversity in Hollywood? Film executive Franklin Leonard weighs in.

Here's how Obama's fight against heroin impacts SoCal

The Obama administration is emphasizing treatment in a $13.4-million bid to staunch the rising heroin epidemic in the country.

'Mistress America' Director Noah Baumbach on creating 'cinema out of psychology'

The director sat down with Take Two's Alex Cohen.

Quvenzhané Wallis brings to life Almitra in 'Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet'

A new interpretation of "Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet" is making its way to the big screen. And in it actress Quvenzhane Wallis brings to life the character Almitra.

Jason Segel reflects on the nature of celebrity with Alex Cohen

Jason Segel plays David Foster Wallace in 'The End of the Tour.'