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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

Third times a charm if LA hosts the 2024 Olympics

While other host cities go into staggering debt, LA made a profit. A look into the legacy of the 1932 and 1984 Olympics, and what 2024 could bring to the city.

For many faith-based communities in the US, ‘religious liberty’ has few limitations

What protections, if any, do faith-based communities across this country have?

Writers' rooms are more diverse than ever, but have a long way to go, study says

A new report from the Writer's Guild of America explores how women and minority screenwriters have been faring recently.

Recent storms boosts water levels at CA's largest reservoir

The state's Lake Shasta reservoir is filling up so fast, water managers actually had to allow some of it to run downstream.

Follow a blind man on his 3,000-mile run across America

A legally blind ultra marathon runner is making his way from Los Angeles to Boston. Jason Romero set off from Santa Monica Thursday morning.

9 things to know about private schools in LA

Private schools (also called independent schools) generally fall into three types of educational philosophies: religious, traditional, or progressive.

Jay and Mark Duplass on what 'Togetherness' says about LA schools

"Togetherness" focuses on L.A. parents Brett and Michelle. Dissatisfied with her school options, Michelle is inspired to join a group trying to start a charter school.

7 things to know about dual-language schools in LA

Dual-language schools, also known as two-way immersion schools, are becoming a popular option for parents in Southern California.

Looking back on the history of charter schools in CA

The first charter school law was passed in Minnesota in 1991. California followed suit the next year, thanks in no small part to State Senator Gary K. Hart.

8 things to know about enrolling your child in LA charter schools

There are more students in L.A. charters than any other district in the country. It's tough to navigate the options. Find out the questions to ask, how to apply and more.

How a child's cancer diagnosis became a video game

After Joel Green was diagnosed with terminal cancer his parents decided to live like their son was living. Then they turned their experience into a video game.

President Obama speaks from Havana after Brussels attacks

The president discussed his desire for Cuba and the U.S. to continue repairing their relations and voiced his support to bring the Brussels terrorists to justice.

10 things to know about magnet schools in LA

There are 210 magnet programs within LAUSD, each with its own particular theme— from STEM to public service to visual and performing arts.

California farm industry adds 30,000 jobs amid drought

How did an industry that many predicted would suffer without water end up consistently adding jobs throughout years that lacked any significant rainfall?

8 things to know about enrolling your kid in LA's public schools

How do you find out which school is yours? What if it's full? What if you live in one neighborhood but work in another?