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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

Ricardo Khan on the bravery, service of the Tuskegee Airmen

A conversation with the director of 'Fly,' a play that details why a group of black pilots were so effective at inspiring racial progress.

Examining the diversity deficit in entertainment news

The media has been flooded with stories castigating Hollywood for its lack of racial diversity. But what about all the reporters writing those stories?

The military vote: vets refuse to be political 'props'

Tonight at Drake University, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a special event to benefit veterans. Why court this particular vote?

Rental listings in Santa Clara increase for Super Bowl 50

Most hotel rooms near Levi's Stadium have already been scooped up. Those nearby are looking to rent out their property to turn a tidy profit.

El Niño triggers rapid erosion throughout the coast

Even though it's helped out with the drought, the powerful storms of recent weeks have had a devastating effect on California's coast.

Bernie Sanders and the 'art of a political revolution'

"Every good movement has always had a good visual soundtrack to it," says Luis Calderin, arts, culture & youth vote manager for the Sanders Campaign.

California stakes a claim in the olive oil business

Forty years ago California wines outperformed French vintages at a competition- the so-called "Judgement of Paris." The olive oil industry may be next

Single-sex schools are unproven as a benefit

LAUSD superintendent says one possible strategy to attract more families could be to create more single-sex campuses throughout the district.

How to make LA Unified a better school district

With lagging student achievement, dwindling enrollment and funding problems, how can Michelle King begin to turn LA Unified around?

What will it take to solve the nation's student debt crisis?

The President used a portion of his Tuesday's speech to address ballooning student debt. His comments come at a time when student debt burdens have reached record levels.

Business is booming at the Donner Ski Ranch

A sharp increase in snow is always a good thing for the Donner Ski Ranch and a sharp contrast to the drought that put them in dire straights two years ago.

Hasbro vows to give Star Wars fans more Rey toys

#WhereisRey? has been gaining traction ever since the female protagonist was excluded from an action figure set. The toy-manufacturer is trying to rectify that.

Matt Fuller on being in love while having autism

A new PBS documentary airing tonight explores some of the joys and challenges of romance for autistic adults. Alex Cohen spoke to the director for more information.

#WhereisRey? The psychology behind gendered toys

A conversation about why it's important for kids to be able to play with toys that they can personally identify with and why toy-manufacturers should learn that.

Avoiding another year of #oscarssowhite during awards season

At last year's Academy awards, white actors earned all 20 of the nominations in the lead and supporting categories. So will this year be any different?