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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

'Trolls' explores happiness and a new kind of princess

"We wanted to break the princess mold, the stereotype of the princess out there...and it's great because I think hopefully girls will aspire to use their brains like Poppy does..."

Combatting racial bias in the sharing economy

Discrimination in the global marketplace is nothing new: the ability to measure how often it happens and call out offenders is.

ACLU sues to make ballot selfies legal in time for Election Day

Because of a law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, ballot selfies will be legal in CA starting January 1. The ACLU is suing to move the date up, arguing that the ban violates the right to free speech.

'The Distance Between Us' introduces kids to the immigrant experience

'The Distance Between Us' chronicles Reyna Grande's experience being left behind in an impoverished Mexican town, while her parents went in search of work across the border.

'Eagle Huntress' director Otto Bell on the documentary that pretty much wrote itself

On day one of filming, 13-year-old Aishol-pan took a new eagle from its mother's nest on a Kazakh mountainside. Bell was hooked.

Jack Skellington headlines Hollywood Bowl

Get your tickets now, because Danny Elfman says this special performance of "The Nightmare before Christmas" won’t be an annual thing.

Hemingway's rocky relationship with Hollywood

It's pretty common for writers of all stripes to see their books, novels, even magazine articles adapted into movies.

Pentagon ordered to stop taking back National Guard signing bonuses

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday ordered the Pentagon to stop its efforts to collect repayment from members of the California National Guard who had received enlistment bonuses for signing during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Big wave feminism: Women will compete in Mavericks surf contest

Women have been breaking through all kinds of glass ceilings this year. This one is in the ocean.

​ People called me 'monkey': Journalists covering the campaign face insults, threats

Political correspondents share the pros and cons of reporting on one of the most contentious presidential races in recent memory.

Should parents post about their kids online?

A law professor and a pediatrician caution that sharing information about your kids online can have unintended consequences.

CA Secretary of State Padilla on voter registration deadline

Monday marks a VERY important deadline in California, it's the last day to registered to vote on November 8. CA's Secretary of State, Alex Padilla joins us for more.

Remembering Tom Hayden's impact on American politics

He was one of the "Chicago Seven," a group of protestors charged for allegedly inciting a riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

News organizations haven't done enough to protect against cyber attacks, Politico report says

Take Two's examine what a cyber attack on election night could look like and the potential fallout it could cause with Politico's Darren Samuelsohn.

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.