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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

São Paulo residents suffer water shutoffs during shortage

Even though São Paulo is in Brazil, which has one eighth of the world's fresh water, it's suffering a major water shortage. And residents aren't happy.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Ricked Wicky, Slutever and more

Shirley Halperin and Chris Martins join Alex Cohen in studio for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week, Ricked Wicky, Elle King and more.

David Cross wants you to pay-what-you-want to see his film

Actor David Cross recently took to crowdsourcing site Kickstarter to help distribute his directorial debut, "Hits," a dark comedy about the nature of fame in the age of social media.

Liam Hayes releases his new album, 'Slurrup'

Alex Cohen is joined in the studio by Liam Hayes - previously known for playing under the name Plush - to talk about the release of his latest album.

New cybersecurity agency announced by Obama administration

The Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center will coordinate cyber threat intelligence from the FBI, the NSA and other federal agencies.

Answering your questions about the measles vaccine

Southern California Public Radio's health reporter, Rebecca Plevin, is in for our weekly segment, Impatient, to answer listener questions about the measles vaccine.

Bob Yeoman - Wes Anderson's secret weapon

He's been behind the camera of all of Wes Anderson's live action films - including "The Grand Budapest Hotel," and he just got his first Oscar nomination.

Q&A: How will Obamacare affect your taxes this year?

It's February, W2s are arriving in the mail, and that means one thing: tax time. But this year, because of Obamacare, the process will be a little different.

How does the housing market in LA compare with NYC?

To get more affordable housing in L.A., Angelenos are going to have to get comfortable with building up. But that doesn't necessarily mean more NYC-like skyscrapers.

RadioShack reportedly not long for this world

According to Bloomberg Businessweek, the 94 year old company is in bankruptcy talks, will be delisted on the stock exchange and could be selling off its assets.

Indecent and surprised: Eddie Redmayne on his Oscar nomination

"I would sit in front of the mirror and try to learn to isolate those [facial] muscles," says Redmayne when talking about his role in "The Theory of Everything."

Anti-domestic abuse ad to air during Super Bowl Sunday

The Super Bowl is one of the most powerful media to present a message to an audience, said Rama Yelkur, Dean of the College of Business and Management at Saginaw State University in Michigan.

Ms. Marvel busts anti-Islam bus ads in San Francisco

In response to anti-Islam bus ads, a creative group pasted images of Kamala Khan, or Ms. Marvel, a muslim teenage super hero, over the sides of the ads.

As Korean adoptees return, a complex relationship follows

Over 60 years, more than 200,000 Korean children were adopted overseas, most to U.S. families. Now, many are heading back to their roots.

Writer Susan Orlean's dilemma: to burn a book or not?

Susan Orlean's upcoming book is all about L.A.'s Central Public Library and the deliberately-set fire that destroyed 20 percent of its holdings. But what does it feel like to burn a book? To find out, she'd have to burn one herself.