Austin Cross

Associate Producer, Take Two

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Austin Cross is an Associate Producer for KPCC's Take Two program.

Austin came to KPCC from CBS Radio where he worked for both KNX and KFWB, booking and producing news segments and programs on myriad topics, from finance and technology to culture and issues of race.

Austin is a Southern Californian and graduated from Azusa Pacific University. In addition to producing, he has guest hosted on KFWB.

Stories by Austin Cross

Why do black boys perform lower in reading?

Data crunched by Cal Matters from the Department of Education revealed that 75 percent failed to meet state reading standards.

Gov. Brown strengthens CA climate partnerships in China

The US may have pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord, but Brown made it clear that California remains committed to lowering emissions.

State of Affairs: California steps up to lead the fight against climate change

Lawmaker response to the Paris Accord pullout was swift, signaling that California will remain at odds with the Trump agenda.

This company is helping California conservatives move... to Texas

Former congressional candidate Paul Chabot launched the company after losing his Inland Empire race in November. His slogan: "Helping families move right."

Paris climate accord: 3 ways California could step in if US withdraws

Without the U.S. taking the lead, California might be uniquely positioned to become the flag bearer in the fight against climate change.

State of Affairs: Dems target 2 more CA GOP Reps. in 2018

Also: Gov. Jerry Brown is striking a softer tone on Trump. The reason? You might call it divine intervention.

Faces of fallen troops featured in new Pasadena statue

Look closely, and you'll see the facial features of 11 local service members, immortalized in a single bronze figure. The name tag reads "Pasadena."

Meet the 19-year-old racing to preserve WWII vets’ stories

Agoura Hills native Rishi Sharma may be young, but he's in a race against time. This is his story.

Militants in the Philippines: President's martial law order is Déjà vu for some expats

Reports say Islamist militants have burned buildings, taken hostages and even raised black ISIS-style flags on the country's southern island.

Trump in Israel fulfills the 'dream of generations' for some SoCal Jews

To Simon Wiesenthal Center founder Rabbi Marvin Hier, Trump's trip to the Holy Land is more than just politics — it's prophecy.

State of Affairs: Rep. McCarthy's 'jokes,' DeLeon's new video, Dems assemble in Sacramento

It's been a busy week for California politics. Here's what you might have missed.

Democrats are bullish about their ability to take back the House

The new strategy: Target several vulnerable California Republican lawmakers.

State of Affairs: Brown, budgets, battlegrounds, and CA's possible presidential contender

While most of us were busy following the fallout from the firing of the FBI director, Governor Jerry Brown put out a revised state budget that's a little more generous than his first draft.

San Francisco to provide legal defense for immigrants facing deportation

Undocumented immigrants who can't afford an attorney are forced to face the judge alone. But San Francisco's public defender is working to change that.

State of Affairs: CA's Republicans say 'yes' to health care bill

California Republicans were among some of the final holdouts. In the end, every single one would vote for the bill. So what caused them to fall in line?