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

Dem dollars: CA's GOP lawmakers are up against a wave of blue money

At least half of 14 incumbent Republicans were outraised by opponents in 2017. But is money an indicator of future success?

LA Times sold to local billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong

The L.A.-based physician spent $500 million for the newspaper, ending its rocky relationship with parent company Tronc, which owns the Chicago Tribune.

Whistleblower protection bill likely resurrected by #MeToo movement

Assemblywoman Melendez's bill to shield whistleblowers in the legislature was shelved in the Senate four times. On Thursday, lawmakers passed it unanimously.

Finding memo: CA lawmakers spar ahead of document dump

The fight over a controversial memo has put two California members of Congress in the spotlight.

Does Trump's new DACA plan have a chance?

The framework released Thursday has detractors on both sides of the political aisle — so is there room for compromise?

How the DACA debate is playing out in California

Was Senator Dianne Feinstein feeling pressure from the left when she voted against a stopgap funding bill? Plus, other political news from the Golden State this week.

Jerry Brown's legacy in California: From 'Moonbeam' to mainstream

California's never seen a governor like Brown, and isn't likely to see one again anytime soon.

Any DACA legislation faces long odds

Getting the Senate and House to agree on a deal would be a tremendous feat. Crafting a plan that the President would support too? Good luck.

Frustrated and confused, SoCal DACA recipient continues to wait for change

Safir Wazed been in the US for 20 years and is now a grad student. He doesn't understand why agreeing on a permanent DACA fix is so hard.

CA Dems don't budge on DACA as shutdown looms

With no fix for Dreamers on the table, some lawmakers are threatening to block the bill, including Senator Kamala Harris.

How flu season got so bad this year

To date, the epidemic has sent thousands of Californians to the hospital. According to officials, 42 people under the age of 65 have died.

Pastor preaches message of hope to disaster-weary neighbors in Montecito

It's hard to make sense of any tragedy — especially the deadly mudslide in Montecito. But this weekend, that task fell to a handful of local faith leaders.

Candidates for California's next governor battle to separate themselves

It got heated — and personal — when the six major candidates met on stage at USC to discuss the issues facing California.

3 things to listen for at the gubernatorial town hall Saturday

It will be the first time the candidates have faced each other in public to answer questions.

How far would California's rainy day fund really go?

By mid-2019, California will have about $13.5 billion set aside for use in a recession. Given the state's size, however, how long would that money last?