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

Lawmaker departures are a 'canary in the mine,' expert says

The leading edge of a wave is always retirements of incumbents, Rafe Sonenshein tells Take Two.

Women, children evacuated from Sylmar shelter as rain soaks foothills

Shelter inhabitants were forced to flee last month when the Creek Fire burned the foothills.

State of Affairs: State houses team up to fight harassment in the Capitol

Why they're stronger together.

Assembly continues to explore single-payer health care

But California probably won't get the federal support it needs to overhaul its healthcare system.

High times: MedMen dispensary opens doors to recreational pot buyers

Potential customers lurked, and a bagel truck took up roost an hour before the West Hollywood shop opened.

State of Affairs: What was CA's most significant political story of 2017?

A look back at the stories that shaped California's political landscape in 2017.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Malia, Billie Eilish, Dan Auerbach

New tunes to get you through your post-holiday blues.

State of Affairs: Looming backlash for GOP lawmakers, rough week for Dems

Politics from the Golden State.

Come, all ye thirsty: A holiday gin and tonic, LA style

Flavors from the LA's vibrant and diverse communities mix and mingle in a new take on an old cocktail from Greenbar Distillery in Downtown LA.

SOA: London Breed, CA,FCC showdown looms

Housing, homelessness, and affordability will keep acting San Francisco Mayor Breed busy until the special election in June.

8-year-old's killer unlikely to see death penalty carried out anytime soon

"My best guess is it would never be carried out," says one constitutional law expert.

Bitcoin believers: Why these LA businesses take cryptocurrency

"When I take a transaction in Bitcoin, my percentage is so much less than taking a transaction from a credit card," one business owner says. His shop is one of the few spots where you can find a Bitcoin ATM in L.A.

Napa resident to victims of SoCal fires: 'I know exactly what you're feeling'

Emily Cocks lost her home to the Atlas Fire in October. Two months later, she has advice for Southern Californians facing the same ordeal. One thing she notes: "You have to allow yourself to mourn, because I do think it is a mourning process."

Fire insurance: 3 things to do if your home is damaged by fire

Dealing with the loss of a home is heartbreaking enough, but for homeowners who are already struggling, there's another complication: navigating their fire insurance policies.

Creek Fire: High rains and dry summer 'reloaded fuel' for flames

Winds coming from two directions are pushing flames toward more highly vegetated areas.