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

SOA: Trump backs off DACA, CA's new budget, Rohrabacher's newest challenger

Take Two's weekly peek at California politics.

3 ways to be an ally to women in the workplace

This week's exchange between AG Jeff Sessions and Senator Kamala Harris is just another reminder of how gender dynamics play out in the workplace, one expert says.

'It tears your heart out.' Rep. Linda Sanchez on shootings

Congresswoman Sanchez was at a practice some miles away this morning. She says she was out on the field doing drills when she got the news.

State of Affairs: Sen. Harris stands out in Comey hearing, Gov. Brown's new climate legacy

California's profile on a domestic and international stage might have gotten two significant boosts this week.

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.