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Alex Cohen is the local host of "Morning Edition", NPR's most popular show. Prior to that, she was co-host of KPCC's "Take Two" and "All Things Considered."
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 several journalism 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
On this week's State of Affairs, who will be traveling to the inauguration from California, how much money has been raised in the upcoming race for Governor, and some big changes in voting laws.
Head to the website TrumpInOneWord.com and you'll find all sorts of words users have submitted to define our president-elect.
House Republicans delivered a first-day flip, scrapping their decision to kill the ethics panel. But more fights are ahead, especially for California lawmakers.
A collection of stories about the sprawling and complicated fabric of a LA in the 1970's often forgotten and mostly overlooked.
The new year is fast approaching and you know what that means— time for parties, resolutions, and, if you're smart, a little thinking about your taxes too.
On this week's State of Affairs, a look back at the big year in politics that was 2016 and a look ahead to the stories and people to watch out for in 2017.
Trying to spend quality time with a teenager can sometimes feel like a futile exercise. But take heart, even if they don't show it, teens really do want you around.
How did the process of the electoral vote get started in the first place? And is it just an arcane system, or a check and balance for democracy?
The LA County Board of Supervisors approved a five-year effort that directs all 37 county departments to watch out for the needs of women and girls in the services it provides, as well as women working with or employed by the county.
This year, the Park Service celebrated its 100th birthday, but celebrations were marred by disturbing charges that the agency failed to keep its own workers safe.
Many of the kids at Black Rock High School have been labeled "bad kids." Their principal and teachers are determined to help them succeed.
Nearly 90 years ago, Joseph Linsk stole two dollars intended for his parent's black cleaning lady, Pearl. His story sparked several discussions online.
Donald Trump was the king of reality TV. He's also the next leader of the free world. Did the former help make the latter a reality?
Davis is a musician, he's black, and he spends much of his free time befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan. His story is told in a new documentary.
During the holidays, with all the focus on Santa Claus, toy-making elves and presents, the importance of giving can get a little lost in the mix.