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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
President Barack Obama is in Southern California for a fundraiser. Alex Cohen talks to KPCC reporter Patricia Nazario as she joins us from outside the Beverly Hilton Hotel where Mr. Obama is holding that fundraiser, and various group activists, including opponents of Proposition 8, rally in front of the hotel.
KPCC's Alex Cohen talks to Marc Haefele, Dean of the City Hall Reporters about how to close California's deficit by raising some sin taxes.
KPCC's Alex Cohen chats with Rabbi Denise Eger head of the Kol Amie Congregation is West Hollywood about her new job as president of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California.
KPCC's Alex Cohen talks to Councilwoman Janice Hahn on this year's L.A. Marathon.
KPCC's Alex Cohen talks to Dave Alvin, musician and songwriter, on the solved mystery of a So Cal poet and explorer gone missing in the 1920s and the song dedicated to his disappearance.
Alex Cohen talks to KPCC's Frank Stoltze on Maywood officials' reaction to the release of California Attorney General Jerry Brown's scathing report on the Maywood Police Department.