Alex Cohen

Host, Morning Edition

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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

How to get the best education for your kid with special needs

Advice for finding a school for your child with special needs, and making sure they get access to all the resources available.

Negin Farsad explains 'How to Make White People Laugh'

Farsad describes herself as an "Iranian-American Muslim female comedian-slash-filmmaker." The way she 'makes white people laugh' (and promotes social change too) is through her brand of social justice comedy.

Local Latino Trump supporter weighs in on #ThatMexicanThing

Clearly, Pence's quip did not go over well with Mexican Americans who were already opponents of the Trump-Pence ticket. ButWhat about Trump supporters?

The new novel 'Pasadena' brings a dark noir tale to the land of sun and roses

"Bad things happen everywhere. Even in the land of sun and roses." A chat with the author behind the YA novel set in our own backyard.

Could you do the climb up the US Bank building's 1664 stairs?

Alex Cohen speaks with a Wellness coach about 23rd Annual stair climb for Los Angeles. The event offers participants a chance to climb 75 stories for a good cause.

Archery, camping... video game design? Girl Scouts gamify their patches

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, Women in Games International and Sony's Santa Monica Studio teamed up for a Girl Scouts patch for video game design.

It's rude to butt in — even on the debate stage

Donald Trump interrupted Hillary Clinton 51 Monday night. Clinton cut in 17. Modern etiquette maven Amy Alkon says both were in the wrong.

Data on police shootings is improving but challenges remain

For decades, there hasn't been consistent and comprehensive tracking of officer-involved shootings in the US. But that's starting to change.

GD-IQ: Software that breaks down representation in media

The Geena Davis institute has partnered with USC and Google to create a software that could give movies and television a "diversity score."

Former Hüsker Dü frontman Bob Mould 'makes sense' of life as an aging icon

Mould headlines at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend alongside Ezra Klein and BLOC PARTY.

A tale of 2 Californias: Hmong farmers flounder, Silicon Beach flourishes

Years of drought threaten the livelihood of Fresno's Hmong Farmers, while developers in Silicon Beach are riding high. Take Two delves into Dickensian dynamic.

The new show 'Speechless' strikes a chord with parents of kids with disabilities

The new ABC sitcom 'Speechless' offered a rare opportunity for a TV critic (and dad) to see a family like his reflected on the small screen.

Google's efforts to combat online harassment with 'machine learning'

Social media can be a pretty terrifying place these days. 

Do big charitable donations to education always get an A+?

Wealthy benefactor like Mark Zuckerberg make headlines for their charitable contributions to public education but some wonder what kinds of complications could also arise?

Rep. Xavier Becerra: why the nation needs a National Museum of the American Latino

CA Congressman Xavier Becerra wants to build a National Museum for the American Latino. Rep Becerra joined Take Two to talk about the national effort.