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Austin Cross is the host of the early edition of All Things Considered and the podcast, Consider This.
As a toddler, Austin was placed in front of a mic by his father to deliver mock newscasts. He was a natural and has been honing his broadcast journalism skills for the last decade.
As a business producer for CBS Radio station KNX in the early 2010s, he and his hosts helped guide Southern California through an unprecedented financial crisis. His writing and production won him the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Golden Microphone Award for “Best Business and Consumer News Reporting in 2012.
Before arriving at KPCC in 2014, Austin worked at Marketplace, producing stories for the daily program and Marketplace Weekend.
He joined KPCC first as an associate producer for Take Two in 2014.
Over the next six years, Austin created a niche for himself, tackling two of the most challenging conversations over the last five years: race and politics.
Austin produced a series of segments aimed at making the news personal: his Children Crossing series amplified the stories of immigrants brought to America at a young age.
To encourage listeners in the early days of the pandemic, his series Positivity Amid Pandemic featured words of encouragement from members of the Southern California community.
His reporting on the U.S. Census unearthed a report linking the Japanese Internment to the Census Bureau.
When he’s not on the job, Austin enjoys writing music, cooking, and spending time with his wife, Natalie.
Stories by Austin Cross
The two have long struggled with high negative marks. Tonight, their biggest challenge might be playing down the attributes voters find odious.
By 2020, LA minimum wage will hit $15 and hour. KPCC's Ben Bergman spoke to workers in Seattle, where hourly pay has already been raised.
The state has the must sub-minimum wage job sites in the country, where workers with disabilities earn as little as 20 cents an hour.
Mould headlines at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend alongside Ezra Klein and BLOC PARTY.
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 San Francisco-based bank opened millions of superfluous accounts, applied for unauthorized credit cards, and forged customer signatures.
Housing costs have risen far faster than wages in LA, and that has made dreams of a middle-class lifestyle particularly elusive for city-dwellers.
What happens when you combine Harvard researchers, money, and an unscrupulous trade group? Answer: a massive conflict of interest.
The Today host faces flack after his prime-time sitdowns with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Wednesday evening. His performance has given rise to a new hashtag.
The nod might be more of a move against Donald Trump than a thumbs-up to Clinton.
The Golden State has led the world in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Now the energy sector can impart its knowledge on a global scale.
In 1838, Georgetown University fell on hard times. The school was in debt and in danger of closing. That's when the founders—two Jesuit priests—did the unthinkable.
But by now voters have seen and heard a lot from the presidential candidates. A political roundtable looks at the potential impact of the upcoming debates.
For example, it's been about 270 days since Clinton last held a press conference. In that time, Trump has held 17.
Jarrod Burguan was at the helm of the San Bernardino Police Department in December when a gruesome terror attack left 14 dead. He shared his thoughts with Take Two.