Austin Cross

Producer, Take Two

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Austin Cross is a 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

American consumers and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad debt

John Oliver paid off $15 million dollars worth of old medical debts on his show Sunday, exposing a troubling flaw in the debt collection industry. Take Two explores.

Kids or 'monsters?' New doc follows juvenile offenders facing life sentences

"They Call us Monsters" tells the story of three young men on the brink of adulthood who may never know freedom.

Bernie Sanders looks to contested convention ahead of final ‘Super Tuesday'

To Bernie Sanders, his path to victory hinges on wins on Tuesday and his ability to persuade superdelegates to abandon Hillary Clinton.

Shooter? Oh, I hope they’re not (insert race).

As details of deadly sprees emerge, many minorities, fearing retaliation, find themselves hoping the perpetrator doesn’t look like them.

What’s the point of a hit list?

Hit lists are a common component in emotionally charged killings, but what do they mean, and who's really supposed to read them?

​Clinton vs. Sanders: Which candidate has the best economic vision for California?

Take Two evaluates where the Democratic presidential candidates stand on jobs, small business, and healthcare.

Forgotten genocide: Uncovering the systematic extermination of California's natives

"It's not an exaggeration to say that California legislators established a state-sponsored killing machine," UCLA professor and author Benjamin Madley told Take Two.

Quick and dirty: Here's what will be on your primary ballot next week

Nearly 1.8 million voters registered or updated their information ahead of the May 23rd deadline. Many of them will come to the polls next week.

Why computerized translators still have a long way to go

Every language has exceptions and even exceptions to exceptions. These nuances make it hard for even the most machine translators to keep up.

Grab a spoon: Bitter political rivals end up eating their words at the party convention

After the last primary poll has been cast, it’s up to the loser to bury the hatchet. Take Two looks back at the best (and worst) concessions.

Getting dirty: Who's digging up political dirt this election year?

Oppositional researchers probe the lives of political hopefuls for one reason: to find the misstep that can take them down. Take Two asked one about his technique.

Love on the rails: Will the Expo extension motivate daters to cast a wider net?

The new track could mean less time on the road for commuters. It might also bring some relief to the city's daters.

How the investigation into the crash of EgyptAir MS 804 will unfold

The black box is just one piece of the puzzle.

The complex role of political surrogates

This election cycle, political surrogates have been out in full force, touting the messages of the presidential candidates.

California’s ‘modified’ primary system is kinda complicated

You might want to double-check your voter registration.