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Host, All Things Considered and the podcast, Consider This
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
Donald J. Trump might not be the presidential candidate Republican voters want, but more seem to realize he’s their best hope.
Mitchell's road to stardom was a bumpy one. When his first movie premiered, he was in a jail cell.
It turns out the songs we love might tell them a lot more about us than we can.
Take Two asked four first-time voters to record their thoughts about this election year. Their observations might surprise you.
A win in California might not save the Sanders campaign, but could be enough to scare Clinton, one expert explains.
Khairuldeen Makhzoomi was escorted off his flight to Oakland earlier this month, after a passenger reported him for speaking Arabic on the phone before takeoff.
UC Berkeley student, Khairuldeen Makhzoomi was ordered off a Southwest flight earlier this month, shortly after he made a phone call waiting for takeoff.
Meteorologists at the center say El Nino's days may be numbered, and it's dryer sibling — known as La Nina — could be on its way.
The presidential nomination process was a long time in the making.
The latest proclamation by Pope Francis signals a bold change of direction for the Roman Catholic Church and its approach to family life.
Just 211 US addresses have been found in the data — a small sliver of the massive data dump, which raises the question: Where are Americans putting their money?
What happens when a presidential candidate doesn't have enough delegates to win the nomination? A look back at the two conventions that changed American politics.
A massive data leak from a Panama-based law firm is shining new light on a secret financial underworld.
If you listen closely, you can hear the door of opportunity closing on each candidate's hopes and dreams.
The announcement follows a fresh wave of sanctions, leveled by the UN after several nuclear tests by the North.