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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
That awkward moment when you brace yourself because you’re not sure if you’re going to have to unfriend someone today.
Struggles for Sanders, a conservative chasm, and a bountiful black vote. Tuesday night was nothing if not dramatic.
With 12 states voting and 1,460 delegates on the line, there's a lot at stake on Super Tuesday. So how do you talk about such a critical moment for the candidates? With a little comedy, of course.
Writer Alynda Wheat thinks his edgy bits went exactly where they needed to go. Actress Anne-Marie Johnson says he "completely missed the point."
In Nevada Saturday, Democrat presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton scored a narrow victory over Senator Bernie Sanders. Today, Republicans have their say.
Bernie Sanders lost in Nevada, but won in one way that was not thought possible just months ago: he closed the Latino voter gap with Hillary Clinton.
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have secured endorsements from influential black leaders, but will they still be around after the votes have been cast?
Presidential mudslinging ain’t nothing new. Attack ads have played a pivotal part in elections past. Here are some of the most efficient ones.
On Saturday, Democratic caucusgoers will gather at firehouses, schools and even a few casinos throughout Nevada to decide the tight race.
Taylor Swift may have won the top prize at the Grammys Monday night, but it was Kendrick Lamar who stirred social media with his politically charged performance.
The most high-stakes debate of this presidential election just might be the one that takes place in your living room. Here are some ground rules.
Sanders and Clinton voted the same way 93 percent of their time together in the Senate. So why do they spar over whose policies are more progressive?
Voter turnout in Iowa? White. New Hampshire? Whiter. How will Bernie Sanders fare in Nevada and South Carolina, states with more diverse populations?
Longtime feminist Vivian Rothstein says George McGovern was the Bernie Sanders of her generation. His loss to Richard Nixon taught her a hard lesson.
The Utah senator tells Take Two that he seeks a web experience where porn isn't thrust in his face. But one longtime therapist says he's concerned.