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

Straitlaced media giant buys satirical website because millennials

Univision just bought a major stake in The Onion. Univision execs say comedy is the “common currency” among millennials. Here’s how the partnership might look.

Despite controversies, football interest stronger than ever

Gregg Easterbrook tackles football's long-term viability in his new book called "The Game's Not Over: In Defense of Football".

Stars say they will boycott the Oscars after another year of white nominees

Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee announced Monday that they will boycott the award ceremony this year. Could this spell trouble for the Oscars?

Feds to crackdown on dark money in luxury real estate

The majority of LA's high-end housing market is made up of anonymous buyers who shield their identities behind corporations. That could be changing soon.

What will it take to solve the nation's student debt crisis?

The President used a portion of his Tuesday's speech to address ballooning student debt. His comments come at a time when student debt burdens have reached record levels.

Clinton campaign to engage Asian-American voters

According to the census bureau, the number of Asian Americans registered to vote has doubled since the year 2000, making them a powerful force in modern politics.

In the Korean conflict, propaganda is the oldest weapon

North Korea may have nuclear capabilities, but the regime can do little to halt the flow of illicit western media.

White House hopefuls react to President's actions on guns

Gun control often comes up during presidential elections, but this year it's likely to stand out for a number of reasons.

What to call Oregon’s armed occupiers

Media organizations can't seem to agree on exactly what to call the men currently occupying a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon.

Chinese stocks tumble, rattling global markets

What do China’s market woes mean for everyday Americans?

State lawmakers have a lot of work ahead of them this year

At least two of the hurdles they’ll face in 2016 are leftover from 2015.

These winter cocktails will keep you (very) warm

The winter holidays are a time for friends, family and cheer. Oh, and alcohol. Lots of alcohol.

Point Break’s Edgar Ramirez on playing a 'bad guy'

Edgar Ramirez saw the original Point Break when he was 13 years old. He said the film left an impact, but not for the reasons that one might think.

Dr. Bennet Omalu and the autopsy that shook the NFL

The doctor who discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy says he wouldn’t let his child play football and neither should you.

2015: A year in language

Lumbersexual, on fleek, dad bod, and -ism are among some of the year’s top terms, according to sociolinguist Lauren Collister.