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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
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Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee announced Monday that they will boycott the award ceremony this year. Could this spell trouble for the Oscars?
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.
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.
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.
North Korea may have nuclear capabilities, but the regime can do little to halt the flow of illicit western media.
Gun control often comes up during presidential elections, but this year it's likely to stand out for a number of reasons.
Media organizations can't seem to agree on exactly what to call the men currently occupying a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon.
What do China’s market woes mean for everyday Americans?
At least two of the hurdles they’ll face in 2016 are leftover from 2015.
The winter holidays are a time for friends, family and cheer. Oh, and alcohol. Lots of alcohol.
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.
The doctor who discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy says he wouldn’t let his child play football and neither should you.
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