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

The fourth GOP debate comes at an uncertain time for the Republican Party

This debate, much like the last, will focus on jobs and the economy. But things will be a little different this time.

Why Bernie Sanders could have trouble securing Latino votes

Latinos could make or break the race for Sanders, and he faces an uphill battle.

The road to the White House may be paved with laughter

A good late-night TV appearance may give candidates more of a boost than any debate, says one Harvard professor.

Recipe for a James Bond song: Strings, brass, awkward lyrics

A study of the songs of James Bond films show a 50-year identity crisis, say two Stanford professors.

Nixing Telemundo debate could hurt, help some GOP hopefuls

If the parties can't strike a deal, the Republican candidates could lose their only chance to appeal to a large group of Latino voters.

Brace yourselves: Presidential campaign ads are coming

Take Two evaluated the effectiveness of several campaign ads from past elections.

From Syria to Hollywood: Jay Abdo's rough road to stardom

Jay Abdo was Syria's Kevin Spacey, until he spoke out against President Bashar al-Assad. When the threats came, he fled to America.

Abigail Disney tackles guns and the evangelical church in ‘Armor of Light’

An evangelical minister asks Christians, is it possible to be pro-gun and pro-life?

The generational divide of Black Lives Matter in LA

Generations of blacks in South Los Angeles are divided over the Black Lives Matter movement. Take Two brought the two sides together to discuss the issues.

3 tips to spruce up your online dating profile

Welcome to cuddle season! Online dating activity jumps just before the holidays. Here are some tips to help get the most out of your profile.

GOP debate: USC professor analyzes what went down

Moderators had trouble reining in the GOP presidential hopefuls, who were quick to criticize each other and the CNBC moderators.

Round three for the GOP: Candidates to spar over ‘your money’

At the center will be a very familiar face: businessman Donald Trump. This time, however, he shares the spotlight with Ben Carson.

Ben Carson is controversial, and that’s just the way voters like it

A new poll shows Dr. Ben Carson now leading the Republican field of presidential hopefuls. To what does Ben Carson owe his newfound popularity?

How new emojis make it to your smartphone

Every spring, a select group meets to vote on the latest emoji.

Cinespia celebrates the 40th anniversary of 'Rocky Horror'

Cinespia creative director John Wyatt stopped by Take Two to talk about the significance of the film.