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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
This debate, much like the last, will focus on jobs and the economy. But things will be a little different this time.
Latinos could make or break the race for Sanders, and he faces an uphill battle.
A good late-night TV appearance may give candidates more of a boost than any debate, says one Harvard professor.
A study of the songs of James Bond films show a 50-year identity crisis, say two Stanford professors.
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.
Take Two evaluated the effectiveness of several campaign ads from past elections.
Jay Abdo was Syria's Kevin Spacey, until he spoke out against President Bashar al-Assad. When the threats came, he fled to America.
An evangelical minister asks Christians, is it possible to be pro-gun and pro-life?
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.
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.
Moderators had trouble reining in the GOP presidential hopefuls, who were quick to criticize each other and the CNBC moderators.
At the center will be a very familiar face: businessman Donald Trump. This time, however, he shares the spotlight with Ben Carson.
A new poll shows Dr. Ben Carson now leading the Republican field of presidential hopefuls. To what does Ben Carson owe his newfound popularity?
Every spring, a select group meets to vote on the latest emoji.
Cinespia creative director John Wyatt stopped by Take Two to talk about the significance of the film.