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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
Where’s my hoverboard?! The 1989 movie makes several predictions about the technology in 2015. Some of them were spot on…many of them weren't.
North Korea celebrated 70 years of Communism this week. But for Koreans on both sides of the divide, it's more than just a geographic difference.
President Obama says Afghan forces are "fully responsible for securing their country" but US troops are still needed for training and support.
About 11 percent of all homes with televisions tuned into CNN to watch the event. The numbers indicate it's the most-viewed Democratic debate in history.
Playboy's publishers think a little modesty could go a long way for the magazine.
Playing the role of opponent, comebacks and zingers: They're all part of debate prep. But determining an exact image and message isn't always easy.
Risk assessment professional Stephen White says many shooters leave a unique trail of clues.
Polling giant Gallup told Politico on Wednesday that it will be stepping back from handicapping the presidential horse race.
The vote cut sentences retroactively, meaning that even more drug offenders could eventually be approved for early release nationwide.
No, it's not the world's weirdest dinner party. They're just a two of the many folks who will be appearing this week at an event called Politicon.
Christy O'Donnell, one of California's most vocal proponents of End of Life legislation, is speaking out after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill.
Nicholas Stoller spoke with host Alex Cohen about the inspiration behind the plot, which often makes fun of TV courtroom shows.
Lasting gun legislation will take an act of congress, says one expert, but mustering enough support is difficult.
Maybe you've written a review for a restaurant or hotel you loved - or hated. Well, now you can do that for your friend - or enemy.
With three political outsiders topping the list, one thing seems clear: GOP voters want fresh faces and stronger stances.