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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
Many people living in substandard housing don't speak out about it. They may not know where to turn, or fear that speaking out could leave them homeless.
David Gregory spend his life pursuing his career. When he split with NBC, it was his faith that carried him through.
Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia and local priest Joe Palacios were invited to the White House to welcome Pope Francis on his historic U.S. visit.
America's three-million black Catholics are hoping for recognition by the Pontiff.
A former Secret Service agent says security for the Pontiff will be equal to, if not exceed that of President Barack Obama.
America's prisons hold a disproportionate number of African-American men, and it's unclear why.
Donald Trump managed to get in some zingers and insults, but some declared former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina the evening's breakout star.
All eyes will be on Southern California on Wednesday night, as 11 Republican presidential hopefuls prepare to face off again.
From now until Thanksgiving, campuses will be on high alert. It's the period known as 'the red zone,' the time when reports of sexual assault spike.
Writers Ian Roberts and Jay Martel share their thoughts on the show that wasn't afraid to 'go there.'
Ken Burns' documentary 'Civil War' has been remastered. He believes Abraham Lincoln would be saddened by America's continuing struggle with racism.
While Britian's Debrett's is helping teens with online 'NET-iquette,' our very own Amy Alkon has tips for U.S. teen and online manners.
James Bond writer Anthony Horowitz called the actor ‘street.’ Was it really a comment about race?
According to those familiar with the deal, BuzzFeed is looking to lease a 250,000-square-foot complex on the edge of downtown L.A.
Questions remain as to why Vester Lee Flanagan allegedly shot 2 journalists, but one theory blames the false promise of the American Dream.