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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
People who commit violent acts often prepare narratives, like manifestos or Vester Flanagan's alleged note, for the media. But how should we use this information?
Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans 10 years ago this week. Slate's Jamelle Bouie says the disaster set the stage for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Throughout the world, four men who subdued an attacker on a train are being revered as heroes. But what exactly makes a hero?
A lot of people are worried about what China's 'Black Monday' could do the US economy.
The death of NAACP Chairman Julian Bond leaves a void in America's black leadership. Who will be the next generation of black leaders?
Domanick shines a floodlight on the LAPD’s finest and darkest hours.
Even if everything else is different, NPR's TV critic says modern audiences may have trouble getting behind a 20-year-old plot.
While Sesame Street has always been a place for equality, one Washington Post writer says the move to HBO will only make kids feel divided.
Not sold on the idea everyone is.
The director sat down with Take Two's Alex Cohen.
The 50-year-old rapper has a more fatherly tone, but he's not buying sweaters yet.
Chinese economists say devaluing the yuan, the nation's currency, is an attempt to help stabilize the country's sluggish economy.
You’ve probably paused to watch their sky scribbles.
Trump’s rift with Fox’s Megyn Kelly could have some unexpected fallout.
Simply downloading antivirus software isn't enough to keep your data safe.