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

SoCal reacts to the first GOP debate

Did Trump come out on top?

Japanese American survivor of Hiroshima retells his story

Jack Dairiki went to Japan to visit his sick grandfather in the summer of 1941. He wouldn't return home until the end of the war.

Kevin Bacon on his role as a corrupt sheriff in 'Cop Car'

The film 'Cop Car' stars Kevin Bacon as a Sheriff Kretzer. He doesn't say much during the movie, but he still dominates the screen.

America 50 years after the signing of the Voting Rights Act

For civil rights activists, it was a hard-fought victory. But some say the fight isn’t over.

What to watch for at tonight’s GOP debate

Things should definitely get interesting.

Federal oversight coming to LA County jails

The move comes after the suicides of several mentally ill inmates.

What one reporter learned after a Donald Trump book binge

Nobody talks Trump like Trump.

When is campus policing harmful to the community?

The shooting death of Samuel DuBose ignites an old debate about the arming of campus cops.

‘Berniemania’ could complicate the Clinton campaign

The Vermont senator’s grassroots campaign is sweeping up disillusioned Democrats.

When trees tip: What could be killing California's trees?

The California drought has killed many trees, one expert says.

The complex relationship between black women and police

A look at the encounters that don't always make the headlines.

The rise of the 'lone wolf' gunman

Domestic terrorism is now one of the biggest threats to public safety in America.

Could ‘Insight Policing’ save black lives?

Researchers are exploring some new solutions to an old problem.

American teens are having much less sex

Teenagers are less sexually active than previous generations and are less likely to engage in risky behavior. For that, you can thank easier access to information.

Hate crime charges await accused Charleston shooter

Dylan Roof was indicted on federal charges yesterday.