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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
Dylan Roof was indicted on federal charges yesterday.
A new study crunches the numbers.
The challenges of covering celebrity candidates.
Soon, SETI could be scanning the skies in style.
Scientists at Caltech have discovered how the little blood-guzzlers track their victims.
Weaver was in the 5th row of the theater on the night of the shooting. He shared his story with Take Two.
In the battle for the Internet, Ellen Pao says the trolls are winning.
A new site tracks postoperative complications.
Despite its amusing moniker, being a ‘sandwiched’ parent isn't all that fun.
Take Two spoke to the people on both sides of the debate.
Because browsing habits are tracked so regularly, computers, over time, begin to gain a greater understanding of the person at the keyboard.
Businessman. Politician. Vote-killer?
What happens when the computers we depend on … betray us?
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals some grave details about the prevalence of addiction in America.
The Times' new hire talks about his job working with online communities to tell the stories the media often misses.