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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
Illicit pot farms could be exacerbating California’s drought.
The U.S.-Japan rematch is sure to be a boom for local sports bars.
They weren’t deadheads about their money.
The Los Angeles City Council voted to increase the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour yesterday; it’s a decision that could mean a raise for about 800-thousand low-wage workers by 2020.
UC administrators and rabbis from across the state are calling on UC president Janet Napolitano to crack down on anti-Semitic statements made during campus protests.
If a new study by Microsoft is correct, you might be feeling pretty antsy by the end of this sentence.
What do you do when you catch a water waster in the act? Do you walk on by? Do you gently remind them that California is in the midst of a devastating drought? Or do you tweet a picture of the guilty party and shame them from the safety of the internet?
Anna Lopuska, lead conservator for the museum, shares those challenges with Take Two.
Images of unrest in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray have been shown on TV screens non-stop for more than a week now. It's the latest in a series of racially-fueled demonstrations against law enforcement that have received ample, though sometimes problematic coverage by the media.
The Freddie Gray case took a dramatic turn Friday morning, when six officers were charged in Gray's death.
For young people of color, growing up in Baltimore is often anything but Rockwellian.
Jamell Bouie, who's been covering the Baltimore riots for Slate, provides an analysis of the usage of the word for people in Baltimore.
A team of UCLA law students is helping street vendors fight costly citations.
A deal spearheaded by the U.S .and Japan has provoked the ire of China.
What’s decided could affect same-sex marriage laws across the country.