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

8-year-old's killer unlikely to see death penalty carried out anytime soon

"My best guess is it would never be carried out," says one constitutional law expert.

Bitcoin believers: Why these LA businesses take cryptocurrency

"When I take a transaction in Bitcoin, my percentage is so much less than taking a transaction from a credit card," one business owner says. His shop is one of the few spots where you can find a Bitcoin ATM in L.A.

Napa resident to victims of SoCal fires: 'I know exactly what you're feeling'

Emily Cocks lost her home to the Atlas Fire in October. Two months later, she has advice for Southern Californians facing the same ordeal. One thing she notes: "You have to allow yourself to mourn, because I do think it is a mourning process."

Fire insurance: 3 things to do if your home is damaged by fire

Dealing with the loss of a home is heartbreaking enough, but for homeowners who are already struggling, there's another complication: navigating their fire insurance policies.

Creek Fire: High rains and dry summer 'reloaded fuel' for flames

Winds coming from two directions are pushing flames toward more highly vegetated areas.

Budding biz: How one West Hollywood pot shop is preparing for legal cannabis

It's a Nordstrom! No, it's an Apple Store. It's a pot shop? MedMen's chic WeHo store is one of several preparing to sell recreational pot in 2018.

What a CVS, Aetna merger could mean for customers

A major move in the health industry over the weekend could change the healthcare landscape in Southern California.

SOA: Conservatives condemn Steinle verdict, Assembly spotlights harassment

Republican response to the verdict of an undocumented man has been heated, with President Trump taking the lead.

Few surprised that harassment persists in the Capitol

"The Capitol is having a reckoning of its own of sorts," a reporter tells Take Two.

When Nazis tried to take over LA

Law enforcement said there was nothing to worry about; one Angeleno thought otherwise.

SOA: Harassment in the House, CA GOPers vote 'no' on tax bill

The GOP's tax plan passed the House without the help of three California Republicans. Why they voted "no" when their 11 other colleagues voted "yes."

Vietnamese immigrant hopes Trump will protect others like him from deportation

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained more than 200 Vietnamese and Cambodian immigrants last month, irrespective of protections already in place.

Hollywood's American Legion wants SoCal vets to think of the post as home

Post 43 has been a sanctuary for combat veterans since it opened in the late 1920s. Now a new generation is overseeing multi-million dollar modernization.

Pricey pot: Bud buyers can expect steep taxes in 2018

One estimate says buyers could pay up to 70% above sticker price for legal marijuana.

This old missile site might have saved LA during the Cold War

Now rusty, the Nike missile site known as "LA-55" has been frozen in time since 1974. Here's what it looks like today.