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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
The bureau director was one of the biggest champions for the use of the 1940 data. Today, the laws prohibiting such use of the data are much stronger.
The ban was overturned and marriage equality is now law of the land, but in some black communities, acceptance has been slow-going.
For starters, the number of polling places will be cut by about 75 percent and voters will have more days to cast ballots at voting centers.
Voters in the 25th Congressional District are passionate about several issues, but analysts say that one in particular could hit residents in the wallet.
Artists Ry Cooder, La Luz and TT make for an eclectic edition of Tuesday Reviewsday.
Four Democrats, two Republicans, one riveting debate.
Artists Aloe Blacc and Patrick Paige II are out with some new tunes just in time for the summer sun.
It's an outcome that many feared: Republican delegates did not endorse a candidate for the California governor's race at the party convention Sunday.
The tour is trying to change the way you see Los Angeles and communities around you through local history, bicycles and that beloved Mexican cuisine.
Many will enter; few get in. The asylum-seeking process can take months, and often ends in disappointment. Here's why.
California politics can be intense. Our experts break down what happened this week so you can stay up to date without the headache.
While not all of the migrants will try to enter the United States, one reporter says at least 200 plan to seek asylum Sunday. They face long odds.
Final word on DACA will determine for many local students if they can attend school in the fall. It may also influence how Democrats do in the next election.
Steyer will have to break off a fat stack if de Leon hopes to compete with Sen. Dianne Feinstein's $10 million war chest.
Every week, Take Two gets in the groove with the latest cuts from some of the most soulful singers in the Southland and beyond.