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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
A truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany left 12 dead and injured scores more Monday.
The Inland Empire, which includes San Bernardino and Riverside counties, has more than double the eviction rate of Los Angeles.
Fake news has gone from the underbelly of the internet to a highly politicized issue, making consumer education a difficult task.
Nearly 90 years ago, Joseph Linsk stole two dollars intended for his parent's black cleaning lady, Pearl. His story sparked several discussions online.
Davis is a musician, he's black, and he spends much of his free time befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan. His story is told in a new documentary.
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has been chosen to head the EPA. Pruitt has ties to the fossil fuel industry and has denied the severity of climate change.
During the attacks 75 years ago, Army veteran Wetzel Sanders manned a .50 caliber machine gun and shot down a fighter plane. He shares his story with Take Two.
A study from UCLA's Black Male Institute highlights the need to reexamine how student success is measured in marginalized communities.
At least five video games starring President-elect Trump have come on the market this year. Some carry a very pro-Trump message; others are decidedly anti-Trump.
California lawmakers, Assemblyman Rob Bonta and state Sen. Bob Hertzberg announce plan to reform bail bonds system.
Streamlined collaboration between local and federal law enforcement is helping authorities to detect and foil plots more effectively than before.
The new peace accord could give immunity to thousands of guerilla fighters. According to one expert, that could lead some civilians to turn vigilante.
Democrats now dominate in the California legislature. For more on what the supermajority means, LA Times reporter, Jeremy White joins Take Two.
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla says there was no fraud on Election Day, challenging the president-elect to submit proof.
One KPCC listener has been dreading political conversations with her family, so Take Two brought in a psychologist to talk her through it.