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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
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For the non-sports-minded, choosing what to watch and who to root for can be a bit ambiguous, and frequently reflects a person's values.
To administrators at evangelical college Azusa Pacific, it's a question of religious autonomy. For a lesbian alum, it's about ending persecution.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have both stretched the truth this election cycle, but even if you can prove it, how do you get voters to listen?
What do all those numbers really tell us? Sometimes it's a whole lot of nothing.
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Claire Chiara and Mary Perez are two passionate young Republicans. Claire was a Trump delegate; Mary is a member of #Never Trump. They sat down with Take Two.
A look at the policies and people who paved Clinton's path to the Democratic nomination.
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Candidate spouses and the role they play on the campaign trail has evolved in recent decades: each must find a balance between personal and political.
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Gustavo Dudamel is a product of El Sistema, Venezuela's state-run music education program. He now hopes to inspire a new generation of classical music lovers.