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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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A new bill could expand the gun violence restraining order system already on the books, allowing colleagues and school staff to report dangerous persons.
Oh yeah, and there's a new candidate in the California governor's race. It's been a busy week for California politics.
School shootings are part of our reality in America. One security expert says prevention should always be top of mind for school administrators and students.
Four heartwarming tales that can only happen in the City of Angels.
Today on State of Affairs:
Looking for an LAPD ledger from 1925? How about a block-by-block sketchbook of L.A.'s streets from 1896? This antiquarian book fair has both.
Democrats in the House aren't happy that the new budget package contains no fix for DACA. Some fear they're losing their leverage.
At least half of 14 incumbent Republicans were outraised by opponents in 2017. But is money an indicator of future success?
The L.A.-based physician spent $500 million for the newspaper, ending its rocky relationship with parent company Tronc, which owns the Chicago Tribune.
Assemblywoman Melendez's bill to shield whistleblowers in the legislature was shelved in the Senate four times. On Thursday, lawmakers passed it unanimously.
The fight over a controversial memo has put two California members of Congress in the spotlight.
The framework released Thursday has detractors on both sides of the political aisle — so is there room for compromise?
Was Senator Dianne Feinstein feeling pressure from the left when she voted against a stopgap funding bill? Plus, other political news from the Golden State this week.