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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
New tunes to get you through your post-holiday blues.
Politics from the Golden State.
Flavors from the LA's vibrant and diverse communities mix and mingle in a new take on an old cocktail from Greenbar Distillery in Downtown LA.
Housing, homelessness, and affordability will keep acting San Francisco Mayor Breed busy until the special election in June.
"My best guess is it would never be carried out," says one constitutional law expert.
"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.
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."
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.
Winds coming from two directions are pushing flames toward more highly vegetated areas.
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.
A major move in the health industry over the weekend could change the healthcare landscape in Southern California.
Republican response to the verdict of an undocumented man has been heated, with President Trump taking the lead.
"The Capitol is having a reckoning of its own of sorts," a reporter tells Take Two.
Law enforcement said there was nothing to worry about; one Angeleno thought otherwise.
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."