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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
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained more than 200 Vietnamese and Cambodian immigrants last month, irrespective of protections already in place.
Post 43 has been a sanctuary for combat veterans since it opened in the late 1920s. Now a new generation is overseeing multi-million dollar modernization.
One estimate says buyers could pay up to 70% above sticker price for legal marijuana.
Now rusty, the Nike missile site known as "LA-55" has been frozen in time since 1974. Here's what it looks like today.
"It feels like this is the way it is, and people just moved on," Las Vegas public radio's Joe Schoenmann tells Take Two.
Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra is facing calls to step down after revelations that he groped a longtime aide.
Officials in Northern California are taking steps to prevent runoff from burned homes from seeping into storm drains.
At one point, the audience interrupted the provocateur's speech to chant "build the wall" for several minutes, says one student.
A university representative tells Take Two that it's contrary to the role of higher education to shut down speech, even if it's objectionable.
What's behind one California billionaire's push to impeach President Trump?
Ariana Rowlands, a Breitbart contributor and Milo Yiannopoulos ally, plans to expand conservatism on campuses, even if it means clashing with administrators.
The California College Republicans chose a leader Saturday — but the process wasn't without controversy.
Democratic power player Tom Steyer has the money needed to run — but will he?
It worked well in Mar Vista. And Silver Lake. And San Pedro. What went wrong in Playa del Rey?
The Democratic leader is calling on lawmakers to disclose harassment complaints against capitol staff and an outside committee to investigate claims.