Austin Cross

Producer, Take Two

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Austin Cross is a Producer for KPCC's Take Two program.

Austin came to KPCC from CBS Radio where he worked for both KNX and KFWB, booking and producing news segments and programs on myriad topics, from finance and technology to culture and issues of race.

Austin is a Southern Californian and graduated from Azusa Pacific University. In addition to producing, he has guest hosted on KFWB.

Stories by Austin Cross

Trevor Noah: When comedy offends

The new host of the Daily Show has some Twitter skeletons in his closet. Should comedians be given a pass when it comes to offensive stereotypes?

Will Jay-Z’s ‘Tidal’ sink or swim?

Entertainment mogul Jay-Z is not just a businessman; he’s a business.

San Quintin produce pickers return to work amid strike

The two-week strike cost growers millions. So why did workers give in before their demands were met?

The revolution will be live streamed

Two new video-streaming apps could change your definition “live” news.

The hefty price of replacing LA’s pipes

An L.A. Times review of the Department of Water and Power report revealed that it could cost as much as $15 billion dollars to fix the city’s aging pipe system.

Oklahoma University sends SAE packing after racist chant goes viral

Members of Oklahoma University’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon have until midnight tonight to pack up and get out of the frat house.

Old battery likely complicated search for MH 370

The mystery of Malaysian Airlines flight 370 might have been solved if it weren’t for a dead battery.

Wal-Mart and Mexico team up to improve farmworker conditions

Two months after an investigative series published in the LA Times took an in-depth look at Mexican farm workers struggling to survive in labor camps, Wal-Mart and Mexico’s government are joining forces to improve the lives of the country’s workers.

The new Facebook feature that lets you manage your digital afterlife

What becomes of our digital lives once we die?

3 Muslim students murdered; Community now searches for motive

A shooting that left three young Muslims dead is shaking the North Carolina community of Chapel Hill.

Leukemia survivor’s dad wants unvaccinated students to stay home

A case of measles could be fatal for six-year-old leukemia survivor Rhett Krawitt. Now his father is asking school officials to send unvaccinated kids home.

Rialto considers Cuban sister city

The city of Rialto is reaching out to the our long-embargoed island neighbor in hopes of forging a special relationship with one of its cities--a sisterly bond, to be exact.

'Affirmative consent' becomes law on college campuses statewide

The way California collegiates “hook up” was changed with the stroke of a pen this past September, the moment Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 967 into law.