Jacob Margolis Associate Producer, Take Two

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Jacob Margolis is an Associate Producer on KPCC's "Take Two."

Jacob started his journalism career while still in high school, working as a photographer for the Malibu Times, and as a part-time producer on the mid-day news at KPFK in Los Angeles.

He then took off to the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he majored in Comparative Politics. He also interned at the local newspaper - The Santa Cruz Sentinel - and ran the news department and hosted a regular show on the public radio station KZSC.

While finishing up his final year of college, he came back down to LA to work on and help launch "The Madeleine Brand Show" at KPCC.

After a year in Pasadena, he moved to Washington, D.C. to intern on "All Things Considered" at National Public Radio, only to return to KPCC after also working as a temp on the weekend NPR shows.

Jacob assumed the role of Associate Producer on "The Madeleine Brand Show," and eventually continued on to "Take Two," where he's responsible for producing regular segments on news, music, business, tech and food. You can also hear him on the air every other week on his segment "App Chat."

And when he's not cutting pieces, writing scripts or booking guests, he can be found braving the harsh Southern California winters while racing his cyclocross bike.


Stories by Jacob Margolis

Jason Segel reflects on the nature of celebrity with Alex Cohen

Jason Segel plays David Foster Wallace in 'The End of the Tour.'

Top actors take the stage for 'Spamalot' at the Hollywood Bowl

This weekend Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Craig Robinson and Christian Slater will all take the stage to perform in the Eric Idle musical "Spamalot" at the Hollywood Bowl.

'A Lego Brickumentary' explores the deep history of and the far reach of Lego

What toy do children around the world spend more than 5 billion hours a year playing with, is sold in 140 countries and has spawned a fan club of 5 million members?

Impatient: What's the best way to find a new doctor?

In this society, we tend to think of new as a good. But what about when you have to find a new doctor? We break down the best way to find a new physician.

New music from Jill Scott, Louie Vega and more

Every Tuesday our regular music experts join us in the studio to talk about the latest in new music for our segment Tuesday Reviewsday.

'Tomorrowland' shows readers just how inventive humans can be

How can human inventiveness push the bounds between science fiction and reality? Steven Kotler joins A Martinez to talk about some of human kinds biggest feats.

How one athlete is getting ready for the Special Olympics World Games

Practice, practice, practice... that's what athlete Greg Kozlowski has been up to since spring in preparation for the Special Olympics World Games.

How much does it cost to have a baby at a birthing center?

When you're looking for alternative birthing strategies, should you consider birthing centers as a viable option? How much do they cost? We've got the answers.

New music from Lianne La Havas and more

Every week on Tuesday Reviewsday, our regulars bring us a selection of their favorite new music. This week we have new sounds from Lianne La Havas, Forró in the Dark and Benjamin Clementine.

Recreating the Wright Brothers' first flight in Virtual Reality

As more and more companies come out with their own virtual reality devices the question of who provides the content becomes a key question.

New music from Galactic, Watkins Family Hour and Jason Isbell

If you don't have the time to keep up with the latest in new music, we've got the perfect solution for you: Tuesday Reviewsday.

Someone keeps on sabotaging the internet in Northern California

In Northern California, someone, or someone"s", are literally going around and cutting the fiber optic cables that provide internet to large swaths of the region. But who?

What's up with gas prices in California?

If you pay attention when you go to fill up your tank you might have noticed you're paying significantly different prices from week to week... but why?

How one LA chef invented the North African taco

In Los Angeles we have everything from classic tacos to tacos that combine Korean and Mexican flavors, but what do you think about tacos with a North African flair?

Calexico's Joey Burns on the band's new album

Calexico's Joey Burns joins Alex Cohen to talk about their musical influences and what he hopes his daughters get out of the songs that he writes with them in mind.