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

The Great Race: The cyclist won; here's why

Cyclist Jacob Margolis narrowly beat out car driver Sue Carpenter by 5 minutes.

Examining Egypt five years after the Arab Spring

The revolution didn't end with the fall of longtime president Hosni Mubarak. Some Egyptians say little has changed.

Rams owner Kroenke says moving to LA is the rational thing to do

The Rams are moving back to Los Angeles after 20 years, so A Martinez sat down with team owner Stan Kroenke to talk about what's to come.

Tenant wins historic status for his apartment building

The L.A. city council sided with a local tenant who argued his apartment complex shouldn't be torn down because of the noted designers who built it in the 1930s.

Where LA is most vulnerable to El Niño storms

City officials say despite their preparedness plans, they expect flooding and mudslides, citing recent storms as a glimpse into what's to come.

Campus protests sparked by national conversation around race

The recent wave of student protests began at the University of Missouri. But students at Occidental and Claremont McKenna say they were organized long before that.

Occidental College president says he won't resign

Students have been camped out in the administrative building, demanding that administrators make the college more inclusive and that the president leave his post.

Claremont McKenna College dean resigns after protests

Mary Spellman's decision comes after a heated week at the school, where students say administration has been slow to address student demands for greater inclusivity.

Local group sets short deadline to house 500 veterans

The vets are all homeless but hold federal vouchers that would cover their rent. The challenge is landing an affordable apartment and saving up a security deposit.

El Niño's storms endanger homeless encampments in riverbeds

Some of LA's homeless have set up camp in riverbeds and flood control channels. Local teams are trying to convince them to move before the storms come.

Airbnb has spent more than $200,000 lobbying in LA

As LA officials consider ways to regulate the short-term rental industry, Airbnb is playing defense, spending money on local lobbyists.

WeHo council may give renters first dibs at home ownership

When the landlord announces the building is up for sale, renters have to find a new place. But West Hollywood may pass a law allowing them first rights to buy.

Could El Niño rain on LA's hot housing market?

With the threat of a very wet winter, realtors say buyers are thinking twice about hillside homes. The rain could also mean fewer people venture out to house hunt.

Voters in San Francisco consider new restrictions for Airbnb

Los Angeles has yet to regulate the industry, but one L.A. councilman says he's watching how other cities, including San Francisco, are structuring their policies.

Does the new Clifton's Cafeteria have any of the old charm?

After being closed for five years and taken over by new management, how does the new Clifton's Cafeteria stack up agains the old one? Click through to see.