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

Dr. Mae Jemison wants to inspire kids to learn and explore

The first woman of color to go into space talks about the space shuttle Endeavor, inspiring young minds and figuring out how to send humans to other star systems.

How some fantasy sports players are making millions a year

With the advent of new fantasy sports sites, sports fans are betting and losing tons of money on everything from the NFL to the MLB, all year long.

Ms. Marvel busts anti-Islam bus ads in San Francisco

In response to anti-Islam bus ads, a creative group pasted images of Kamala Khan, or Ms. Marvel, a muslim teenage super hero, over the sides of the ads.

Tuesday Reviewsday: The Lone Bellow, George Ezra and more

This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, Chris Martins and Shirley Halperin talk about new music from The Lone Bellow, George Ezra, Howlin' Rain and Cotillon.

Rural Mexicans build DIY cell networks out of scrap

In rural Mexico, there are too few people to make it worth while for telecom companies to install cell networks. So, they're doing it on their own.

Ryan Bingham on his new album 'Fear and Saturday Night'

Ryan Bingham is in studio to talk about his new album, how dark family experiences helped shape his music and the importance of quiet reflection.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Jazmine Sullivan, N.E.R.D. and more

Music supervisor Morgan Rhodes and Oliver Wang from Soul-Sides join Alex Cohen in the studio this week for Tuesday Reviewsday our weekly new music segment.

'Appropriate Behavior:' Desiree Akhavan on being Iranian, bisexual and coming out to her parents

Desiree Akhavan, from the film "Appropriate Behavior" joins Alex in studio to talk about how her own real life coming out inspired her character in the film.

Undocumented students beat MIT students in underwater robot showdown

In 2004, four teenagers took first place in a national underwater robotics championship, with a robot built from scrap metal and trash.

Tom and Nick Carroll talk success, failure and addiction in revealing book

In the '80 surfer Tom Carroll was at the top of his game, but then a drug addiction took hold. The struggle has been chronicled by Tom's brother Nick in their recently published book.

Facebook to show AMBER Alerts in users newsfeeds

While AMBER alerts have run on radio, tv and those digital signs on the freeway, they should start showing up in another familiar place - Facebook.

The evolution of protest music

Songs like "Young Gifted and Black" and "Lift Every Voice and Sing" have served as inspiring protest music in the African American community, but is that changing?

Jury selection begins in trial of accused Silk Road founder

Drug trafficking and murder for hire are two issues sure to come up in the trial of Ross Ulbricht, the alleged proprietor of the dark net site - The Silk Road.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Belle and Sebastian, Swamp Dogg and more

Music journalist Steve Hochman joins A Martinez in studio with some new music, for this week's edition Tuesday Reviewsday.

Remember the late gospel singer Andrae Crouch

Andrae Crouch passed yesterday, but during his career he was one of the most influential artists in gospel music, winning seven Grammys.