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

Are minorities well represented in video games?

We hear all the time about the lack of diversity in film and television, but what about other forms of media? Say, video games?

Are you missing your adult vaccinations?

The measles outbreak in the U.S. sparked debates about children and vaccination, but it turns out that a lack of vaccinations among adults is also a problem.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Drake and more

Tuesday means it's time for new music on Take Two. This week journalist Oliver Wang joins A Martinez in the studio to talk about the latest releases.

The Net Neutrality debate is far from over

Internet access is "too important to let broadband providers be the ones making the rules," said FCC's Tom Wheeler. But, what's to come?

Why long snapping's one of the most important football moves

When talking about football, you might've heard about positions like tight end, running back, receiver, quarterback, and kickers, but what about long snappers?

Impatient: Measles and West Nile still a concern in SoCal

With measles on the wane and West Nile on the rise, we turn to Rebecca Plevin for the latest in health news in our weekly segment, Impatient.

KPCC exclusive with The Airborne Toxic Event's Mikel Jollett

You can't force the creative process, but you can indulge in vision quests, bike rides, and food to try and set it off. At least that's worked for Mikel Jollett.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Dom La Nena, The Sway Machinery and more

It's Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week music journalist Steve Hochman joins A Martinez in the studio with releases from around the world.

On The Lot: Politics and funny moments at the Oscars

Neil Patrick Harris in his underwear and the disparity in pay between men and women in Hollywood both came up at the Academy Awards. We talk about it.

CDC doctor talks about fighting superbugs in hospitals

Antibiotic resistant bacteria have become a problem in hospitals in recent years, so officials are developing new standards to deal with the outbreaks.

Cable channels speed up reruns to fit in more commercials

If you're watching TV and it seems like a show is going just a little faster? You're not nuts. Some cable channels are speeding up shows to fit in more commercials.

Promising new HIV treatment revealed in study

Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute have discovered a new way to possibly block new HIV infections, much like a vaccine.

São Paulo residents suffer water shutoffs during shortage

Even though São Paulo is in Brazil, which has one eighth of the world's fresh water, it's suffering a major water shortage. And residents aren't happy.

Japan may dump contaminated water from Fukushima into ocean

Japanese officials are considering advice from nuclear inspectors to dump contaminated water, that's been treated, into the ocean.

'The Imitation Game' director Morten Tyldum on his first Oscar nomination

"As a filmmaker this is what you dream of when you start making movies," says Tyldum, whose first English-language film was nominated for eight Oscars.