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

How one credit union monitors and guards against fraud

How does Logix Federal Credit Union manage attempts at fraud against its more than 126,000 customers? With their always on, tech savvy, fraud management team.

Gena Rowlands on being in 'Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks'

Gena Rowlands and Cheyenne Jackson star in the new movie about a bristly, but loving relationship between an older woman and her dance instructor.

The guy who hunts down hackers for big companies

What happens when a big company is hacked and has a bunch of personal information stolen? Some call George Kurtz, CEO of CrowdStrike to hunt down the evildoers.

On the Lot: Sony hack and 'Into the Woods' drama

It's time for On the Lot, our weekly peek behind the scenes in Hollywood. Rebecca Keegan from the Los Angeles Times joined A Martinez in studio to chat.

LA Times uncovers worker abuse by supermarket vendors

An LA Times investigation has shown that Whole Foods, Walmart, and other grocers have bought produce from companies that severely mistreat their workers, in Mexico.

Eight years on, New Horizons probe almost at Pluto

NASA launched the New Horizons probe nearly nine years ago. And finally, it's almost at its destination, which is located in the corner of our solar system... Pluto.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Mary J. Blige, TriBeCaStan and more

It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week we've got new music from Mary J. Blige, TriBeCaStan, Tētēma and Whitey Morgan.

App Chat: using science to find the perfect drink for you

Predicting security line wait times, a weather station in your pocket and using science to predict your favorite holiday drink - App Chat has you covered.

Protests in Berekely turn violent on second night

On the second night of protests in Berkeley, California over the Eric Garner decision in New York, a small group of protesters broke windows and looted stores.

On the Lot: hungry hungry Hunger Games

The hungry Hunger Games ate up the box office this weekend, Bradley Cooper plays the Elephant Man on Broadway and the first glimmers of awards season start to glow.

From punk to mariachi: The story of Mariachi El Bronx

Mariachi El Bronx isn't from the Bronx, and they don't have a deep mariachi background. They're a former punk band - and the mariachi community loves them.

NASA's Orion completes first test flight

NASA's Orion spaceIt was a no go for NASA's Orion spacecraft yesterday thanks to bad weather, but in the early morning hours today there was lift off!

2015 Grammy nominations announced

It's a big day in the world of music, with the likes of Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor and more, all nominated for Grammys.

Saving Starry Kitchen's balls

Starry Kitchen - one of the most popular restaurants in LA - is reaching out to the community to help save their balls... crispy tofu balls that is.

Exploring the limits of human performance

Usain Bolt, Ueli Steck, Alberto Contador - are all athletes that have redefined what humans can do in sport, but how much better can we perform, as humans?