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 the "Water Witch" kept Las Vegas hydrated

Sin City has lived under the threat of running out of water for years, but one woman has saved the city in the desert from drying up.

Reading by Moonlight: 'Valley Fever,' Lummis Day and more

Look up in the sky tonight and you will notice it's a full moon, which means it's time for David Kipen to come on to talk about the latest in literary news.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Ola Fresca, Monoswezi and Bomba Estéreo

It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week music journalist Steve Hochman joins Alex Cohen in the studio to talk about his picks.

How Hollywood is embracing virtual reality

Tech companies around the world are building their own virtual reality devices to cash in on entertainment's latest trend, but how will Hollywood use the tech?

Susanna Hoffs: Why The Bangles broke up and got back together

Susanna Hoffs talks about why The Bangles broke up and got back together, her favorite songs to perform, and how it was partying with The Go-Go's in Las Vegas.

Will El Niño help or hurt California?

It's looking more and more like El Niño will visit us this year, but what does that mean for the drought? And what sort of impact will have on the rest of the world?

Drought shaming: How to get everyone else to stop wasting water

It's no secret that California is facing a historic drought, so how do you get people to stop wasting water? You launch a water wasters intervention.

New Music from Emmylou Harris, The Milk Carton Kids and more

Tuesday means it's time for new music here on Take Two. This week, music journalist Steve Hochman joins A Martinez for a chat about his picks.

New music from Snoop Dogg, Django Django and more

Shirley Halperin joins A Martinez to talk about music on Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week, Snoop Dogg, Django Django and more.

How do Morrissey's songs sound in Spanish? Pretty great

Mexicans love Morrissey. So much so that a group of Mexican artists have come together to pay tribute to the Smiths and their front man, Morrissey.

Get up and dance! The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion is back

'Whenever I am feeling particularly sluggish, there is one musician I turn to... to get me up and going. He has never let me down.' Who's Alex Cohen talking about?

Should doctors have to consider the cost of treatments?

If doctors know best, shouldn't they be considering ways to help cost conscious clients? Rebecca Plevin joins the show to talk about negotiating healthcare pricing.

New music from Hiatus Kaiyote, MC Lyte and more

It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. Oliver Wang and Morgan Rhodes join A Martinez in the studio to talk about the latest releases.

The NFL announced it's dropping its tax exempt status

The NFL league office announced it was going to drop its tax exempt status, which has been in place since the 1940s in an effort to "eliminate the distraction."

What's it like for a band to perform at Coachella for the first time?

While the Coachella Arts and Music Festival has come and gone, some bands are still basking in the afterglow, like the Southern California band Saint Motel.