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

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.

How 'The Last Man on Earth' made the apocalypse funny

To create their post apocalyptic show Phil Lord and Chris Miller had to ask and answer questions like... where are all of the dead bodies?

'Mr. Robot' star on season finale, hearing voices and his crazy eyes

Rami Malek used to skip out of his computer class in high school, which is funny because he's been playing a hacker on a hit TV show for an entire season.

William Finnegan explores his past in his new memoir 'Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life'

In his new book, William Finnegan talks about what's driven his life: reporting and traveling around the world in search of the perfect wave.

Find the best tacos in LA with this taco encyclopedia

Click through to find out what you should be eating.

Quvenzhané Wallis brings to life Almitra in 'Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet'

A new interpretation of "Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet" is making its way to the big screen. And in it actress Quvenzhane Wallis brings to life the character Almitra.

New music from Mac DeMarco and LA band HEALTH

Every week on Tuesday Reviewsday our critics join our hosts in the studio to talk about what you should be listening to in one short segment.

Jason Segel reflects on the nature of celebrity with Alex Cohen

Jason Segel plays David Foster Wallace in 'The End of the Tour.'

Top actors take the stage for 'Spamalot' at the Hollywood Bowl

This weekend Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Craig Robinson and Christian Slater will all take the stage to perform in the Eric Idle musical "Spamalot" at the Hollywood Bowl.

'A Lego Brickumentary' explores the deep history of and the far reach of Lego

What toy do children around the world spend more than 5 billion hours a year playing with, is sold in 140 countries and has spawned a fan club of 5 million members?

Impatient: What's the best way to find a new doctor?

In this society, we tend to think of new as a good. But what about when you have to find a new doctor? We break down the best way to find a new physician.

New music from Jill Scott, Louie Vega and more

Every Tuesday our regular music experts join us in the studio to talk about the latest in new music for our segment Tuesday Reviewsday.