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

The music of 'Selma': scoring the civil rights movement

How does a filmmaker choose which music to put to one of the most important historical events in our country's history? She calls music supervisor, Morgan Rhodes.

Could you could be living in a future home, now?

At CES, there's everything from connected washing machines to thermostats on display, but is this the connected home that people imagined 50 years ago?

CNET 2015: Smart homes, wearables and selfie brushes

What do a hair brush that helps you take selfies, a belt that tells you when you gain weight and an internet connected home have in common? CES.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Madonna, Kanye West and more

This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, Shirley Halperin from Billboard Magazine joins Alex Cohen to talk about the album's that she's looking forward to in 2015.

On The Lot: 'The Hobbit' rules the box office... again

"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" continued its domination of the box office this weekend, while "The Interview" lost steam.

Was North Korea behind the Sony hack?

While the U.S. government's claimed that North Korea is behind the Sony hack, some cybersecurity experts aren't as convinced.

Company puts finishing touches on floats for the Rose Parade

A Martinez visits a bunch of the floats at the Phoenix Decoration Company, just down the street from KPCC's studios in Pasadena.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Best of 2014

We've got a special version of Tuesday Reviewsday for you this week. We hear from our critics about some of their favorite music from 2014.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Christmas special

This time on Tuesday Reviewsday - our weekly new music segment - we have a collection of rap, R&B and soul songs to help your holiday spirit.

Is the window display a dying art form?

As online shopping continues to grow, brick and mortar stores are trying to figure out new ways to bring in customers. Could old school window displays help?

Charles Phoenix makes his crazy candy cane cake

Christmas is just a few days a way and if you're bored with traditional treats, try a crazy candy cane cake - the latest creation from our friend, Charles Phoenix.

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.