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

Scientists identify Zika proteins that can cause microcephaly

The USC study finds two of the 10 Zika proteins inhibit fetal brain development. A drug to combat them is likely years away.

Does the new La Niña forecast mean a dry winter for CA?

The failure of El Niño to bring significant rain is a reminder that a La Niña weather pattern does not guarantee a drier-than-normal winter.

Channel Islands foxes no longer endangered

Twelve years after being placed on the endangered species list, three subspecies of Channel Islands fox will be delisted - the fastest-ever recovery by a mammal.

How and where to watch Thursday's epic Perseid meteor shower

The Perseid meteor shower comes along annually, but this year the sky will be flooded with shooting stars. It's all thanks to Jupiter.

Ocean advocates map SoCal seafloor in bid to protect it

Should bottom trawling be allowed or banned? That's what one environmental advocacy group is trying to figure out by mapping the seafloor off of SoCal.

Witness: 'Just mad chaos' in Nice after Bastille Day attack

People fled into the streets after a truck drove into a crowd celebrating the holiday on the city's promenade Thursday evening.

LA Rams score Cal quarterback Jared Goff as No. 1 draft pick

Suspicions that the Rams traded to the No. 1 pick spot to snag a quarterback proved true as they snagged Jared Goff to kick off the NFL draft.

What could change if recreational pot is legalized in California

You won't be able to walk into a supermarket to buy a joint, but you would likely see recreational pot shops in some cities and businesses that deliver to your door.

How LA's old pipes impact its tap water

As L.A.'s infrastructure for delivering water ages, the quality of its water is also impacted, according to Professor of Environmental Sciences at UCLA.

6 GIFs from Caltech's robot soccer match

"The motor controller has some metal parts on it and it was touching a metal screw. Didn’t realize that. Short circuited and then obviously, fire," explained Nishant Desai.

Santa Monica slaps Airbnb, VRBO with $500 fines

Banning short-term rentals wasn't enough to stop sites like Airbnb and VRBO, so Santa Monica stepped it up by citing them for hundreds of violations.

San Bernardino County getting its first Whole Foods market

The more upscale, health-focused grocery store is a sign of change in a part of Southern California that has long been considered an affordable alternative to L.A.

Pirated films soar during Hollywood awards season

Screeners for The Revenant, Creed and The Big Short have all been leaked to pirate movie sites, and new tools are making it even easier for pirates to watch them.

The LA Marathon is Sunday. What's the price tag?

Running in the marathon costs about $200. But to close streets, pay medical staff and clean the streets in LA and Santa Monica, it will likely surpass $1 million.

Are year-long rental leases on the way out?

Short-term rentals have become so popular that LA rental listing site RadPad couldn't ignore them any longer. The CEO says people want flexible leasing options.