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

Brooke Shields opens up about her late mother, Teri

Mother, manager, alcoholic... Brooke Shields' relationship with her mom informed who she is as a person, but there were plenty of problems along the way.

Bugs eat a lot of the trash that we throw on the ground

Scientists studied just how much food bugs eat within a small area of New York City and they found that it could be the equivalent of 600k potato chips per year.

New music from Willie Nelson, Jimmy Greene and more

This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment, journalist Steve Hochman joins us to talk about the latest from Willie Nelson, Bessie Smith and more.

On The Lot: Sony gets hacked and Star Wars comes back

Sony Pictures got hack, we get a taste of the new Star Wars movie and much more this week in "On The Lot," our weekly peek behind the scenes in Hollywood.

Tears for Fears reissue "Songs from the Big Chair"

Tears for Fears founders Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith talk with Tess Vigeland about their career, creating "Songs from the Big Chair" and what's next for them.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Azealia Banks, Prhyme and more

Morgan Rhodes and Oliver Wang join A Martinez to talk about their favorite recent releases, including music from Azealia Banks, Prhyme, Pace Cadets and more.

App Chat: Getting pampered... on demand!

Sometimes you just need some pampering. This week Take Two takes a look at a few on demand apps that want to make your life a little easier.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Nick Jonas, TV on the Radio and more

Music journalists Shirley Halperin and Chris Martins join A Martinez in studio for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment.

Apple heads to court to battle antitrust case

Apple heads to court to face the music this week. A federal lawsuit dating back almost a decade questions the tech giant's past dominance in the download market.

On The Lot: Bill Cosby's future, 'Dumb and Dumber to' and more

Stupid reigns at the box office and how accusations against Bill Cosby might ripple in Hollywood. It's "On The Lot," our weekly peek behind the scenes in Hollywood.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Mariachi El Bronx, Damien Rice and more

This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, Steve Hochman and Justino Aguila talk about new albums from Ximena Sariñana, Damien Rice, Mariachi El Bronx and more.

On The Lot: Miyazaki retires and Disney rules the box office

It's time for "On The Lot," our weekly peek behind the scenes in Hollywood. Alex Cohen speaks with Rebecca Keegan, who covers the film business for the LA Times.

How Antonio Sanchez improvised the "Birdman" soundtrack

"Birdman" - the latest work from Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu - is a very different movie in many ways... including its score.

How artichoke water wants to steal coconut water's throne

Companies that are producing drinks like artichoke water, maple water and cactus water are all trying to take a gulp of coconut water's $400 million dollar business.

App Chat: solving some of life's problems with technology

In our regular tech segment, App Chat, we delve into three different apps that want to help you save money, save your mind and save your life when you're on a bike.