Jacob's time in public radio and journalism began when he was 16, when he'd skip high school to spend his days on the mid-day news at KPFK in Los Angeles.
Since then he's interned and temped at NPR, worked as a producer on "The Madeleine Brand Show" and "Take Two" at KPCC for six years and has won multiple awards for his work.
He's also filed pieces for NPR, and has filled in as a reporter at KPCC, focusing on everything from science and business to housing and homelessness.
Lately, he's been reporting on the impact of marijuana legalization on the people, businesses and politics of California. You can hear him talk about the changing marijuana landscape each week on HighQ .
He's also currently part of KPCC's On Demand Content team which is responsible for developing podcasts for the station.
Stories by Jacob Margolis
You might get to relax this weekend, but JPL's Juno probe is going to be working overtime. After five years, it's finally ready to figure out Jupiter's back story.
Last year, California's fishing industry took a huge hit when a massive toxic algal bloom made its way up the coast. Could it be back?
In one year, day will be turned to night and for the first time in 38 years North Americans will get to see their first total solar eclipse. Are you ready?
As fire season gets worse in the western U.S., increased amounts of fine particles will likely have an adverse effect on public health.
The USC study finds two of the 10 Zika proteins inhibit fetal brain development. A drug to combat them is likely years away.
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.
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.
The Perseid meteor shower comes along annually, but this year the sky will be flooded with shooting stars. It's all thanks to Jupiter.
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.
People fled into the streets after a truck drove into a crowd celebrating the holiday on the city's promenade Thursday evening.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.