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

São Paulo residents suffer water shutoffs during shortage

Even though São Paulo is in Brazil, which has one eighth of the world's fresh water, it's suffering a major water shortage. And residents aren't happy.

Japan may dump contaminated water from Fukushima into ocean

Japanese officials are considering advice from nuclear inspectors to dump contaminated water, that's been treated, into the ocean.

'The Imitation Game' director Morten Tyldum on his first Oscar nomination

"As a filmmaker this is what you dream of when you start making movies," says Tyldum, whose first English-language film was nominated for eight Oscars.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Ricked Wicky, Slutever and more

Shirley Halperin and Chris Martins join Alex Cohen in studio for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week, Ricked Wicky, Elle King and more.

New cybersecurity agency announced by Obama administration

The Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center will coordinate cyber threat intelligence from the FBI, the NSA and other federal agencies.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Beyonce, Danny Brown and more

Music supervisor Morgan Rhodes and Oliver Wang from Soul-Sides.com join A Martinez in studio to talk about new music from Queen Bey and more

Sony hack: After 3 months, employees still deal with frozen credit, work disruptions

Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal has stood down, but employees are still dealing with identity fraud, slow Internet and delayed productions.

RadioShack reportedly not long for this world

According to Bloomberg Businessweek, the 94 year old company is in bankruptcy talks, will be delisted on the stock exchange and could be selling off its assets.

Indecent and surprised: Eddie Redmayne on his Oscar nomination

"I would sit in front of the mirror and try to learn to isolate those [facial] muscles," says Redmayne when talking about his role in "The Theory of Everything."

Tuesday Reviewsday: Bob Dylan, Rhiannon Giddens and more

It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week music journalist Steve Hochman joins A martinez in the studio to chat.

Dr. Mae Jemison wants to inspire kids to learn and explore

Ahead of her Feb. 1 appearance at Forest Lawn, Dr. Mae Jemison, the first woman of color in space, talks about the space shuttle Endeavor and inspiring young minds.

How some fantasy sports players are making millions a year

With the advent of new fantasy sports sites, sports fans are betting and losing tons of money on everything from the NFL to the MLB, all year long.

Ms. Marvel busts anti-Islam bus ads in San Francisco

In response to anti-Islam bus ads, a creative group pasted images of Kamala Khan, or Ms. Marvel, a muslim teenage super hero, over the sides of the ads.

Tuesday Reviewsday: The Lone Bellow, George Ezra and more

This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, Chris Martins and Shirley Halperin talk about new music from The Lone Bellow, George Ezra, Howlin' Rain and Cotillon.

Rural Mexicans build DIY cell networks out of scrap

In rural Mexico, there are too few people to make it worth while for telecom companies to install cell networks. So, they're doing it on their own.