Jacob Margolis Associate Producer, Take Two
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
Predicting security line wait times, a weather station in your pocket and using science to predict your favorite holiday drink - App Chat has you covered.
On the second night of protests in Berkeley, California over the Eric Garner decision in New York, a small group of protesters broke windows and looted stores.
The hungry Hunger Games ate up the box office this weekend, Bradley Cooper plays the Elephant Man on Broadway and the first glimmers of awards season start to glow.
Mariachi El Bronx isn't from the Bronx, and they don't have a deep mariachi background. They're a former punk band - and the mariachi community loves them.
NASA's Orion spaceIt was a no go for NASA's Orion spacecraft yesterday thanks to bad weather, but in the early morning hours today there was lift off!
It's a big day in the world of music, with the likes of Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor and more, all nominated for Grammys.
Starry Kitchen - one of the most popular restaurants in LA - is reaching out to the community to help save their balls... crispy tofu balls that is.
Usain Bolt, Ueli Steck, Alberto Contador - are all athletes that have redefined what humans can do in sport, but how much better can we perform, as humans?
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.