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

Music supervisor Brian Reitzell brings horror to life with music in NBC's 'Hannibal'

Music supervisor Brian Reitzell says scary music "should be kind of unfamiliar." The film and television music maker shares more on making scary sounds and the soundtrack for an LA drive.

Actor Bill Hader was almost too funny for his role in 'The Skeleton Twins'

When casting first started for the new movie drama, "The Skeleton Twins," Bill Hader wasn't even being considered because filmmakers feared he couldn't do drama.

Video game 'Destiny' breaks sales records by raking in more than $500 million

Guardians of the Galaxy had a budget of about $170 million dollars, which is nothing next to the $500 million it cost to make the new video game called "Destiny."

'Shower with Friends' wants to help curb your water use

Hoping for a strong El Niño this winter to help California? Don't get your hopes up. But some people think they can help the drought conditions with technology.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Robert Plant, Aurelio, Francisca Valenzuela and Diana Fuentes

This week music critic Steve Hochman and Justino Aguila, associate editor of Latin at Billboard Magazine, join Alex Cohen with their favorite new music picks.

On the Lot: Toronto film fest and Warner Bros layoffs

Rebecca Keegan from the Los Angeles Times talks about the latest in the entertainment industry in Take Two's weekly segment "On the Lot."

Byron Scott on Kobe Bryant's new role with the Lakers

Lakers' new head coach Byron Scott recognizes that his team has hit rock bottom. What's he going to do about it? A Martinez sat down with him to find out.

Aleks Syntek on his new album 'Romantico Desliz'

Mexican artist Aleks Syntek has been performing since he was a kid. He's been nominated for six Grammys, but it's with his latest album that he's hoping to break into the U.S. market.

Public Enemy, En Vogue, others to play in celebration of black music at Hollywood Bowl

Grammy-winning musician Marcus Miller and producer/director Reginald Hudlin are coming together at the Hollywood Bowl to celebrate "The Black Movie Soundtrack."

Stuart Murdoch on his new film 'God Help The Girl'

Stuart Murdoch of the indie band Belle and Sebastian, joins Alex Cohen in studio to talk about the new film that he wrote/directed called 'God Help The Girl.'

Tuesday Reviewsday: Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Diggs Duke and more

This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment, guests Oliver Wang and Morgan Rhodes join A Martinez in studio.

'Cantinflas' is the role of a lifetime for Óscar Jaenada

Spanish actor Óscar Jaenada has taken on the role of 'Cantinflas' in a movie of the same name, about the late comedic Mexican actor.

Disneyland drones? Park files patents for unmanned aircraft

Disney has applied for three patents for unmanned aircraft — yes, drones! — that would be use in the park's entertainment shows.

Surfers ride huge waves in Southern California

Waves reached heights of more than 20 feet in Southern California, as a swell caused by Hurricane Marie continues to impact the coast.

NASA spacecraft passes Neptune's orbit on its way to Pluto

Pluto - the solar system's loneliest dwarf planet - is getting a friend... eventually. It's the New Horizons probe from NASA and it just passed Neptune's orbit.