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

Tuesday Reviewsday: Helado Negro, Max Capote and more

Justino Aguila, associate editor of Latin at Billboard Magazine, and music critic Steve Hochman join the show for another edition of Tuesday Reviewsday.

On The Lot: Remembering Richard Attenborough, celebrity activism and more

What's the latest in Hollywood? We can answer that, because each week Rebecca Keegan - from the Los Angeles Times - joins us for "On The Lot" - our regular discussion of entertainment.

Martin Starr on being Hollywood's surly nerd in HBO's 'Silicon Valley'

HBO's new series "Silicon Valley" garnered five Emmy nominations, including one for Best Comedy series. Martin Starr - who's in the show - joins A Martinez to talk about his career.

Being a female game developer in a male dominated industry

Even though women make up 48 percent of the video game playing market, they're still underrepresented in and by the gaming industry.

Why this image is not a thigh bone on Mars

Since the rover Curiosity landed on Mars two years ago, it's taken tons of pictures of the Martian surface, and people have seen all sorts of things that don't exist.

Hip-hop station lets St. Louis residents sound off about Ferguson

A St. Louis-area hip-hop station has broken format to become a place for people to voice their opinions about the protests in Ferguson.

President Obama addresses beheading of James Foley by Islamic militants

Elias Groll from Foreign Policy joins the show to talk about the President's remarks regarding the execution of US journalist James Foley in Iraq.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Bárbara Padilla, Chayanne and more

Tired of feeling left behind when it comes to discovering new music? Tune in every week for our regular music segment Tuesday Reviewsday.

On The Lot: Expendables are expendable, Lassie finds her way home and more

In "On The Lot" Rebecca Keegan joins Alex Cohen to talk about the latest in Hollywood news.

Arctic Monkeys leave UK to rock the United States

Huge in the U.K. - Arctic Monkeys have topped the charts for the past 10 years, but they've struggled to break through in the U.S. Now, they're making inroads.

Lab Notes: how anti-anxiety drugs make fish live longer and more

KPCC science reporter Sanden Totten explains why mood-altering drugs can wreck ecosystems, why celebrity endorsements don't help charities and more.

App Chat: Doctor on Demand gets major funding

Could the Doctor on Demand healthcare service turn the medical industry on its head? Alex Cohen speaks with Mark Sullivan from Venture Beat about the topic.

Bettye LaVette covers James Brown at the Hollywood Bowl

Tonight at the Hollywood Bowl, the late James Brown will be remembered with a series of covers by artists like Aloe Blacc, D'Angelo and Take Two's guest, Bettye LaVette.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Laura Mvula, Muhsinah, Ed Motta and more

Joining us this week are Oliver Wang from Soul-Sides.com and music supervisor Morgan Rhodes.

Study: How eating fish can stave off alzheimers

According to a new study, eating fish once a week can help prevent the onset of Alzheimer's disease. The study's lead author joins A Martinez to talk about why.