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

How online sports betting changes fandom

You know at least one person into fantasy sports, as there are an estimated 42 million people in the US and Canada that played in at least one league last year.

The last time Saint Motel were at Coachella, they broke in

Band members A/J and Greg stopped by the studio recently to talk to Alex Cohen and tease their upcoming show at Coachella. Two words: "sexually colorful."

President Obama faces pressures at Summit of the Americas

President Obama is heading to Panama to attend the Summit of the Americas, but after last time, what sort of reception can he expect from the other leaders?

Impatient: Tips on how to shop for medical care

This week on Impatient, advice on shopping for medical care, physician assisted suicide in California and whether the state will outlaw exemptions for vaccinations.

Why Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard sort of hates LA

Ben Gibbard sits down with Take Two's Alex Cohen to talk about his relationship with Southern California, former bandmate Chris Walla and more.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Calexico, Tal National and more

This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, music journalist Steve Hochman joins Alex Cohen in the studio to talk about the best in new music releases.

Why director Hal Hartley almost passed on Aubrey Plaza

Director Hal Hartley talks about his latest film 'Ned Rifle,' how it fits into his trilogy of films and what it was like working with Aubrey Plaza.

Lab Notes: Did you know that mice can sing?

Bug reducing light bulbs, moon madness and squeaky serenades, these are all topics on this week's Lab Notes with Sanden Totten.

Why the legendary Johnny Mathis still gets stage fright

On April 4th Johnny Mathis is performing at Walt Disney Concert Hall. It's his first time at the venue, and he's excited to be performing there, but he's a bit nervous.

App Chat: Would you use an app that's like Tinder for dogs?

Tinder for dogs, Uber for valet and haven't you always wished that you could order a trainer through an app? No? Well, one company thought that it was a good idea.

Should California allow doctor assisted suicide?

Last week, California's Senate Health Committee passed a bill which would legalize physician-assisted suicide. What happens next?

The impact of Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp A Butterfly'

Last week, Los Angeles rapper Kendrick Lamar released one of the most anticipated album's of the year called 'To Pimp A Butterfly.' But is it any good?

Recording Modest Mouse's new album almost made Isaac Brock go crazy

Eight years. That's the length of time a president might serve, or for fans of the band Modest Mouse, it's how long they've had to wait for a new LP. That wait's finally over.

How X's John Doe reinterprets his old punk hits, acoustically

This weekend, two of X's members, John Doe and Exene Cervenka, will perform an acoustic set at the First Unitarian Church of L.A.

Could President Obama kill tax-funded stadium deals?

A new line item in the President's budget eliminates the possibility that tax payer money could be used to fund new sports stadiums and arenas. Could it pass?