Jacob's time in public radio and journalism began when he was 16, when he'd skip high school to spend his days on the mid-day news at KPFK in Los Angeles.
Since then he's interned and temped at NPR, worked as a producer on "The Madeleine Brand Show" and "Take Two" at KPCC for six years and has won multiple awards for his work.
He's also filed pieces for NPR, and has filled in as a reporter at KPCC, focusing on everything from science and business to housing and homelessness.
Lately, he's been reporting on the impact of marijuana legalization on the people, businesses and politics of California. You can hear him talk about the changing marijuana landscape each week on HighQ .
He's also currently part of KPCC's On Demand Content team which is responsible for developing podcasts for the station.
Stories by Jacob Margolis
Banning short-term rentals wasn't enough to stop sites like Airbnb and VRBO, so Santa Monica stepped it up by citing them for hundreds of violations.
The more upscale, health-focused grocery store is a sign of change in a part of Southern California that has long been considered an affordable alternative to L.A.
Screeners for The Revenant, Creed and The Big Short have all been leaked to pirate movie sites, and new tools are making it even easier for pirates to watch them.
Running in the marathon costs about $200. But to close streets, pay medical staff and clean the streets in LA and Santa Monica, it will likely surpass $1 million.
Short-term rentals have become so popular that LA rental listing site RadPad couldn't ignore them any longer. The CEO says people want flexible leasing options.
City and county officials affirm their commitment to ending homelessness, but say they will need to find more revenues to fund their plans for the long-term.
After months of studies, bold declarations and public hearings, city and county officials are moving on their homelessness strategies. Here's what you need to know.
Cyclist Jacob Margolis narrowly beat out car driver Sue Carpenter by 5 minutes.
The revolution didn't end with the fall of longtime president Hosni Mubarak. Some Egyptians say little has changed.
The Rams are moving back to Los Angeles after 20 years, so A Martinez sat down with team owner Stan Kroenke to talk about what's to come.
The L.A. city council sided with a local tenant who argued his apartment complex shouldn't be torn down because of the noted designers who built it in the 1930s.
City officials say despite their preparedness plans, they expect flooding and mudslides, citing recent storms as a glimpse into what's to come.
The recent wave of student protests began at the University of Missouri. But students at Occidental and Claremont McKenna say they were organized long before that.
Students have been camped out in the administrative building, demanding that administrators make the college more inclusive and that the president leave his post.
Mary Spellman's decision comes after a heated week at the school, where students say administration has been slow to address student demands for greater inclusivity.