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Jacob Margolis

Science Reporter (he/him)

Jacob Margolis is a science reporter and podcast host whose work currently focuses on climate change and disasters.

He created, wrote and hosted the LAist Studios podcasts, The Big One: Your Survival Guide and The Big Burn: How To Survive In The Age of Wildfires.

He was part of the team that won the 2021 Investigative Reporters and Editors Audio Journalism Award for the series "Hot Days: Heat’s Mounting Death Toll On Workers In The U.S."

Before disasters, his reporting took him all across our galaxy, as he dove deep on space exploration.

When he’s not reporting, he’s in the garden and spending time with his family in Los Angeles, where he grew up.

What do you want to know about fires, earthquakes, climate change or any science-related topics?
Jacob Margolis helps Southern Californians understand the science shaping our imperfect paradise and gets us prepared for what’s next.

Stories by Jacob Margolis

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