Jason Margolis

Show Editor

The World

Jason Margolis is the show editor at The World.

As the show editor at The World, I work with reporters, producers and host to help set our news agenda each morning, then edit many of the words listeners hear later that day. I also work with a team of editors and reporters to develop longer-term features and run our internship program.

Prior to becoming the show editor, I spent 13 years as a reporter/correspondent, and occasional fill-in editor, with The World. Even though my role has changed, I'm trying to keep my reporting hat on as well, as time permits. My most-recent stories focus primarily on global business, trade, and economics. But I have also regularly covered environmental issues and climate change, US foreign policy and politics, agriculture, and immigration reform. Since I began working at The World full time back in 2006, I’ve reported from more than 20 countries and 43 US states, including the top of a rickety tower 150 feet above the Panamanian jungle, an abandoned Ukrainian town near Chernobyl, and shops and restaurants along the Texas-Mexico border. I feel quite lucky to have met so many interesting people in so many fascinating places. 

I’ve also been a reporter with KQED Public Radio in its Sacramento bureau, The Seattle Times newspaper, MarketWatch in San Francisco, and NPR’s business desk. I have a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in history from UCLA.

During the 2014-15 academic year, I was selected as a Knight-Wallace fellow at the University of Michigan where I joined a small group of domestic and international journalists for a year of study. I focused my learning on climate change policies and science, as well as business sustainability practices and urban planning. I also took two screenwriting classes, learned to ice skate, and ran my first marathon in Detroit. I'm now up to three. 

I’ve won a few awards along the way, including being recognized three times by the Society of Environmental Journalism for “outstanding reporting.” I was also a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists and am the recipient of multiple reporting awards from Northern California journalism associations. 

Throughout my travels, my favorite place remains the Sierra Nevada Mountains in my native Northern California, but Sydney, Australia, the islands of the Philippines, and Alaska rank pretty high too. Sweden isn't bad either. I now live near Boston with my wife, two children, and labrador retriever Winnie. I firmly believe it’s possible to support both the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants without any conflicts of interest. I grew up in Tom Brady's hometown in Northern California.