Jillian Weinberger

 Jillian Weinberger is a producer for The Takeaway and The Center for Investigative Reporting.

At The Takeaway, Jillian coordinates and produces stories on national and international affairs, law and justice, politics, and the arts. She produced the show’s coverage of the Affordable Care Act case and the same-sex marriage cases at the Supreme Court, and co-produced a three-part series on voters in Lake County, Ohio during the 2012 presidential campaign season. She also produced the show's book club in the summer of 2011. With the The Takeaway team, Jillian plans the show's future news calendar and produces live coverage during breaking news events. 

Jillian has also worked as a freelance producer, reporter, and critic for Ms. Magazine, Patch.com, and the WNYC Newsroom, and as a research associate with various nonprofits in New York. In 2013, she received fellowships from the International Center for Journalists and Loyola Law School's Journalist Law School in Los Angeles.

Originally from Cleveland, Jillian holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and lives in San Francisco.

Jillian Weinberger appears in the following:

U.S. Troops Leave Liberia As Epidemic Slows

Friday, February 27, 2015

At the height of the Ebola epidemic, hundreds of Liberians grew sick each week. Now, as the epidemic wanes, Liberians wonder whether they can return to normal life. 


Why Young Women Join ISIS

Thursday, February 26, 2015

At least 550 Western women have joined the self-proclaimed Islamic State. One Muslim activist explains the appeal for young women, and how to stop this recruitment. 

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As Wisconsin Debates Right-to-Work, Gov. Walker Looks Ahead to 2016

Thursday, February 26, 2015

As the Wisconsin state legislature debates right-to-work legislation to the sound of union protests at the state capitol, Gov. Scott Walker looks ahead to the 2016 presidential race. 


An Intimate & Complicated History of Women in Pakistan

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

In her new memoir "The Upstairs Wife," author and activist Rafia Zakaria takes an in-depth look at the role of women in Pakistan, beginning with the women in her family.  

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U.S. and Iraqi Forces Plan to Seize City from ISIS

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Iraq's second largest city is under control of the self-proclaimed Islamic State. What would an operation to re-take the city look like? Could it make life in Mosul even worse?

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At the Heart of ISIS, a Battle Over Islam

Monday, February 23, 2015

A new article in The Atlantic argues that the U.S. can't effectively fight ISIS unless we understand the group's adherence to Islam, but critics say ISIS fighters aren't true Muslims. 

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CDC Director on America's Battle Against Deadly 'Superbugs'

Friday, February 20, 2015

Drug-resistant bacteria kills at least 23,000 patients in the U.S. each year. The director of the CDC discusses the Obama Administration's measure to combat this growing problem.

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One Nation, Under ISIS?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The self-proclaimed Islamic State wants to re-establish the Caliphate across the Middle East and into Turkey and Spain. We explore what a nation under ISIS would look like.

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The Smugglers, Dealers and Buyers of Antiquities Stolen by ISIS

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

After oil, stolen antiquities are the largest source of funding for the self-proclaimed Islamic State. A BBC reporter investigates, tracing the goods from smuggler to dealer to buyer.

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Judge's Immigration Ruling Leaves Millions in Limbo

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

President Obama's executive action on immigration has been halted by a judge. One 21-year-old undocumented immigrant weighs in on his uncertain future.

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Israel Is Your Home? Rabbi Urges European Jews To Stay Put

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu has called for mass immigration from Europe to Israel after recent attacks in France and Denmark, but many want to fight anti-Semitism in their home countries.

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West Coast Labor Dispute Rattles Businesses

Monday, February 16, 2015

Large cargo ships are sitting idle today along the West Coast. No one is unloading them because of a labor dispute. These ports account for 43 percent of container traffic in the U.S.


Jehovah's Witnesses Cover Up Child Sex Abuse

Monday, February 16, 2015

A new investigation finds a pattern of child sexual abuse and cover-up in the Jehovah's Witness religious organization. 

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Ungovernable Chaos: How Failed States Give Rise to Terrorism

Thursday, February 12, 2015

As Boko Haram terrorizes Nigeria, and ISIS threatens the Middle East, The Takeaway examines the threat of failed states, and how such countries give rise to terrorism.

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Controversy and Asbestos in Nevada

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Two geoscientists and an epidemiologist found cause for concern in Nevada: A high incidence of asbestos, and a high incidence of mesothelioma. Why is the state blocking their research?

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Ukraine: A Crisis Slipping Towards the Brink?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tomorrow, the leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia will meet to discuss the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. How will Putin respond?

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All the Corrupt Foreign Money Flowing into U.S. Real Estate

Monday, February 09, 2015

Years after Michael Bloomberg said it'd be a godsend for the world's billionaires to move to New York, a Times investigation found foreign buyers using luxury condos to hide corruption.

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The Weekender: Stories of Surviving Breast Cancer

Saturday, February 07, 2015

This is a special podcast focused on our six-month-long audio storytelling series, "Under Her Skin: Living With Breast Cancer."


New Testimony Renews Attention On Saudi Arabia's Role in 9/11

Friday, February 06, 2015

Twenty-eight pages of the Congressional report on 9/11 were classified by President George W. Bush. Sources say the pages implicated Saudi Arabia, and new testimony affirms that claim. 

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Twitter, Trolling & Being A Woman Online

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Most women have a story about sexism or harassment online. Longtime feminist blogger and journalist Jill Filipovic shares her story, and her advice for dealing with internet sexism.

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