Jillian Weinberger

Jillian Weinberger is a producer for The Takeaway.

She works as the program's line producer and produces stories on national and international affairs, law and justice, politics, and the arts. Jillian co-produced The Takeaway's award-winning series, "Under Her Skin: Living with Breast Cancer," and 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. With the The Takeaway team, Jillian plans the show's future news calendar and produces live coverage during breaking news events. 

Jillian recently returned from a stint in the Bay Area, where she worked with the Center for Investigative Reporting to launch the new public radio show Reveal. She's also worked as a freelance producer, reporter, and critic for Ms. Magazine,, 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 Brooklyn.

Jillian Weinberger appears in the following:

The Scrutiny that Comes with Being a Female Candidate

Friday, February 05, 2016

Clinton is the first woman to ever win the Iowa Caucuses. While she's used to being the only woman in the room, that fact does affect the way potential voters see her.

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When The Super Bowl Came to Iran

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Fifty-two American hostages held in Tehran between 1979 and 1981 managed to hear a recording of Super Bowl XIV, thanks to a young journalist.


How Ticket Brokers Game the Sales System

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

New York's attorney general has released an investigation into online ticket brokers, an industry he describes as a "fixed game."

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With Peace Talks Stalled, Kerry Warns Bloodshed Will Continue in Syria

Monday, February 01, 2016

Without peace talks, Secretary of State John Kerry says the fighting will continue until "every semblance of civilization is destroyed."


Shaking Up the College Admissions Process

Friday, January 29, 2016

College admissions officers from 83 universities, including the Ivy League, plan to change their admissions process to attract and admit a more diverse student body. 

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How the Air Conditioner Changed America

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The air conditioner has become a key tool in the preservation of art and artifacts, and it also changed American politics and geography.

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SCOTUS: Ban on Life Sentences for Juveniles Can be Retroactive

Monday, January 25, 2016

Three years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that life sentences for those under 18 were unconstitutional. Today, the court said that ruling also applies retroactively.


Silicon Valley Anxious as Tech Stocks Tumble

Friday, January 22, 2016

Companies like Foursquare, FitBit and even Twitter have seen their share prices tumble.

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Syrian Refugees Battle With the Gridlock of U.S. Intolerance

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The U.S. has taken just .06 percent of the 4.5 million refugees displaced by the conflict in Syria. Why have so few made it to the U.S. and what happens to them when they arrive?


Can the U.S. Really Cure Cancer?

Thursday, January 14, 2016

In his final State of the Union address, President Obama announced a new cancer research initiative to be led by Vice President Biden. Is America up to the task?

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Falling Oil Prices Mean Trouble For Unstable Governments

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The price of crude oil has hit a 12-year low. But plummeting oil prices affect precarious governments that are dependent on energy revenues.


I've Been Had! The Art of the Confidence Man

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The art of con men, and of confidence men that came before them, is rooted in belief, which is why it's so important to human history, one author says. 

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Retracing the Armenian Genocide, from Turkey to Syria

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Reporter Dawn Anahid MacKeen retraces her Armenian grandfather's forced migration from Turkey to Syria in "The Hundred-Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey."

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A Decade of Lost Opportunities to Stop a Heroin Epidemic

Thursday, January 07, 2016

As the New Hampshire primary approaches, local voters want to know how the presidential candidates will tackle the opiate epidemic.

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A Silicon Valley in a Siberian Forest

Thursday, January 07, 2016

"Academpark" is a hub of innovation and open-mindedness hidden deep in a Siberian forest, originally created in the Soviet era, but now seeing a revival. 


An Armed Takeover in Oregon

Monday, January 04, 2016

A Nevada-based militia group led by Ammon Bundy has occupied a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon to protest the Bureau of Land Management.

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Meet Mount Everest's Artist-in-Residence

Monday, January 04, 2016

Derek Eland will try to capture the essence of Mount Everest when he becomes artist-in-residence there later this year. 


Overdose on Opioids? Get a New Prescription

Thursday, December 31, 2015

A new study finds that more than 90 percent of those who overdose on opioids are given new prescriptions for the drugs that nearly killed them.


The Super Rich Have Built a Private Tax System — And It's Totally Legal

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

A new investigation finds that the wealthiest Americans have fought for—and largely won—a two-tiered tax system, complete with loopholes that benefit the one percent.

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Manhattan DA Says Encrypted Phones Can Halt Justice

Monday, December 28, 2015

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance says cell phone and app encryption impedes law enforcement officials' ability to investigate and prosecute crime.

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