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:

Medicine and Mistrust on Native American Reservations

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Native Americans have struggled with poor access to health care for many years. Two doctors who grew up on reservations are trying to change that, one patient at a time.

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How a Prenatal Test Is Transforming Modern Medicine

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A mother's difficult choice sheds light on a new era of prenatal testing for Down syndrome.

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Using a City as An Innovative Teaching Tool

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Our Community College Challenge series continues today as we visit Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, a school that uses a modern city as an innovative teaching tool.


When it Comes to Lead in School Drinking Water, Newark Isn't Alone

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Tests found elevated levels of lead in 30 Newark Public Schools. One expert says half of all American schools likely have the same problem. 
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Will The Buckeye State #FeelTheBern?

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

The chair of the Ohio Democratic Party examines if Bernie Sanders's Michigan victory spells trouble for the Clinton campaign in next week’s Ohio primary. 


The Big Money Business of Small Donors

Monday, March 07, 2016

A new investigation from the Center for Public Integrity reveals the big money that comes from the donor lists of defunct campaigns.


For Parents of Preemies, Life Starts With a Complex Fight For Survival

Thursday, March 03, 2016

About 380,000 babies are born too soon every year in the U.S. For parents of premature newborns, the fight for survival can be a complex puzzle. 

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Abortion Returns to the Supreme Court

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Today, the Supreme Court hears arguments in Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt, a case that could have far-reaching consequences for abortion rights in Texas.

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Why People Throw Rocks: A Big Tech Take Down

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Author Douglas Rushkoff argues that tech companies are growing too much and too quickly, instead of thinking about sustainable models that might benefit employees and their communities.

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For Clinton, Faded Hopes and Failures in Libya

Monday, February 29, 2016

As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton helped persuade the Obama Administration to intervene in Libya. Today the country has become a training ground for the Islamic State.

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America's Complicated Past Stirs Battle Over Monuments, Memorials

Monday, February 22, 2016

Across the country, communities are grappling with how to remember the past, from statutes of Robert E. Lee in New Orleans to halls named for President Woodrow Wilson at Princeton.

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Producer, Director of New O.J. Series on Racial Divisions, Then and Now

Friday, February 19, 2016

Anthony Hemingway, co-executive producer of the "The People Vs. O.J. Simpson," directed a number of episodes of the new series. Here, he reflects on the real case and the new hit show.

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Fighting the Zika Virus on the Front Lines in Brazil

Thursday, February 18, 2016

A report from São Paulo, where teams of public health workers are going door-to-door to talk to residents about Zika virus prevention. 


An Outsider's Perspective on an Insider Candidate

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Journalist Suki Kim had never covered a presidential campaign until last December, when The New Republic asked her to for an outsider's perspective on Senator Marco Rubio.

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Losing Hope for Peace? New Attack Raises Questions About Syrian Ceasefire

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Air strikes on a hospital in northern Syria have raised doubts about the viability of the Syrian ceasefire brokered by the U.S. and Russia.


Valentines Day: A Breakdown of the Day People Love To Hate

Friday, February 12, 2016

"Valentine's Day is ridiculous. An invented holiday to make money off of gullible people."

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Spying for Citizenship: An FBI Deal for Muslim Informants

Friday, February 12, 2016

A new investigation finds that the FBI tries to recruit Muslim-American informants by offering to help with their immigration status—a promise that is supposed to be prohibited.

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, February 12, 2016

Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday, drops by to review the new releases hitting the box office, including "Zoolander 2" and "Deadpool."

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Is the Latino Vote Up for Grabs? Candidates on Both Sides Rush to Reach Voters

Friday, February 12, 2016

As the 2016 presidential campaign moves away from Iowa and New Hampshire, the candidates are trying to win over a more diverse electorate in South Carolina and Nevada.

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Drug Shortages Send Doctors and Pharmacists Scrambling

Thursday, February 11, 2016

There are a number of complicated ethical issues that arise from these shortages. 

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