Jillian Weinberger

Jillian Weinberger is senior producer for Only Human.

Previously, she worked at The Takeaway as the program's line producer and produced 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. 

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, 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 Brooklyn.

Jillian Weinberger appears in the following:

South Korean Voices From the Winter Olympics

Friday, February 23, 2018

"We don’t feel any danger with the North," says one man who has spent his whole life near the DMZ. 


Video: Living in Between Worlds

Monday, September 11, 2017

One Brooklyn woman's complicated relationship with the hijab and the experience of living in between worlds.


Episode 7: In Jesus' Name... We Legislate

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

America’s long, twisted debate over religion and civil liberties.  

Selective Pride? Battling LGBT Stigma Around Body Image

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

"The truth is, the gay community isn't interested in embracing overweight people because we're a blemish on the image of perfection," says writer Louis Peitzman.

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The Big Business of The Obesity Crisis

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

"In the absence of doing something about the food marketing, particularly directed at children, it's going to be hard to do much about the obesity epidemic."

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The Birth of Climate Denial

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Our "Culture Wars" series continues with a look at when the movement that doubts the reality of climate change began — and how scientific consensus has been perpetually undermined.  

The Handshake Experiment

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Neil deGrasse Tyson and microbiome science help answer this question: when we touch greatness, how much of it stays with us?

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Funky Hand Jive

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Neil Degrasse Tyson and some new microbiome science help answer the question - when we touch greatness how much of it stays with us? 
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“I Got Indian in My Family”: An Another Round Takeover

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Another Round co-host Tracy Clayton enlisted Only Human to help her with an experiment, on the science behind DNA ancestry tests and finding her roots.


The Crowd Made You Do It

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

After many people gathered in Washington for inauguration and the Women’s March, Only Human looks at what happens to us as individuals when we become part of a crowd.

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Please Spit in This Tube: An Election Experiment

Friday, November 04, 2016

This election certainly feels stressful. But we wanted to find out what this election is actually doing to us — biologically. So we teamed up with scientists to run our own experiment.


I’d Rather Have a Living Son Than a Dead Daughter

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Earlier this year, North Carolina passed HB2, the "bathroom bill." But the state is also home to one of the few clinics for transgender kids in the South.

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Growing Up "Ugly"

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Robert Hoge was born with severe defects; growing up, he had to get used to people calling him “ugly.” This week, Robert reflects on the lie we all tell ourselves: looks don’t matter. 

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I Thought the Truth Would Be Enough

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Marc Edwards uncovered lead in Flint’s water last year. But like others crusading for change, he discovered that convincing people to listen was harder than getting the science right. 

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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.