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, 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:

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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Searching for Solutions as Heroin Claims 10,000 Lives

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Policy makers, medical providers, and politicians are urgently looking for new answers to tackle a growing problem.

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Sanders and Clinton Fight for Black Voters in South Carolina

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

The Clinton family remains popular among Southern Democrats and black voters, which is driving Bernie Sanders to spend heavily in South Carolina. 

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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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