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:

Goodbye, Nation: A Farewell to 'The Colbert Report'

Thursday, December 18, 2014

As Stephen Colbert bids adieu to "The Colbert Report," On the Media's Brooke Gladstone weighs in the host's wide-ranging impact, from the network news to politics to satire.

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Serial's Hard Lessons About Criminal Justice

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Today, "Serial" concludes its first season. While the story of Adnan Syed has captivated millions of listeners, it's also exposed flaws in the American criminal justice system. 

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Jeb Bush Stirs Political Déjà Vu

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The 2016 presidential race is shaping up to be quite the political throwback. But can former Governor Jeb Bush win the GOP's nomination for president in 2016?

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Warren, Bush & Clinton: The New Politics of 2016?

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Many are hoping that Senator Elizabeth Warren will run for president in 2016—a role many believe Hillary Clinton is hoping to fill. And now Jeb Bush is considering a presidential run.

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Founding Fathers' Time Capsule Unearthed

Monday, December 15, 2014

A time capsule buried by Samuel Adams and Paul Revere in 1795 was recently unearthed from the Boston Statehouse.

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KSM's Defense Has Questions For VP Cheney

Thursday, December 11, 2014

In light of the Senate report on CIA torture, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's lead defense attorney describes what questions he would ask former V.P. Dick Cheney if he took the stand at Gitmo.

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It's Terrifyingly Easy to Be an Armed Security Guard

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A new investigation into the armed security guard industry finds that applicants face little scrutiny and few training hours before they're on patrol.

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How the Supreme Court Became an 'Echo Chamber'

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

An new investigation finds that a small, elite group of attorneys are increasingly more likely to have their cases heard before the Supreme Court. 

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The Secret Government Relationship Worth Millions

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

A New York Times investigation finds that state attorneys general have formed unprecedented alliances with energy firms—relationships worth millions.

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The Beginning of The End for Gitmo?

Monday, December 08, 2014

The Pentagon has transferred six Guantánamo Bay detainees to Uruguay. It's the largest group transfer in five years, and the first relocated to South America.

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How to Rebuild Police-Community Trust

Monday, December 08, 2014

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, leader of President Obama's 21st Century Task Force on Policing, explains how we can rebuild community trust.

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Round Table: Race & Criminal Justice

Friday, December 05, 2014

The decision not to indict in New York and Ferguson, and the shooting of Tamir Rice in Cleveland, has left the nation grappling with race and criminal justice. 

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A Fight to End Pregnancy Discrimination at Work

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Pregnancy discrimination is not a new issue within the office, but attorney Gillian Thomas says it is becoming more commonplace as more women enter and remain in the workforce.

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Good News, Lovers. The Divorce Rate Is Declining.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Most Americans have heard that 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. But recent data suggest marriages are lasting longer, in part because of economic change.

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The NFL: A New Forum for Social Issues?

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

During a game against the Oakland Raiders, five St. Louis Rams players raised their arms in the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” gesture made famous by protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.

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How to Close the College Graduation Gap

Monday, December 01, 2014

While most universities tout their diversity along with their campus facilities, the truth is that race and class gaps remain a factor in who gets to graduate. 

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School Lunch in Oregon Depends a Lot on Where You Live

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

With Thanksgiving vacation, many students look forward to a break from school lunch. And in Oregon, what kids get differs a lot between urban and rural schools. 

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How to Build Trust in the Justice System

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thousands around the nation took to the streets to demand justice. What about our system needs to fundamentally change?

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A New Secretary of Defense, a New Military Strategy?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The departure of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel comes as America's war strategy in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan is in the midst of total upheaval.

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Why is it So Hard to Indict a Police Officer?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

When it comes to police shootings, few officers are ever indicted, much less convicted. Is it time to change the law? 

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