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James Doubek

James Doubek

Editor, News Hub

James Doubek is an editor and reporter for NPR's general assignment News Hub. He edits everything from quick breaking news stories and live blogs to complex features for NPR.org.

As a reporter he's written hundreds of breaking news stories, but has also taken deep dives into historical events such as the 1972 Munich Olympics attack and the time Americans went to fight for China during World War II.

Doubek also regularly manages NPR's social media accounts, homepage and sends breaking news push alerts. You can occasionally hear him on NPR's hourly Newscasts.

For three years he was an overnight digital producer, single-handedly manning NPR's entire online presence during big news events such as former President Donald Trump's unprecedented walk into North Korean territory. He's also had stints as a reporter for NPR's Business Desk and as a radio producer with Weekend Edition.

Doubek got his start at NPR as an intern at the Washington Desk, where he made frequent trips to the Supreme Court and reported on political campaigns.

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Navy Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Christopher J. Chambers, left, and Navy Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class Nathan Gage Ingram are the two Navy SEALs who are presumed dead. U.S. Navy hide caption

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This picture taken on Oct. 31, 2023, shows a man smoking a cigarette in Sundbyberg, near Stockholm, Sweden. The WHO has issued a new report on global tobacco use, finding rates are going down. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Researchers from Columbia University and Rutgers University found roughly 240,000 detectable plastic fragments in a typical liter of bottled water. Jody Amiet/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin speaks during a joint press conference with Israel's defense minister in Tel Aviv on Dec. 18, 2023. Alberto Pizzoli/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Martin Luther King Jr. waves to supporters on August 28, 1963, during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on the Mall in Washington, D.C. Activists marked 60 years since the march in 2023. AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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This photo provided by the Virginia Department of Forestry shows firefighters trying to stop the western spread of the Quaker Run Wildfire in Madison County, Va. Virginia Department of Forestry via AP hide caption

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Australia's Josh Inglis plays a shot during the 2023 ICC Men's Cricket World Cup one-day international match between Australia and Sri Lanka in Lucknow, India, on Monday. The sport is coming to the 2028 Olympics. Tauseef Mustafa/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A screen in a Moscow courtroom shows jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny as he arrives to listen to a hearing via video on Tuesday. An appeals court has upheld his 19-year prison sentence. Tatyana Makeyeva/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Military jets bombed La Moneda presidential palace during the coup on Sept. 11, 1973, in Santiago, Chile. President Salvador Allende killed himself and Gen. Augusto Pinochet began a 17-year dictatorship. AP hide caption

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A posted wanted sign for a mass shooting suspect, Francisco Oropesa, is shown Tuesday, May 2, 2023, in the neighborhood where the shooting occurred Friday, in Cleveland, Texas. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Dr. Denny Martin, the acting chief medical officer at Sparrow Hospital in East Lansing, Mich., got emotional while addressing the media on Tuesday following a shooting at Michigan State University. Behind him is Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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An F-22 fighter jet is pictured during a NATO exercise in Lask, Poland, in October. The same type of jet shot down an "unidentified object" over Canadian airspace on Saturday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. Omar Marques/Getty Images hide caption

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