James Doubek James Doubek is an associate producer and reporter for NPR. He frequently covers breaking news for NPR.org and NPR's hourly newscast.
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James Doubek

James Doubek

Associate Producer, Digital News Desk

James Doubek is an associate producer and reporter for NPR. He frequently covers breaking news for NPR.org and NPR's hourly newscast. In 2018, he reported feature stories for NPR's business desk on topics including electric scooters, cryptocurrency, and small business owners who lost out when Amazon made a deal with Apple.

In the fall of that year, Doubek was selected for NPR's internal enrichment rotation to work as an audio producer for Weekend Edition. He spent two months pitching, producing, and editing interviews and pieces for broadcast.

As an associate producer for NPR's digital content team, Doubek edits online stories and manages NPR's website and social media presence.

He 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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"Mad" Mike Hughes' rocket takes off with what appears to be a parachute tearing off during its launch near Barstow, Calif. Hughes was killed when the rocket crashed Saturday. Mercedes Blackehart/AP hide caption

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Elton John performs at the Academy Awards on Feb. 9 in Los Angeles. He had to end a show in New Zealand early. He told his fans: "I gave it all I had." Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Break-Ups And Throw-Ups: What It's Like To Work At A Restaurant On Valentine's Day

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This Japanese black pine was stolen on Sunday from a museum in Washington state. It was grown from a seed in a tin can by Japanese American Juzaburo Furuzawa while he was incarcerated in an internment camp during World War II. Courtesy of Pacific Bonsai Museum hide caption

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'Priceless' Bonsai Trees Stolen From Museum In Washington State

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Florida Rep. Val Demings compares the impeachment saga to police work. As a former cop, she says police will make arrests to stop a threat — regardless of how a court will rule later. Kisha Ravi/NPR hide caption

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Val Demings Says House Impeachment Managers 'Made Our Case'

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The Centennial Bridge over the Mississippi River connecting Davenport, Iowa and Rock Island, Illinois. Davenport's downtown suffered millions of dollars in lost business after flooding last year. Brian Frank for NPR hide caption

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Climate And Floodwaters Are Top Of Mind For Some Iowa Voters

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Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates after beating the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images hide caption

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North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr with Georgia Republican Kelly Loeffler. "He caught my attention because he wasn't wearing socks. And he has very expensive loafers, or they seem that way. And so I did a sketch of him. And the next day, he had it as his profile picture on Twitter." Kisha Ravi/NPR hide caption

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Sketch Artist Captures 'Something Unusual' At Senate Trial

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Ramapo police officers escort Grafton Thomas from Ramapo Town Hall to a police vehicle on Sunday. Thomas is accused of stabbing multiple people as they gathered to celebrate Hanukkah at a rabbi's home in the Orthodox Jewish community north of New York. Julius Constantine Motal/AP hide caption

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Sadie, a black, Australian labradoodle, is 7 years old. The idea that she's 49 in human years isn't right. Researchers now say she's closer to 62. Peter Breslow/NPR hide caption

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A New Way To Calculate Your Dog's Age

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In a photo provided by the U.S. State Department, U.S. special representative for Iran Brian Hook stands with Xiyue Wang in Zurich, Switzerland on Saturday. U.S. State Department via AP hide caption

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