James Doubek James Doubek is an associate editor 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 Editor, Digital News Desk

James Doubek is an associate editor 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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Researchers have shown that the Indian jumping ant can shrink and regrow its brain. Clint Penick hide caption

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The Incredible Shrinking And Growing Brains Of Indian Jumping Ants

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Hope Trautwein is the first pitcher in NCAA Division I softball history to strike out every batter in a seven-inning perfect game, according to the NCAA. Tate Hawkins/North Texas Athletics hide caption

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Pitcher Hope Trautwein Throws A Perfect Game Of All Strikeouts

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John Boehner, pictured in 2016, was speaker of the House during the Obama presidency. He says he sometimes went along with things he personally opposed because it was what members of his party wanted. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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John Boehner On The 'Noisemakers' Of The Republican Party

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Robert Malley, pictured in 2018, helped negotiate the Iran nuclear deal in 2015. He's now involved in talks to potentially restart the deal, beginning this week in Vienna. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Envoy To Iran On What To Expect In Renewed Nuclear Talks

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Hunter Biden, at the time serving as board chairman of World Food Program USA, with then-Vice President Joe Biden in 2016. Hunter Biden says his addictions worsened after his brother Beau's death in 2015. Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images hide caption

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Through Decades Of Addiction, Hunter Biden Says His Family Never Gave Up On Him

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From left, Raphael Wright, Ederique Goudia and Jermond Booze are the team behind Taste the Diaspora. The initiative celebrates and supports Black chefs and food makers in Detroit. Valaurian Waller/V.W. Photography hide caption

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How Detroit Chefs Are Feeding Those In Need

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Voters enter a polling station at the Zion Baptist Church on Jan. 5 in Marietta, Ga. Black churches have often played a role in mobilizing their congregants to vote. Sandy Huffaker/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Black Church Leaders In Georgia On The Importance Of 'Souls To The Polls'

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Rod Bradshaw, pictured in January 2021, says he's the last Black farmer in Hodgeman County, Kan. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talked with NPR about debt relief coming for Black farmers. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Black Farmers Have Long Faced Discrimination. New Aid Aims To Right Past Wrongs

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A cuttlefish swims in an aquarium at the Scientific Center of Kuwait in 2016. Cuttlefish showed impressive self-control in an adaptation of the classic "marshmallow test." Yasser Al-Zayyat/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Why Cuttlefish Are Smarter Than We Thought

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A woman walks past a closed flower shop in Berlin on Thursday. A research group noted more than 1,200 new words in German inspired by the pandemic. Tobias Schwarz/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Pandemic Inspires More Than 1,200 New German Words

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Norwegian Refugee Council Secretary-General Jan Egeland visiting displaced families in the Muhamasheen community in Amran, Yemen, on Sunday. Michelle Delaney/NRC hide caption

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As Yemenis Starve, Humanitarian Relief Group Pleads For International Help

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Scientists Talked To People In Their Dreams. They Answered

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Amy Sherald, who painted the official portrait of Michelle Obama, appeared in the film Black Art: In the Absence of Light. HBO hide caption

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'Black Art' Chronicles A Pivotal Exhibition And Its Lasting Impact On Black Artists

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Dr. Daria Osipchuk prepares to intubate a young man in severe respiratory distress from COVID-19. Scott Kobner/Los Angeles County Department of Health Services hide caption

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'The Essence Of Truth': A Doctor's Photos Document The COVID-19 Crisis In The ER

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Brig. Gen. Mark Quander will assume a new leadership post at West Point this spring or summer. One challenge will be to confront extremism in the ranks of the military. Lynda Yezzi/U.S. Army hide caption

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'It's Going To Be Hard': A New West Point Leader On Confronting Extremism In Military

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