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

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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Ernest Grant, the president of the American Nurses Association, is taking part in a Moderna coronavirus vaccine trial. He says he wants to increase trust in science. Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Black People Are More Hesitant About A Vaccine. A Leading Nurse Wants To Change That

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A Kentucky pediatrician says she's seeing an increase in children with COVID-19. Cases are spiking for people of all ages across the United States. Research suggests that in-person schooling is not a significant reason. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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More Kids Are Getting COVID-19, Kentucky Pediatrician Says

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH, is pictured on Capitol Hill on Sept. 23. Fauci tells NPR it's "OK to celebrate" the vaccine news. Graeme Jennings/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Fauci: Vaccine Results Are 'Important Advance,' But Virus Precautions Are Still Vital

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Iowa Doctor Says Money And Staffing Needed To Handle Coronavirus In Nursing Homes

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Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of homeland security, is pictured on Sept. 23. A federal judge said he was not authorized to issue a July memo limiting the restrictions of DACA recipients. Greg Nash/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Christopher Miller, pictured on Sept. 24, became acting defense secretary after President Trump fired Mark Esper. Miller is perceived as more loyal to Trump than Esper. Joshua Roberts/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Former National Security Officials Worry What Trump Could Do In Iran And Afghanistan

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Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez speaks in February in Charlotte, N.C. Democrats are arguing over the future of the party after it lost some seats in the House of Representatives. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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DNC Chair Tom Perez On Democrats' Georgia Runoff Strategy And Defeating Trumpism

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Nebraska's longest serving state Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha addresses supporters on the stairs of the Capitol in Lincoln, Neb., on Aug. 13. Chambers helped keep Nebraska's electoral votes split. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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How State Sen. Ernie Chambers Helped Keep Nebraska's Electoral College Votes Split

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Police stand guard outside of a rally with Vice President Pence on Oct. 13 in Waukesha, Wis. The state is experiencing a surge of COVID-19 cases, threatening to overwhelm rural hospitals. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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A man holds up an Indian flag during a rally with President Trump and Prime Minister Modi in Houston in September 2019. Trump and Modi have spoken of their friendship, but most Indian Americans say U.S.-India ties are low on their political priorities. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Despite Trump-Modi Friendship, Survey Says Indian Americans Back Biden

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Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, is pictured on Sept. 9 on Capitol Hill. Collins says a vaccine would not be approved for emergency use before late November at the earliest. Greg Nash/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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NIH Director 'Guardedly Optimistic' About COVID-19 Vaccine Approval By End Of 2020

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Sen. Ted Cruz, pictured on Capitol Hill on Sept. 24, tells NPR that Judge Amy Coney Barrett should not recuse herself from any Supreme Court decision on the election should she be confirmed. Susan Walsh/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Ted Cruz Says Judge Amy Coney Barrett 'Will Make A Strong Justice'

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Three potential coronavirus vaccines are kept in a tray at Novavax labs in Gaithersburg, Md., in March 2020. The company has moved into phase 3 trials in the U.K. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Novavax Researcher Says No Chance Of A 'Shortcut' In Vaccine Safety

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A former CDC official criticizes the agency over its latest reversal, this time in guidance on how the coronavirus is transmitted. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images hide caption

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After Aerosols Misstep, Former CDC Official Criticizes Agency Over Unclear Messaging

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Dr. Joseph Varon notifies the family of a patient who died inside the coronavirus unit at Houston's United Memorial Medical Center on July 6. Varon tells NPR he's "living on adrenaline." David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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