James Doubek James Doubek is an editor and reporter for NPR's general assignment News Hub.
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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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The International Space Station is pictured from the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour on Nov. 8, 2021. On Monday, the ISS had to fire its thrusters to avoid space junk. NASA Johnson Space Center via Flickr Creative Commons hide caption

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A view of Jupiter's Great Red Spot and turbulent southern hemisphere was captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft in 2019. NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill hide caption

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A member of Black September appears on the balcony of the apartment where gunmen held members of the Israeli Olympic team hostage on Sept. 5, 1972. It was the first time a terrorist attack had been broadcast live to a global audience. Kurt Strumpf/AP hide caption

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President Biden walks down the steps of Air Force One at Dover Air Force Base, Del., Thursday, June 2, 2022, as he heads to Rehoboth Beach, Del., for the weekend. A small plane flew near the Bidens' beach house. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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The names of the victims and messages of healing written in chalk at a makeshift memorial outside of the Tops supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., on Sunday, one day after a gunman killed 10 people and injured 3 others. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Abortion-rights supporters protest in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday. California is one of the states that is expanding abortion access to prepare for the possibility of the Supreme Court striking down Roe v. Wade. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Deputy National Security Adviser for Cyber and Emerging Technology Anne Neuberger warned companies that the Russian government could be preparing to launch cyberattacks. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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