This was an Ampex Professional Reel-to-Reel, Mono of course, that my father sold in the early sixties (to a radio station) to purchase a Crown 800 and a couple of Revox’s stereo reels and rack mount them in what we called the “Hi-Fi Room”.

Born: 12/26/1957, Jersey City, N.J.

Raised: Paterson and Deal, N.J.

Breaking News Editor/Digital Content Producer | KSNT-TV-Topeka, Ks. 2018-2019
• Supervised and covered breaking news stories and produced daily web and social media content.
Video News Editor/Assignment Editor| KMBC -TV, Kansas City, Mo. 2017-2018
• Edited video with Adobe Premiere Pro for all nightly newscasts and covered assignment desk.
 TV field production
At the 2012 All-Star Game | Note from ABC News President | Memorabilia from 5 weeks of work in Florida for ABC News.

Produced segments for major U.S. networks, including ABC, CBS, NBC, Discovery Channel, E!, Food Network, RTL and Pro Sieben German Television. Most recently, shooting and editing for a regional television show called “That’s My Farm.”

More clips at http://www.wbworks.com/reel.html, or Jim Doblin’s YouTube Channel 2006-2012.

Web Hosting, Publishing, and Design WBWORKS, Topeka KS (wbworks.com) Most of the new sites are WordPress generated.

Morning Radio News Anchor WIBW-AM, Topeka KS -2007 Kansas Association of Broadcasters: Best Newscast and Best Series/Feature -2008 KAB Best Series/Feature: “Patient Safety: A Deadly Decision.” Samples at http://www.wbworks.com/radio 2004.

Media Coordinator AAA Kansas Public relations spokesman, corporate newsletter publisher Organized AAA Auto Skills KS/MO Competition 2002-2003 Corporate Video

Producer DHTV Productions, Overland Park, KS  (dhtvproductions.com.) Producer, writer, and voice talent for corporate videos and a weekly business program

Circa 1987 @ WIBW TV

1986-1996 Executive Producer/Assistant News Director WIBW-TV, Topeka, KS Produced newscasts, series reporting, and weekly Crime Stoppers report. Oversaw the operation of the UNIX computer system serving all news, radio, and networks Managed daily web site Coordinated election result gathering for local and state elections and special reports. I broke ground in 1988 by putting real-time election results from our television broadcast on the internet. We were the test case for the firm that supplied our newsroom computer software. Here’s what those first results looked like.  This was during the age of Netscape 2 and HTML tables.


Challenger Disaster Badge-1986

1985-1986 Reporter/Anchor KTRH Radio, Houston, TX  1982-1985

1982-1985 Reporter/Anchor/ND WIBW Radio, Topeka, KS.

circa 1983

Doug Cummings(L) & Jim Doblin: The 580 Morning Watch Team






University of Missouri-Columbia,  B.A., Journalism,  1980

Crime Stoppers of Greater Topeka Board of Directors(1997-2012)

Salvation Army of Topeka Advisory Board Member (2009-present)

Washburn University Marathon Running Club-Member, 2013

OKC Memorial Marathon
“Are we finished here?”
OKC Memorial Marathon(1/2), May,2011

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