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Alex Kingsbury
(Alex Kingsbury)

(Alex Kingsbury)

Alex Kingsbury is producer for On Point.

From 2004 until 2011 he worked for U.S. News and World Report on various beats, including higher education, the Iraq War, the intelligence community, and national security.

His cover stories for U.S. News focused on topics including the Iraq War, higher education, trends in E-learning, and World War II history. He traveled to Iraq three times for reporting assignments in 2007 and 2008. Kingsbury has appeared frequently on television and radio, including The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, and the Diane Rehm Show. For several years, he appeared every Sunday afternoon on Washington’s WTOP radio in a regular segment about national security news.

His articles have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post Express, National Geographic Traveler, the Dallas Morning News, and been distributed by the New York Times and Congressional Quarterly. In 2010 and 2011, he also the News Editor for World War II Magazine. He has also written for the Watchdog Project, an initiative of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.

Kingsbury holds a bachelor’s in history from George Washington University and a Master’s in journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. A native of Maine, he now lives and works in Boston, Mass.

ONPOINT
TODAY
Apr 23, 2014
In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, file photo, Chet Kanojia, founder and CEO of Aereo, Inc., shows a tablet displaying his company's technology, in New York. Aereo is one of several startups created to deliver traditional media over the Internet without licensing agreements. (AP)

The Supreme Court looks at Aereo, the little startup that could cut your cable cord and up-end TV as we’ve known it. We look at the battle. Plus: a state ban on affirmative action in college admissions is upheld. We’ll examine the implications.

Apr 23, 2014
Attendees of the 2013 Argentina International Coaching Federation meet for networking and coaching training. (ICF)

The booming business of life coaches. Everybody seems to have one these days. Therapists are feeling the pinch. We look at the life coach craze.

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Apr 22, 2014
This undated handout photo, taken in 2001, provided by the Museum of the Rockies shows a bronze cast of the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known as the Wankel T.rex, in front of the Museum of the Rockies at Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont. (AP)

As a new Tyrannosaurus Rex arrives at the Smithsonian, we’ll look at its home – pre-historic Montana – and the age when dinosaurs ruled the Earth.

 
Apr 22, 2014
Security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in the town of Suwayrah, 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, April 21, 2014. Suicide bombings and other attacks across Iraq killed and wounded dozens on Monday, officials said, the latest in an uptick in violence as the country counts down to crucial parliament elections later this month. (AP)

We look at Iraq now, two years after Americans boots marched out. New elections next week, and the country on the verge of all-out civil war.

On Point Blog
On Point Blog
The Week In Seven Soundbites: April 18, 2014
Friday, Apr 18, 2014

Holy week with an unholy shooter. South Koreans scramble to save hundreds. Putin plays to the crowd in questioning. Seven days gave us seven sounds.

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Our Week In The Web: April 18, 2014
Friday, Apr 18, 2014

Space moon oceans, Gabriel García Márquez and the problems with depressing weeks in the news. Also: important / unnecessary infographics that help explain everyone’s favorite 1980′s power ballad.

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Some Tools And Tricks For College Financial Aid
Thursday, Apr 17, 2014

Some helpful links and tools for navigating FAFSA and other college financial aid tools.

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