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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.

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TODAY
Jul 30, 2015
Shereef Bishay, co-founder of Dev Bootcamp, center, talks with student Ryan Guerrettaz during a class at Dev Bootcamp in San Francisco, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. Dev Bootcamp is one of a new breed of computer-programming schools that’s proliferating in San Francisco and other U.S. tech hubs. These “hacker boot camps” promise to teach students how to write code in two or three months and help them get hired as web developers, with starting salaries between $80,000 and $100,000, often within days or weeks of graduation. (AP)

From barista to tech wiz. Computer coding boot camps are hot. Vaulting their graduates in just months into high-paying jobs. We’ll look at the surge.

Jul 30, 2015
Conan O'Brien speaks at the 43rd AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Tribute Gala at the Dolby Theatre on Thursday, June 4, 2015, in Los Angeles.  (AP)

Who owns jokes? Seriously. In the age of social media, the lines are murky.

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Jul 29, 2015
The transit area at Terminal 3 in Singapore's Changi Airport, ranked as the world's best airport by SkyTrax, a UK-based travel consultancy. (WikiCommons / Jay8g)

New York City’s LaGuardia Airport to be torn down and rebuilt. We’ll consider what makes a great airport now, and how the US stacks up to the global competition.

 
Jul 29, 2015
Federal investigators respond to the scene of a shooting at the Grand Theatre on Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Lafayette, La. (AP)

Guns, background checks, and mass shootings. A new outcry over the system that decide who gets a gun and who doesn’t.

On Point Blog
On Point Blog
Q & A: Scott Walker On The Iran Deal, Huckabee Comments
Monday, Jul 27, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker explains his opposition to the Iran Deal, his record of statewide electoral victory and why he feels he’s set to win the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination.

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Q & A: Carly Fiorina On Trump, Sexism, And Being Cut From The GOP Debate
Monday, Jul 27, 2015

Republican Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of computer giant Hewlett-Packard, joined guest host John Harwood to talk Donald Trump, the upcoming Republican candidate debate and sexism in modern life.

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Our Week In The News: July 24, 2015
Friday, Jul 24, 2015

You all really, really love to listen to our week in the news segments (that’s great) and we wonder why. Plus: Alex Trebek can’t really sing, in case you were wondering.

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