Dustin Jones Dustin Jones is a reporter for NPR's digital news desk.
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Dustin Jones

Dustin Jones

Reporter, Digital News

Dustin Jones is a reporter for NPR's digital news desk. He mainly covers breaking news, but enjoys working on long-form narrative pieces.

Jones got his start at NPR in September 2020 as the organization's first intern through a partnership with Military Veterans in Journalism. He interned as a producer for All Things Considered on the weekends, and then as a reporter for the Newsdesk.

He kickstarted his journalism career as a local reporter in Southwest Montana, just outside of Yellowstone National Park. From there he went on to study at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism where he focused on documentary production and book publication.

Jones served four years in the Marine Corps with tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. The New Hampshire native has lived all over the country, but currently resides in Southern California.

When Jones isn't writing for NPR, he is reporting for his local newspaper and freelancing as a video producer for the Military Times. Outside of work, he enjoys surfing, snowboarding and tearing up the dancefloor, sometimes all in the same day.

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Former Saturday Night Live star Norm Macdonald recorded a standup comedy special in his living room before he died in the fall of 2021. The special, which is set to be released on Netflix this month, was something he wanted to leave for his fans if he were to die unexpectedly. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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Sonny Leon and Rich Strike won the 148th Kentucky Derby last weekend. Instead of racing at the Preakness Stakes, the second stop of the Triple Crown series, the horse will get some much needed rest before the third race at the Belmont Stakes in New York. Carmen Mandato/Getty Images hide caption

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Maison Des Champs climbed Salesforce Tower in San Francisco last Tuesday morning. He is climbing buildings across the country to raise money for groups that work to convince women to not have abortions. Bobby Elias hide caption

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Kami Rita Sherpa climbed Mount Everest for the 26th time Saturday, setting a new world record for most times summitting the world's tallest peak. Lapka Sherpa /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Abortion rights activists attend a rally in front of the Supreme Court building on Thursday. Abortion-rights funds and health clinics that perform abortions across the country have seen an outpouring of support since the Supreme Court's draft decision was leaked Monday. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a total of 60 cases in which the J&J, Janssen vaccine resulted in rare and potentially life-threatening blood clots. Raul Arboleda/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Paul Rusesabagina, pictured in 2012, was sentenced to 25 years in prison on terrorism charges last September in Rwanda. His family is suing Rwanda for $400 million for kidnapping, torture and unlawful imprisonment. Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images hide caption

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Willy Cancel in a photo from his Facebook profile. When a military contracting company was searching for individuals willing travel to Ukraine, he stepped up to take on the fight. Facebook/Willy Cancel hide caption

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Pope Francis caresses a child in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Friday, April 8, 2022. Italy's Constitutional Court ruled that children should receive both parents' surnames at birth, not just the father's. Alessandra Tarantino/AP hide caption

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