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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Joseph Hardebeck, a senior Navy corpsman, is greeted by his daughters Zoey, 9, and Adalie, 7, after receiving the Purple Heart at an award ceremony at Southern California's Camp Pendleton on Thursday. Sandy Huffaker for NPR hide caption

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Surfside, Fla., Mayor Charles Burkett (left) talks with Rachel Spiegel, whose mother is missing in the Champlain Towers South collapse. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Members of the South Florida Urban Search and Rescue team look for possible survivors in the partially collapsed 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building on Saturday. Rescuers found an additional body Saturday. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Search and rescue crews work among the rubble at the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Fla. Rescuers are combating fire, smoke and a complex debris field as they search for survivors. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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Search and rescue workers search for survivors among the Champlain Towers South Condo rubble in Surfside, Fla. The building partially collapsed Thursday, leaving at least four people dead and another 159 missing. Miami Dade Fire Rescue/AP hide caption

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A cone shows the probable path of the storm center. Tropical Depression Claudette is expected to regain strength and become a tropical storm again. Screenshot by NPR/National Hurricane Center hide caption

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Naftali Bennett is Israel's new prime minister. He will serve two years before handing the reigns to political partner Yair Lapid for the remaining two years of the term. The two politicians worked together to unseat Benjamin Netanyahu who served as prime minister for the last 12 years. Menahem Kahana/AP hide caption

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Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has legislation requiring schools to change any name, logo, mascot, song or identifier that is racially discriminatory. Scott Sonner/AP hide caption

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Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and Department of Energy Chief of Staff Tarak Shah help raise the Progress Pride Flag outside the DOE in Washington on Wednesday. The Pentagon decided not to allow the flag to fly on military installations for Pride Month. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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