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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Nick Fuentes (center) greets supporters before speaking at a pro-Trump march on Nov. 14, 2020, in Washington. Fuentes, who has been labeled a white supremacist and antisemite by the Anti-Defamation League, sat down for dinner with former President Trump and Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, last week. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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President Joe Biden speaking about student loan debt relief at Delaware State University, Oct. 21, 2022, in Dover, Del. The Biden administration said it is extending the student loan repayment pause again. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Chef Robert Irvine and Lance Cpl. Oscar Aguilar, with food services, 2nd Landing Support Battalion, prepare mashed potatoes for Friendsgiving dinner aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., on Nov. 21, 2022. Staff Sgt. Mark Morrow/Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point hide caption

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Former DOJ Prosecutor Jack Smith at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers court in The Hague, Netherlands, Nov. 9, 2020. Attorney General Merrick Garland named Smith a special counsel on Friday to oversee two investigations involving Donald Trump. Jerry Lampen/AP hide caption

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The Waldof Astoria, the former Trump International Hotel at the Old Post Office Building, on Aug. 18, 2022 in Washington, D.C. Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Imag hide caption

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Incumbent Sen. Maggie Hassan in Newfields, N.H., in September. The Democrat defeated Republican challenger Don Buldoc, who ran on combating inflation and, during the primaries, supported Trump's unfounded claim that that the 2020 presidential election was stolen. Scott Eisen/Getty Images hide caption

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Ranking member Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on July 14, in Washington, DC. Jordan and House Judiciary Republicans plan to investigate the FBI and Justice Department--if conservatives retake the house--for political bias. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images hide caption

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