Alex Kingsbury is a senior associate producer for Radio Boston.
From 2011-2012, he was a senior associate producer at On Point .
Before jumping into radio, he worked as a writer for U.S. News and World Report from 2004 until 2011, 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 Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post Express, National Geographic Traveler and the Dallas Morning News and have been distributed by the New York Times and Congressional Quarterly. In 2010 and 2011, he was 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.
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