John Kingston is Platts director of news. He oversees the news operations of Platts numerous editorial areas of coverage, including oil, natural gas, electric power, petrochemicals and metals. Prior to that, he had been Platts' global director of oil, managing the worldwide oil reporting team. He has been with Platts for more than 25 years, and has had stints as managing editor of Platts Oilgram Price Report and editor-in-chief of Platts Oilgram News.
Prior to joining Platts, John worked for American Metal Market and for newspapers in New Jersey and Virginia. He is a graduate of Washington & Lee University.