Hugh G. Aynesworth (born August 2, 1931 in Clarksburg, West Virginia) is an American journalist who witnessed the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dealey Plaza, the capture and arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald at the Texas Theater, and the shooting of Oswald by Jack Ruby in the basement of the Dallas Police Headquarters.[1]

On November 22, 1963, Aynesworth was the lead reporter for the Dallas Morning News.[2] He was also the first print reporter to interview Lee Harvey Oswald's widow, Marina Oswald and the first reporter to arrive at the scene of J.D. Tippit's murder in Oak Cliff in Dallas.[citation needed] He later became a true-crime author, co-writing the books The Only Living Witness and Conversations with a Killer about serial killer Ted Bundy. He later was a staff correspondent for Newsweek magazine and then a reporter for The Washington Times.

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  1. Broyles, William (March 1976). "The Man Who Saw Too Much". Texas Monthly (Austin, Texas: Mediatex Communications Corporation) 4 (3): 86-89, 114-122. ISSN 0148-7736. http://books.google.com/books?id=HywEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=PA86#v=onepage&q&f=false. Retrieved June 9, 2012. 
  2. Bugliosi, Vincent (2007). Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. p. 1218. ISBN 0-393-04525-0. http://books.google.com/books?id=7jrKTKDhvfkC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false. Retrieved June 9, 2012. 

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