Meet the Team

Zach Toombs

Director of Strategic Programming

Zach develops new projects and video formats for Newsy and leads its Politics vertical. With documentaries and shows built for the web, he helps find new ways to tell the news. Outside the newsroom, Zach loves to travel, especially to Spain, the United Kingdom and China. He also writes and blogs about global military spending and Chinese censorship. You can find him on Twitter at @zachtoombs.

  Recent Work
Bernie Sanders in New HampshireWATCHLIST
Bernie 2016Politics

How Bernie Sanders Connects With The Financial Crash Generation

Hillary Clinton and Bernie SandersWATCHLIST
Getty Images / Justin SullivanPolitics

Clinton To Sanders: End Your 'Artful Smear'

Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks in Exeter, New Hampshire.WATCHLIST
Getty Images / Darren McCollesterPolitics

The Mystery Of Ted Cruz's 2 Timepieces

Guns recovered in IllinoisWATCHLIST
 Politics

How States With Weak Gun Laws Push Firearms To Neighbors

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) reacts to U.S. President Barack Obama's announcement about revising policies on U.S.-Cuba relationsWATCHLIST
Getty Images / T.J. KirkpatrickU.S.

How Team Rubio Turned A Loss Into A Win

Bernie Sanders ice creamWATCHLIST
Getty Images / Scott OlsonPolitics

Bernie Sanders Gets His Own Ice Cream Flavor

Donald Trump and Sarah PalinWATCHLIST
Getty Images / Andrew BurtonPolitics

Sarah Palin Endorses Donald Trump, And It's Doing Her A Lot Of Good

The U.K. Parliament buildingWATCHLIST
Getty Images / Dan KitwoodPolitics

The UK Parliament Had A Lot To Say About Banning Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders at the Democratic debateWATCHLIST
Getty Images / Andrew BurtonPolitics

Clinton Says Sanders Would 'Tear Up' Obama's Progress

US prison population rateWATCHLIST
 Politics

Bernie Sanders Says US Imprisons More People Than China. Is He Right?

Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz on the debate stageWATCHLIST
Getty Images / Scott OlsonPolitics

Why This Debate's Rubio-Cruz Moment Mattered

Ben Carson at the Republican debateWATCHLIST
Getty Images / Scott OlsonPolitics

Ben Carson Takes On The Comments Section

Ted Cruz has a point on jobs stats.WATCHLIST
Getty Images / Andrew BurtonPolitics

Here's Where Ted Cruz Had A Point On Obama's Jobs Record

President Obama at the 2016 State of the UnionWATCHLIST
Getty Images / Evan VucciPolitics

Obama Calls Out Anti-Muslim Politics At State Of The Union

The share of U.S. income going to the top 1%WATCHLIST
 Politics

Facts Back Up The President's Claims On Economic Inequality

President Obama at the 2016 State of the UnionWATCHLIST
Getty Images / Evan VucciPolitics

Why It's Easy To Misread America's Gun Death Data

Long-term unemploymentWATCHLIST
 Politics

The 1 Big Jobs Statistic Obama Didn't Mention

President Obama at the 2015 State of the UnionWATCHLIST
Getty Images / Mandel NganPolitics

Fighting National Pessimism Is An Uphill Battle For Obama

GoPro footage released by Mexican authorities shows the raid on Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's compound that led to his recapture.WATCHLIST
Government of MexicoWorld

Here's Video Of The Explosive Raid That Led To El Chapo's Capture

Jeb Bush and Donald TrumpWATCHLIST
 Politics

Why Some Campaigns Don't Need Big Money

Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush debate illegal immigration in 1980WATCHLIST
C-SPANPolitics

Reagan And Bush Sure Sound Different On Immigration Than Today's Field

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 U.S.

America's Gun Violence Problem In 2015 — In Charts

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Las Vegas Metropolitan Police DepartmentU.S.

Suspect In Las Vegas Crash Charged With Murder

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Getty Images / Ethan MillerU.S.

Suspect Drives Into Crowd Of Pedestrians On Las Vegas Strip

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Getty Images / Andrew BurtonPolitics

Clinton: Trump Is ISIS' Best Recruiter

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Getty Images / Andrew BurtonPolitics

O'Malley Hit Sanders On His Gun Control Record. Was He Right?

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Getty Images / Andrew BurtonPolitics

Sanders Apologizes For Clinton Data Breach

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Getty Images / Justin SullivanPolitics

Fiorina Falsely Says Generals Were Ousted For Disagreeing With Obama

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Getty Images / Ralph OrlowskiU.S.

How 'Weak' Is The US Military?

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Getty Images / Chip SomodevillaPolitics

How Not To Win The Youth Vote, With Mike Huckabee