Meet the Team

Zach Toombs

Director of News

An old soul working in new media, Zach leads Newsy's Washington, D.C. bureau and makes visual stories about policy, data and people. He's launched several projects and series that received industry recognition, including two Edward R. Murrow awards and an Emmy nomination. Among those projects is Newsy's first-of-its-kind interactive fact check, Check 2016. In the field, Zach has reported from Paris, Havana and across the country on the campaign trail. Outside the office, he enjoys traveling, sailing and a fine cardigan. Follow him on Twitter at @zachtoombs.

  Recent Work
Conflicted: Donald Trump's potential conflicts of interest
Newsy / Andrew LawlerPolitics

Conflicted: A Newsy Special Report

Trump Tower in Chicago
Getty Images / Scott OlsonPolitics

Trump Businesses' Foreign Debt Could Be A Conflict Of Interest

Promo image for Newsy's 'Conflicted' special report
Newsy / Andrew LawlerPolitics

Conflicted: A Newsy Special Report

Russian opposition leader Ilya Yashin
Newsy / Matt AnzurPolitics

Russian Opposition Leader Warns Of Global 'Hybrid War'

Syrian family seeking refuge by crossing the Turkish border
Getty Images / Chris McGrathPolitics

Countries With Trump Business Interests Spared From Immigration Ban

Activists hold signs at an anti-pipeline protest at the White House
Newsy / Zach ToombsPolitics

Dakota Access And Keystone XL Pipeline Movements Unite Against Trump

About 500,000 protesters packed the National Mall for the Women's March.
Newsy / Grayson KorhonenPolitics

Here Are Those 'Paid Protesters' Donald Trump Always Talks About

A woman holds up signs at Donald Trump's inauguration.
Newsy / Kevin ClancyPolitics

Donald Trump Is Making America Protest Again

Police guard the Inauguration parade route.
Newsy / Kevin ClancyPolitics

Here's What D.C.'s Inauguration Security Looks Like On The Ground

Donald Trump owes hundreds of millions to Wall Street.
Newsy / Andrew LawlerPolitics

Unless He Divests, Trump Will Owe Wall Street Hundreds Of Millions

Donald Trump at his January press conference
Getty Images / Spencer PlattPolitics

Donald Trump Falsely Says Most Americans Don't Want To See Tax Returns

Donald Trump's conflicts of interest are unprecedented.
Newsy / Andrew LawlerPolitics

Donald Trump's Conflicts Of Interest Are Unprecedented

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Getty Images / Hannah PetersPolitics

Russian Opposition Leader Says US Is No Longer A 'Beacon Of Freedom'

Noor Tagouri
Kate WarrenWorld

The Hijab Is A Form Of Expression, Not Oppression

A teacher stands in front of high school students

Americans Aren't Learning Personal Finance Skills

Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally
Getty Images / NewsyU.S.

Donald Trump Says There's A 'Terrible Crime Wave.' There's Not

Postcard with "What now, America?" on top of American map
Andrew LawlerPolitics

What Now, America?

Facebook has a fake news problem.
Getty Images / Justin SullivanPolitics

Don't Be Fooled By Fake News On Facebook

John F. Kennedy gives a commencement address in June 1963.
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and MuseumPolitics

'What You Can Do For Your Country': JFK's Words In Today's World

President-elect Donald Trump gives his victory speech
Getty ImagesPolitics

What Donald Trump's First 100 Days Could Look Like

Donald Trump won the presidency Tuesday.
Getty ImagesPolitics

Donald Trump Pushes Unity In Victory Speech

Donald Trump at a rally in Michigan in November.
Getty ImagesPolitics

Donald Trump Just Won The Presidency

Newsy's Zach Toombs And Kate Grumke Stand In Front Of The Electoral Map
Newsy / Kevin ClancyPolitics

3 Crucial States (And A Lot More) To Watch On Election Night

Bill Clinton giving thumbs up
Getty Images / Alex WongPolitics

First Gentleman? First Dude? What To Call Bill Clinton If Hillary Wins

A Donald Trump rally and a Hillary Clinton rally.
Getty ImagesPolitics

Social Media Deepens The Political Divide. Unfriending Makes It Worse

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Getty ImagesPolitics

A Veteran Spy Claims Russia Has Been Aiding Trump For Years

FBI Director James Comey at a Congressional hearing.
Getty ImagesPolitics

FBI Reviews New Evidence In Clinton Email Investigation

A California beach
Newsy / Kevin ClancyPolitics

State Politics Could Affect You More Than Clinton Or Trump

Jose Barbosa gets out the vote in Arizona.
Newsy / Kevin ClancyU.S.

Undocumented Immigrants Are Getting Out The Vote In Arizona

A cross by the side of the road
Newsy / Kevin ClancyPolitics

Fewer Migrants Are Crossing The US Border. So Why Are More Dying?