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
Donald Trump talked a lot about topics he probably shouldn't have.WATCHLIST
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Hillary Clinton Baited Donald Trump — And He Took The Bait

Donald Trump at the first presidential debate.WATCHLIST
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Donald Trump Did Support The Iraq War, Despite His Denials

Donald Trump during the first presidential debateWATCHLIST
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Trump Says There's A Surge In Violence. Here Are The Numbers.

Donald Trump speaks while on the campaign trail.WATCHLIST
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Donald Trump Used Charity Donations To Settle Lawsuits

Barack Obama and Donald TrumpWATCHLIST
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Trump Spread Birther Rumors. Clinton Didn't. This Video Shows It.

Celebrity physician Dr. Oz speaks with Donald Trump.WATCHLIST
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Donald Trump Opened Up About His Medical Records ... Sort Of

Visitors to California during marijuana harvest season try to hitch a ride.WATCHLIST
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Human Trafficking Is Booming In California's Shadowy Weed Industry

Donald Trump supporters hold up signs at a campaign event. His supporters worry more about terror than other Americans.WATCHLIST
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We're Seeing Less Violence, So Why Is America More Afraid?

Anti-pipeline "water protectors" gather outside a D.C. district court hearingWATCHLIST
Newsy / Jake GodinU.S.

Department Of Justice Steps In To Stop Construction On Pipeline

Supporters of Donald Trump at a rallyWATCHLIST
Newsy / Kevin ClancyPolitics

Trump Supporters Tell Us Why They're Worried About A Rigged Election

Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton.WATCHLIST
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This Man Could Shed Light On The Clinton Foundation — But He Hasn't

Donald Trump's alt-right and Europe's far-right nationalism have a lot in common.WATCHLIST
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Trump's Alt-Right, Europe's Far-Right Nationalism Have A Lot In Common

Trump does "thumbs down" during a speechWATCHLIST
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Donald Trump Is Majorly Struggling With Catholic Voters

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during an event.WATCHLIST
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Why Silicon Valley Is Taking A Rare Stand Against Donald Trump

Pentagon and Department of Defense sealsWATCHLIST
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US Army Falsely Adjusted Its Spending By Trillions Of Dollars

Map of the United StatesWATCHLIST
U.S. Geological SurveyPolitics

An Honest Conversation About National Polls And Predicting Elections

Donald Trump says "Second Amendment people" could do something about Hillary Clinton and her Supreme Court judges.WATCHLIST
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Trump Says 'Second Amendment People' Could Do Something About Clinton

Newsy's Zach Toombs explains that much of Trump's campaign money goes to his own businesses.WATCHLIST
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The Facts (And Fiction) About Donald Trump's Campaign Finances

Newsy's Zach Toombs talks about the Clinton Foundation.WATCHLIST
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Fact-Checking The Wildest Things Said About The Clinton Foundation

A Democratic National Convention sign hangs from a pole in Philadelphia with Liberty Place in the backgroundWATCHLIST
Newsy / Kevin ClancyPolitics

Corporations Brought Lobbyists And Lawmakers Together At Conventions

Donald Trump and George W. Bush responded very differently to criticism.WATCHLIST
ABC / C-SpanPolitics

How George W. Bush Responded To Criticism From A Gold Star Parent

Khizr Khan speaks about his son, U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, at the Democratic convention.WATCHLIST
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Father Of Slain Muslim US Soldier Has A Question For Donald Trump

President Obama gave a farewell to his supporters.WATCHLIST
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Obama Tears Up During A Presidential Farewell At The DNC

Gabby Giffords gave a brief and emotion speech at the DNC.WATCHLIST
Getty Images / Alex WongPolitics

Gabby Giffords: Come January, I Want To Say 'Madame President'

Bernie Sanders supporters defied their own candidate's wishes Monday.WATCHLIST
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Sanders Supporters Are Booing Everyone (Including Sanders) At The DNC

The Republican National Convention is over.WATCHLIST
Newsy / Connor HickoxPolitics

What Was Different About This Year's Republican National Convention?

Bryan Hambley, organizer for Stand Together Against Trump.WATCHLIST
Newsy / Kevin ClancyPolitics

Where Are All The RNC Trump Protesters? We Asked An Organizer

Donald Trump tried to upstage Ted Cruz.WATCHLIST
Newsy / Connor HickoxPolitics

Ted Cruz's Trump Snub: On Twitter Vs. On The Convention Floor

People formed a "unity circle" in Cleveland's Public Square.WATCHLIST
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Cleveland Police Chief Forms Unity Circle After RNC Protests

There have been no anti-Trump last stands and little protest drama.WATCHLIST
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Was Republican Convention Drama Overhyped?