Meet the Team

Patrick Terpstra

National Investigative Reporter

Patrick Terpstra leads video-rich investigations that expose things not working the way they should. His stories hold governments accountable, from small town councils to Congress. His pieces on Newsy combine data, records and the experiences of people all across the country to identify broken systems and potential solutions. Before joining Newsy, Patrick was second in command at the Cox Media Group Washington News Bureau, filing nightly reports from Capitol Hill for television and radio stations and coordinating daily coverage for the bureau. Before moving back to his native Washington, Patrick reported from the General Assembly in Virginia and cities in southeastern Virginia for WVEC-TV. He also covered NASA space shuttle launches and alligator captures as a reporter stationed in Brevard County, Florida. When not chasing down stories, Patrick likes to plan his next travel adventure, find new trails to run or work in the yard with indie rock in the earbuds.

  Recent Work
"We're not going to impeach people because we've got disagreements," said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina.
Megan Smith / NEWSYPolitics

What The Senate Impeachment Trial Will Look Like

Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Florida, speaks outside a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee.
Jeff Wick / NEWSYPolitics

Judiciary Committee Turns Focus To Articles Of Impeachment

People use e-scooters in a street
Nicholas McMillan / NewsyU.S.

National Scooter Safety Standards Are In The Works

Mitch Albom and Chika Jeune
Courtesy of Mitch AlbomU.S.

The Little Girl Who Taught Author Mitch Albom 'A Million Lessons'

Fiona Hill
Getty images 

Diplomat, Trump's Ex-Russia Adviser To Testify In Impeachment Inquiry


Senate Able To Avoid Impeachment Spectacle ... For Now

The House of Representatives

What The House Impeachment Resolution Actually Does

A burned foundation
Zach Cusson / NewsyU.S.

2019 Sees Fewer Wildfires, But They're Hitting Populated Areas

Detention cell
Drew Snadecki / ScrippsPolitics

ICE Getting A Colder Shoulder This Year From Cities, Counties

courtesy of CAL FIREU.S.

Parts Of California Still Can't Get Wildfire Alerts

Graphic by Nicholas McMillan/Newsy 

Juul's Lobbyists Now Include A Former U.S. Senator

Person riding scooter in a street

Off Balance: The Scooter Craze Is Too Fast For Safety Rules

President Trump speaks to a crowd gathered at the Lincoln Memorial, July 4, 2019.
The White HousePolitics

Letter Details Park Service Spending On Trump July 4th Event

Zach Cusson/NewsyU.S.

Park Service To Pay Extra For July 4th In DC Despite Unfunded Projects

Wildfire rages
Tennessee Division of ForestryU.S.

Interactive: What It's Like To Be Trapped In A Megafire

Wildfire rages
Tennessee Division of ForestryU.S.

Newsy Investigation Finds Wildfire Emergency Alerts Lacking

Fire Trap: The Failure To Alert During Deadly Wildfires
Title design by Steve Sanning and Katie BrayU.S.

Fire Trap: The Failure To Alert During Deadly Wildfires (Trailer)

John Urschel writes on a chalkboard
Penguin Random HouseSports

Former NFL Player Explains Why He Traded The Field For The Classroom

Tractor in field
Mai Nolasco-Carranza/NewsyPolitics

Half A Million Farms Have Received Federal Aid Amid China Trade War

An interpreter speaks with Kurdish villagers during a tri-partite humanitarian mission involving US, Iraqi and Kurdish forces

Steep Drop In Visas For Afghans, Iraqis Who Helped U.S. Forces

Health professionals wearing scrubs and caps
University of MichiganSci/Health

Rate Of Violence Against Nurses Climbs Again

Woman checks phone in congressional hallway.
Newsy / Zach CussonPolitics

#MeToo Effort In Congress Not Over Despite Changes

A nurse undergoes physical therapy for an on-the-job injury.

Violence Against Nurses Is Up While OSHA Enforcement Is Down

Medical student Rahael Gupta turned her depression into a movement.
Newsy / Carrie CochranSci/Health

This Medical Student Turned Her Depression Into A Movement

A group of medical professionals work at the University of Michigan.
Michigan Medicine/University of MichiganSci/Health

Unspoken: Doctor Depression And Suicide