Meet the Team

Zach Cusson


Zach Cusson is a videographer/editor with the investigative unit in D.C. Prior to joining Newsy, Zach was a creative director for a D.C. based production agency where he constantly pitched his clients on documentary projects. He received his bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from Emerson College and has had a camera in his hands ever since. Through his work, Zach hopes to help people understand and empathize with as many facets of the human experience as possible.

  Recent Work
Navajo Nation members on a porch
Associated PressSci/Health

Native American Tribes Still Waiting On Help From CARES Act

A cook in the kitchen of Founding Farmers restaurant
Zach Cusson / NewsySci/Health

When Is A Group Too Big To Dine Out Together? The CDC Won't Say

Medical providers are seen wearing protective gowns.

Newsy Investigation: Health Care Workers Need More Medical Gowns

Nursery worker wearing mask
Madeline CarlSci/Health

Back To Work: Workers' Comp, Unemployment And Safety

A testing laboratory in Sterling, Virginia.
Zach Cusson / NewsyPolitics

Newsy Analysis: Virus Testing Rates Vary By State

Paid leave policy sign in Smithfield plant
Smithfield EmployeeSci/Health

Smithfield Makes Changes At Tar Heel Plant As COVID-19 Cases Rise

A worker at the Aperiomics lab in Sterling, Va.
Zach Cusson / NewsySci/Health

Newsy Investigation: Frustrated Labs Explain Untapped Testing Capacity

Tianna Edwards
Zachary CussonSci/Health

Some Business Owners Excluded From PPP Due To Criminal History

Smithfield Foods Headquarters in Virginia

Newsy Exclusive: Smithfield Workers React To Order Keeping Plants Open


Why Most Airlines Aren't Requiring Masks For Passengers... Yet

Package of Smithfield Bacon
Zach CussonSci/Health

Dozens Of New COVID-19 Cases Tied To NC Smithfield Pork Plant

Port Hueneme Beach in Ventura County, California

Beach Access Becomes A Hot Issue

A Metrobus driver in Washington, D.C.
Zach Cusson / NewsySci/Health

Transit Workers Account For Dozens Of COVID-19 Deaths

Woman wears a scarf as a mask
Zach Cusson / NewsySci/Health

The Science Behind The Best Homemade Masks

A Miami area grocery store
Stephanie Liebergen / NewsySci/Health

Grocery Store Chains Still Need Masks For Workers

Insurance company logos
Graphic by Zach CussonSci/Health

State Farm, Progressive Join List Of Auto Insurers Issuing Refunds

An employee cleans the cabin of a Southwest Airlines jet
Credit: Southwest AirlinesSci/Health

With No FAA Coronavirus Rules, Airlines Are Largely Winging It

Person puts gas in their car
Jeff Wick / NewsySci/Health

With Cars Parked, Gas Prices Tumble. But For How Long?

People are parking their cars and driving less during the pandemic.
Zach Cusson / NewsySci/Health

Advocates Worry Insurance Providers Could Profit From COVID-19

A Planned Parenthood sign
Zach CussonSci/Health

Ohio, Alabama Judges Order Abortions Can Continue During Pandemic

An ultrasound machine and exam table
Zach CussonSci/Health

Some Abortions Paused Under States' Coronavirus Measures

Metro Supermarket in Washington, D.C.
Patrick Terpstra / NewsySci/Health

How To Pick Up Groceries Without Picking Up A Bunch Of Germs

Person wearing face mask
Megan Smith / NewsySci/Health

What 6 Experts Told Us It Would Take To Tame Coronavirus

A public service ad at Metro Center stop in Washington, D.C.
Patrick Terpstra / NewsySci/Health

Ridership Plummets On Nation's Transit Systems

People view cherry blossoms while wearing masks
Zach Cusson / NewsySci/Health

D.C.'s Famed Cherry Blossoms Draw Smaller Crowd Amid Pandemic

Dental chair and instruments
Carrie Cochran / NewsySci/Health

Open Wide (Trailer)

Open Wide title card
Newsy illustrationSci/Health

Open Wide: Dentists Pressured To Drill Healthy Teeth, Ex-employees Say

Person uses hand sanitizer

Experts: Slow Coronavirus' Spread Now To Prevent Superbug Later

Gabriela Lopez Rosario, 11-year-old student
Newsy / Nicholas McMillanU.S.

Dismissed: Stuck Money And Puerto Rico Schools

Life coach and astrologer
Newsy / Zach CussonU.S.

Dream Jobs: Astrologer / Life Coach