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Zach Toombs

Supervising Producer, Documentaries

Zach leads Newsy's Documentaries unit and serves as a reporter and producer in the field. Previously at Newsy, he's reported on three continents, two presidential elections and a wide variety of policy issues. Follow him on Twitter at @zachtoombs.

  Recent Work
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Newsy / Getty ImagesPolitics

Could US Post Offices Become Banks? Here's How The Plan Would Work

YECA member Shannon Farmer joins the Climate March in Washington, D.C.
Newsy / Kevin ClancySci/Health

Young Evangelicals Are Pushing For Climate Action

A worshipper raises his hand during a Sunday morning service at Expectation Church in Virginia.
Newsy / Kevin ClancyU.S.

Debriefing 'Revolt': Media Shouldn't Ignore Religion

The Young Evangelicals for Climate Action march on Washington, D.C.
Newsy / Kevin ClancySci/Health

Revolt: The Kingdom And The Power

A solar farm in San Antonio, Texas
Newsy / Kevin ClancySci/Health

Debriefing 'Revolt': Will Utility Companies Join Clean Energy Push?

A worker installs solar panels on a rooftop in San Antonio, Texas
Newsy / Kevin ClancySci/Health

Revolt: Bigger In Texas

Henry Red Cloud is the founder of the Red Cloud Renewable Center.
Newsy / Kevin ClancySci/Health

Henry Red Cloud Brings Solar Energy To Tribal Lands

Jennifer Irving shows off Thunder Valley's regenerative community
Newsy / Kevin ClancySci/Health

Debriefing 'Revolt': Why Native American Tribes Need Capital

Ted Eagle Jr. dances at a July 4 powwow on the Cheyenne River Reservation
Newsy / Kevin ClancySci/Health

Revolt: A Tale Of Two Tribes

Al Gore attends a press conference for "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power."
Getty Images / Matthias NareyekSci/Health

Al Gore Has A Lot To Say About Rural America And Climate Change

Coalfield Development is training coal miners to install solar panels.
Newsy / Kevin ClancySci/Health

This West Virginia Company Trains Coal Miners To Install Solar Panels

Retired miner Chuck Nelson, reporter Zach Toombs and mountaintop removal opponent Junior Walk overlook a coal waste site.
Newsy / Kevin ClancySci/Health

Debriefing 'Revolt': How We Filmed Mountaintop Removal

Reporter Zach Toombs and retired coal miner Chuck Nelson overlook a mountaintop removal site.
Newsy / Kevin ClancySci/Health

Revolt: Coal River Mountain

Reporter Zach Toombs climbs onto the head of a wind turbine over rural Iowa
Newsy / Kevin ClancySci/Health

Wind Turbine Technician Is The Fastest-Growing Job In America

Reporter Zach Toombs talks to Iowa corn farmer Denny Friest
Newsy / Kevin ClancySci/Health

Debriefing 'Revolt': Why Iowa Loves Wind Energy

Wind turbines turn above cornfields in rural Iowa
Newsy / Kevin ClancySci/Health

Revolt: Blue-Collar Wind

Volunteer rescue worker Mike Level and reporter Zach Toombs search for residents trapped by floodwaters.
Newsy / Kevin ClancySci/Health

Revolt: When It Rains

A coal-fired power plant in West Virginia
Newsy / Kevin ClancySci/Health

Most Of The World's Carbon Emissions Come From Just 100 Companies

Ranchers Joe and Brian Gader look over their drought-stricken sorghum field in North Dakota.
Newsy / Kevin ClancySci/Health

Debriefing 'Revolt: When It Rains'

Wind turbines in Iowa
Newsy / Kevin ClancyPolitics

Revolt: Energy Revolution In The Heartland (Trailer)

People run from gunfire at a country music concert in Las Vegas, Nevada on Monday.
Getty Images / David BeckerU.S.

Mass Shootings Far More Common In US Than Anywhere Else In The World

Bernie Sanders at a campaign rally
Getty Images / Win McNameePolitics

Bernie Sanders' 'Medicare For All' Health Care Plan, Explained

People walk through flooded streets in Naples, FL after Hurricane Irma hit.
Getty Images / Spencer PlattSci/Health

How Can Cities Protect Against Hurricanes?

A civilian rescue boat carries two senior citizens to dry land in Houston on Tuesday.
Newsy / Kevin ClancyU.S.

Houston Turns To 'Cajun Navy' And Civilian Fleets To Help With Rescues

Members of various white supremacist groups march in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Getty Images / Chip SomodevillaPolitics

Homegrown Terror Is More Common Than Islamic Terror In The US

Young climate activists gather outside the White House
Getty Images / Mark WilsonPolitics

Al Gore Has A Message For The Next Generation's Climate Action

A needle used to inject heroin sits in a street outside a clinic
WCPO / Emily MaxwellPolitics

Moving The Needle: Saving Lives In The Heroin Crisis

Former Vice President Al Gore
Newsy / Kohl ThrelkeldPolitics

Al Gore Talks Climate Change And Middle America (Full Interview)

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher in his office
Newsy / Jake GodinPolitics

Putin-Friendly Congressman: FBI Alert Of Russian Spies Was 'Insulting'

Derrick Crowe is a first-time candidate for Congress.
Derrick Crowe for CongressPolitics

A 'Science Nerd' Takes On Congress' Top Climate Change Doubter