Zach Cusson

Zach Cusson

Zach Cusson

Investigative Photographer

Zach Cusson is an Emmy-nominated visual journalist with the Scripps News Investigative Team. In his five years with the team, he's covered a variety of subjects including police misconduct, abortion access, and drug policy. Through his work, Zach hopes to instill a sense of empathy and a better understanding of the human experience in his audience. When he finally puts down the camera, you can likely find him in the climbing gym, getting caught up on anime, or walking his dog.

Recent Work
Michael Ketterer lowers himself into an empty water storage tank to collect dust samples from the bottom of it.

Chemist digs for clues related to New Mexico atomic bomb

The struggle to locate migrant children missing from US homes

EBT cards from different states

Scripps News survey finds $70M stolen from food assistance program

Erosion damage on the bridge

Thousands of bridges left behind in race to rebuild infrastructure


Children as young as 6 help harvest blueberries in America

A woman sits with a child.

'We don't deliver babies here': Hospitals turn away pregnant patients

A tornado siren near a basketball court

When tornadoes strike, warning sirens often stay silent

Packers Sanitation Services Inc., in Worthington

A failed attempt to stop child labor years before a raid

Guns in Schools

After a Scripps News guns investigation, Congress takes note

Child in PSSi facility

Scripps News Investigates: A city’s not-so-secret child labor problem

A Norfolk Southern freight train passes passes through East Palestine, Ohio, on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023

Railroad execs got cash, in part for 'record' train length

Officer's take a photo of the AR-15 style rifle found in an 18-year-old student's backpack

5-year-old boy, AR15-style gun involved in recent school incidents

J. Brett Blanton, the Architect of the Capitol.

Architect of the Capitol, accused of misconduct, avoids accountability

Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick talks with Scripps News Senior National Correspondent Mark Greenblatt

Scripps News school AED probe gets attention in Congress

An AED saved Damar Hamlin's life, but is your child's school ready?

An AED saved Damar Hamlin's life, but is your child's school ready?

Ticket Bots

Few scalpers pay a price for using illegal ticket bots

Christina Wilder, 28, gives her 3-month-old son Cutter Dees his pacifier at their home in Paintsville, Kentucky

Drop In WIC-Approved Stores Sends Families Scrambling For Formula

Suspect in handcuffs

Felony Assaults With Guns Increasing In Hundreds of U.S. Communities

Voting in Delhi Township, Mich., during a primary election in August.

Why 2020 Election Skeptics Want To Be Poll Workers And Watchers

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

Undocumented Immigration Isn't Just A Red State Problem

Man holding riffle.

Federal Funds Coming For Red Flag Laws: What The Laws Do

Hospital ERs Struggle To Treat Surge Of Mental Health Patients

An ancestry DNA website.

Maryland Quietly Shelves Parts Of Genealogy Privacy Law

Students walk in a school hallway.

How Texas Quashed Sex-Ed Lessons On Consent

bottles of abortion pills at a clinic

Newsy Investigates: Abortion Pill's Safety Record

Baby formula

Newsy Investigates The Baby Formula Monopolies

Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson speaks with senators.

What Ketanji Brown Jackson Means For Future Of Black Women On SCOTUS

Model depiction of the town of Louisville, Kentucky

The Model City: How Police Reform Failed In Breonna Taylor's Hometown

A candlelight vigil in Mayfield, Ky.

Newsy Investigates: OSHA Violations At Candle Factory Hit By Tornado

A COVID-10 antigen test

Newsy Investigates: COVID-19 Rapid Tests Struggle To Win FDA Approval