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
Covid test price on empty shelf

Newsy Investigates: What Led To The Shortage Of At-Home COVID Tests

Bob Freeman, owner of The Buena Vista Cafe

How Being A Veteran Cost A Restaurant Owner A Bite Of COVID Relief

Man works outdoors during pandemic

The Future Of Work Post-Pandemic: In The Office, Remote, Hybrid?

A man at a memorial wall outside the remains of Champlain Towers South.

Cities Trust, But Don’t Always Verify, Safety Of High-Rises

Texas DA stands with rape survivors and announces reforms

Texas DA Apologizes To Rape Survivors, Agrees To Reforms

The U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Jan. 6 Corporate Freeze On Campaign Donations Begins To Thaw

Dante Ferrando owns the Black Cat club in Washington, D.C.

COVID Aid To Small Venues At A Trickle

A police misconduct souvenir coin for sale

Newsy Investigates: Coins Depicting Police Misconduct For Sale

Music store co-owner Terri Senecal

Newsy Investigates: Bureaucratic Blunders Block Small Business Relief

Abortion Pill Gets Fresh Look As FDA Launches Review Of Restrictions

A worker receives a COVID-19 vaccine

Amid Pandemic, Workplace Air Quality Standards 'All Over The Place'

Carolina Sanchez at a demonstration for workplace safety in Colorado.

What Happened To Biden’s Plan To Fight COVID-19 In Workplaces?

A SWAT officer points a shotgun at night while working the streets

FBI Sees Surge In National Use-Of-Force Database Participation

Beer at a brewery

Businesses Hunger For Cash As Feds Sit On $271B In Unspent Aid

Despite Billions in Public Funding, Rural Broadband Still Lags

George Floyd, Breonna Taylor murals

As Chauvin Trial Begins, Activists Demand Justice for Breonna Taylor

Activist holds Breonna's Law sign

No-Knock Warrant Ban Won't Pass In Breonna Taylor's Home State

Iowa state Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, R-Wilton, sponsor of voting legislation.

Newsy Investigates: Who’s Behind Push For Stricter Voting Rules?

Boxes of N95 masks stacked in a Texas warehouse.

Why You Can't Find An N95 Mask Despite Plenty For Sale

Boxes of suspected counterfeit N95 masks

Newsy Investigation: How Fake N95 Masks End Up In Hospitals

A temporary fence protects the U.S. Capitol.

Experts Have Ideas For How To Secure The U.S. Capitol Without A Fence

A temporary fence at the U.S. Capitol

In Years Before Riot, Congress Kept Knocking Down Plans For A Fence

Examples of misinformational posts

Taking A Look At Manipulated Images On Social Media

Deepfake video of Tom Cruise compared to original video

Deepfake Videos Are Getting Better, And The Pentagon Is Worried

abortion pill package

Abortion Pill Providers Forced To Cancel Shipments To Patients

Donald Trump

Trump Could Face New Legal Headaches As An Ex-President

National Guard troops seen through a fence

Few Spectators Attend Inauguration Amid Security Clampdown, Pandemic

Muted Protests Across The Country After States Fortified Security

Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.

Capitol Attack Shocks The World, Hurts U.S. Global Standing

Pro-Trump rioters breach the Capitol

Where Was The National Guard When The Capitol Was Breached?