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
Mailer supporting psychedelic drug decriminalization

The Push To Decriminalize Psychedelic Drugs


Protests Haven't Fueled Coronavirus Surges As Officials Feared

"Justice for Floyd" painted on burned building

Multicultural Districts Hit Hard By Twin Cities Fires

National Guard troops in Washington

National Guard's Crackdown In D.C. Cost At Least $21 Million

Workers remove concrete barriers near the White House

Temporary Fence Near White House Begins Coming Down

NYPD officers

Cities Banned Police Chokeholds But Allowed Other Neck Restraints

Law enforcement officers in Washington, D.C.

It Wasn't Always Clear Who Patrolled DC This Week

Stained glass window

Fauci: Church Choirs Still A Virus Risk Despite CDC Rescinding Warning

A city bus.

Challenges Persist Aboard The City Bus

Navajo Nation members on a porch

Native American Tribes Still Waiting On Help From CARES Act

A cook in the kitchen of Founding Farmers restaurant

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

Back To Work: Workers' Comp, Unemployment And Safety

A testing laboratory in Sterling, Virginia.

Newsy Analysis: Virus Testing Rates Vary By State

Paid leave policy sign in Smithfield plant

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

A worker at the Aperiomics lab in Sterling, Va.

Newsy Investigation: Frustrated Labs Explain Untapped Testing Capacity

Tianna Edwards

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

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.

Transit Workers Account For Dozens Of COVID-19 Deaths

Woman wears a scarf as a mask

The Science Behind The Best Homemade Masks

A Miami area grocery store

Grocery Store Chains Still Need Masks For Workers

Insurance company logos

State Farm, Progressive Join List Of Auto Insurers Issuing Refunds

An employee cleans the cabin of a Southwest Airlines jet

With No FAA Coronavirus Rules, Airlines Are Largely Winging It

Person puts gas in their car

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

People are parking their cars and driving less during the pandemic.

Advocates Worry Insurance Providers Could Profit From COVID-19

A Planned Parenthood sign

Ohio, Alabama Judges Order Abortions Can Continue During Pandemic

An ultrasound machine and exam table

Some Abortions Paused Under States' Coronavirus Measures