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
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

Metro Supermarket in Washington, D.C.

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

Person wearing face mask

What 6 Experts Told Us It Would Take To Tame Coronavirus

A public service ad at Metro Center stop in Washington, D.C.

Ridership Plummets On Nation's Transit Systems

People view cherry blossoms while wearing masks

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

Dental chair and instruments

Open Wide (Trailer)

Open Wide title card

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

Dismissed: Stuck Money And Puerto Rico Schools

Life coach and astrologer

Dream Jobs: Astrologer / Life Coach

Why Open Hearings Likely Won't Shift Public Opinion On Impeachment

Clinton and Romney Campaign Managers Tout Cybersecurity Initiative

A burned foundation

2019 Sees Fewer Wildfires, But They're Hitting Populated Areas

Welcome to Bearadise sign after wildfire

Parts Of California Still Can't Get Wildfire Alerts

Box of Mifeprex

Report: Medication Abortions On The Rise. But, What Are They?

red wine being poured in red wine glass

Uncorked: A Newsy Investigation Of The Elite Wine World

Manta Were is apartment hunting in downtown Portland, Maine.

Portland, Maine, Embraces Asylum-Seekers As A Key To Economic Growth

Police keep watch near the scene of a mass shooting

Why Only Some Mass Shootings Are Considered Domestic Terrorism

Democratic Voters In Baltimore Discuss Latest Series Of Debates

Park Service To Pay Extra For July 4th In DC Despite Unfunded Projects

Wildfire rages

Newsy Investigation Finds Wildfire Emergency Alerts Lacking

Fire Trap: The Failure To Alert During Deadly Wildfires

Fire Trap: The Failure To Alert During Deadly Wildfires (Trailer)

NYPD car and officers

Newsy Finds NYPD Undercounting Rape By 38% Compared To FBI Statistics

Austin Police Chief Offers Partial Apology To Rape Survivors

Austin City Hall building

Austin City Council Orders Review Of Nearly 2,000 Rape Cases

Austin Police Chief Brian Manley speaks

Austin PD Orders New Probe After Audit Finds Misclassified Rapes

Health professionals wearing scrubs and caps

Rate Of Violence Against Nurses Climbs Again

Audit Finds Austin Police Department Improperly Cleared Rape Cases