Todd Zwillich

Takeaway Washington Correspondent

Todd Zwillich has been reporting from Washington, D.C. for close to 15 years. Todd's first byline was as a science and medicine reporter in the trade press, but it didn't take long for him to find his way to Capitol Hill. Todd worked for several years for Reuters, wrote about new research for Science and covered the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina for the British Lancet. He found his way to radio in 2006, becoming a public radio reporter on Capitol Hill. He covered the 2008 Republican and Democratic National Conventions for WAMU in Washington and several other public radio stations. Todd first appeared on the The Takeaway when it was in pilot and joined the show as Washington Correspondent in 2009.

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

To Fight Sexism, France Considers Criminal Fines for Catcalls

Thursday, October 19, 2017

As debates continue over sexual harassment and assault, France may see something the U.S. is unlikely to experience anytime soon: Criminal fines for catcalling women on the street.

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Communist Party Elites Converge in Beijing

Thursday, October 19, 2017

President Xi Jinping is expected to solidify his leadership for another five years at the 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party.

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How Trump Could Reshape the Federal Reserve

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The president will meet today with Janet Yellen to discuss the possibility of nominating her for a second term as the head of the Federal Reserve.

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Panic In The Markets: Lessons From the 1987 Stock Market Crash

Thursday, October 19, 2017

On October 19th, 1987, the stock market dropped a whopping 22.6 percent. “Black Monday” as it’s come to be known sent the financial world into a tailspin.

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Rohingyas Face Brutal Atrocities as Myanmar's Military Goes Unchecked

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Since the end of August, nearly 600,000 Rohingya have fled into Bangladesh amidst a brutal military campaign in Burma.

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Trump Pivots Again on Healthcare

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The president's actions and tweets on healthcare have caused a fair amount of confusion, both inside and outside of Washington. 

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Seattle Warns Cities as Amazon Looks For a Second Home

Thursday, October 19, 2017

As it searches for a location for its second headquarters, cities are scrambling to woo Amazon. But one place already knows the impact Amazon can have — Seattle — and it’s not all good.

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A Warning for Cities as Amazon Looks for a Second Home

Thursday, October 19, 2017

As it searches for a location for its second headquarters, cities are scrambling to woo Amazon. But one place already knows the impact Amazon can have — Seattle — and it’s not all good.

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NFL Owners Won't Penalize Players for Kneeling

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

NFL owners are meeting in New York this week to discuss a myriad of issues. Yesterday, news broke that the owners will not ask players to stop kneeling during the national anthem.

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Liberating Raqqa Comes With a Heavy Price

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

U.S.-backed Syrian forces have retaken Raqqa. But much of the city has been destroyed, over 1,000 civilians were killed in U.S.-led airstrikes, and 270,000 residents have been displaced.

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In Puerto Rico, Residents Get Creative to Stay Alive

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Many residents in Puerto Rico are still without power and water after Hurricane Maria, and are devising creative solutions to keep themselves and their neighbors alive. 

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The Las Vegas Shooting: Investigators Grapple With Multiple Unanswered Questions

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

While the FBI has received more than 2,000 tips about Stephen Paddock, authorities still haven't uncovered a motive behind the massacre.

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Want to Fight Rape Culture? Start With Men.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

When it comes to changing the culture around sexual violence and harassment, some argue that the fight should begin with men, not women. 

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Want to Fight Rape Culture? Start With Men.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

One man argues that domestic violence, harassment, and sexual abuse should be discussed as a "men's issue" rather than as "women's issue."

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Trump's Pick to Fight the Opioid Crisis Allied With Drug Company Lobbyists

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A new investigation finds that Rep. Tom Marino, the president's choice for White House Drug Czar, pushed for legislation that would make it harder to reign in opioid manufacturers.

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After Harvey Weinstein, Women Everywhere Say #MeToo

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

With Harvey Weinstein, the nation has learned that yet another man has used his position of power to intimidate and exploit women. Across America, people are speaking out. 

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Kirkuk and The Fight for the Future of Iraq

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A look at the fight for Kirkuk between Kurdish and Iraqi forces with the woman who oversaw the region for the U.S. government.

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Attacks Threaten Somalia's Road Toward Stability

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

This weekend's deadly attack is  undermining stability in Somalia, a nation that was already battling famine and drought while also trying to overcome a decade of violence.

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DOJ Aids Hate Crime Case After Gender-Fluid Teen is Killed

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has sent a hate crimes lawyer to Iowa to help prosecute a man for the murder of a gender fluid teenager, a move that's surprised some of his critics. 

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After Harvey Weinstein, Women Everywhere Say #MeToo

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The nation has learned that yet another man has used his position of power to intimidate and exploit women. Online, the social campaign #MeToo is being used to fight back.