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:

The Last Confirmation Hearings Before the Inauguration: What You Need to Know

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Today is the last day of Senate confirmation hearings for before Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.

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What's Next for Trump's Cabinet Picks

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Confirmation hearings continue for President-elect Donald Trump's high-profile cabinet picks, including secretary of health and human services and the administrator of the EPA. 

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The Myth of a Post-Racial America and The Rise of Donald Trump

Monday, January 16, 2017

Cornell Belcher, the author of "A Black Man In The White House" and a leading Democratic pollster, explores the racial politics that divide the United States today.

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What's Next for Donald Trump's Cabinet Nominees

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich brings up to speed on a busy week for Senate confirmation hearings.

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California Cities Look for New Ways to Fight Homelessness

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

San Francisco's homeless population has held steady for a decade. Just 90 miles away in Sacramento, there's an ambitious effort underway to address homelessness.

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Critics, Supporters Take a Stand on Jeff Sessions

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, Donald Trump's pick for U.S. attorney general, goes in front of the Judiciary Committee today. It's highly likely that he will be confirmed. 

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Evaluating Trump's AG Pick, Unrest in Mexico, A Homeless Crisis in The Golden State

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

On today's show: A look at Senator Jeff Sessions and his record; economic worries south of the border; how San Francisco and Sacramento are fighting homelessness. 

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Farmers Along Texas Border Are Leery of Trump's Wall

Monday, January 09, 2017

A look at how Donald Trump's biggest campaign promise will impact those who live and work along the southern border. 

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Trump Transition 2016: The Diplomatic Changeover

Monday, January 09, 2017

In an unusual move, Donald Trump's team issued an order stating that all politically appointed American ambassadors need to leave their posts by Inauguration Day, with no grace period.

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Intelligence Agencies Blame Russia for Meddling in 2016 Election

Monday, January 09, 2017

The FBI, the CIA, and the NSA have released a declassified report that finds that Vladimir Putin "ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the U.S. presidential election.”

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China Goes Green, Refugees Divide Vermont City, Actress Kristin Davis

Monday, January 09, 2017

On today's show: China's $360 billion investment in renewable energy; a struggle over refugees in Rutland, Vermont; Kristin Davis of 'Sex and The City' on interracial adoption.

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Senate Committee Holds First Hearing on Russian Hacking

Thursday, January 05, 2017

The Senate Armed Services Committee holds their first hearing on alleged Russian hacking today, despite persistent skepticism from President-elect Donald Trump.

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House GOP Starts 2017 with Ethics Stumble

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Though Republicans initially moved to weaken the Office of Congressional Ethics on Tuesday, members of the GOP reversed course after Donald Trump criticized the move in a tweet.

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How Hit Rock, R&B, and Pop Songs Get Made

Friday, December 30, 2016

Writer and music historian Marc Myers brings to life five decades of music through oral histories of 45 hit songs from interviews with the artists who created them.

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2016 in Sports: Moments of Triumph and Social Justice

Thursday, December 29, 2016

A recap of the year in sports and social justice issues, from Colin Kaepernick protests, to the Olympics in Brazil, to the death of Muhammad Ali.

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An Elector Receives Thousands of Pleas to Change Her Vote

Monday, December 19, 2016

Electors across the country are being swamped with calls to vote against President-elect Donald Trump.

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The Bipartisan Concerns Over Rex Tillerson

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump made it official this morning by naming Exxon Mobil CEO and Chairman Rex Tillerson as his choice for secretary of state. 

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How Conservatives Are Viewing the Week in News

Friday, December 09, 2016

From #PizzaGate to the Dakota Access Pipeline, how are the events of the week being discussed in conservative circles? The assistant online editor of Commentary Magazine answers.

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South Korean President Impeached

Friday, December 09, 2016

Today, the South Korean Parliament voted overwhelming to impeach President Park Geun-hye in response to a corruption scandal that has enraged the nation.

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Russia and U.S. Look to Evacuate Civilians from Aleppo as Crisis Deepens

Friday, December 09, 2016

A possible deal between the U.S. and Russia would permit Syrian rebels to leave Aleppo unharmed, but the likelihood of such a deal seems slim.

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