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:

Mexico City Trembles Under the Shock of Nature

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

On Tuesday, Mexico's capital city was hit by a massive 7.1 magnitude earthquake. At least 200 people have died, and the city is bracing for a long recovery. 

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Alabama Gears Up for Senate Special Election Runoff

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Next week, Alabama voters will go to the polls to cast their ballots in the Republican Senate runoff.

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Louisiana Senator Pushes Healthcare Bill that Will Hit Louisiana Hard

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Republican Senator Bill Cassidy is leading the new push to repeal Obamacare. His home state of Louisiana will lose the most funding under the newly-proposed legislation.

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Coding Bootcamps: An Alternate Route to the Middle Class?

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

In lieu of attending a four-year college, a growing segment of Americans are paying to enroll in coding boot camps, which can lead to high-paying tech jobs in as little as three months.

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Study: Modern Teens Drink Less, Smoke Less, and Date Less

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

New research on 8.44 million American teens ages 13 to 19 finds that young people are drinking less, dating less, driving less, and working less than they were in 1976.

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Mexico City Trembles Under the Shock of Nature

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

On Tuesday, Mexico's capital city was hit by a massive 7.1 magnitude earthquake. At least 200 people have died, and the city is bracing for a long recovery. 

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Trump Doubles Down on 'America First' Agenda at U.N. General Assembly

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

"As president of the United States, I will always put America first," Mr. Trump told world leaders on Tuesday. 

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Nikki Haley Walks the Line Between Trump and Diplomacy at the U.N.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

On the campaign trail, President Trump said he wanted to vastly change America's role in the United Nations. That task has fallen to U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley. 

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Republicans Gear Up for One More Repeal and Replace Vote

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Senate Republicans are making one last attempt to pass a healthcare bill before September 30th, when the power to pass legislation through a party line vote in the Senate expires.

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Hurricane Maria: The Caribbean's Hit With Another Major Storm

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hurricane Maria tore through the islands of Dominica and Guadeloupe as a Category 4 storm on Monday night, causing widespread devastation.

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Protests in St. Louis Intensify

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Demonstrators turned out for the fourth day in a row in St. Louis, Missouri yesterday to rally against the acquittal of former police officer Jason Stockley.

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The United Nations Under Nikki Haley

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

On the campaign trail, President Donald Trump said he wanted to vastly change America's role in the United Nations. That task has fallen to Ambassador Nikki Haley.

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What to Expect From the U.N. General Assembly

Monday, September 18, 2017

The U.N. General Assembly is holding its annual meeting this week. All eyes are on President Donald Trump, who will address the group of world leaders for the first time on Tuesday.

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In Brazil, An Alleged Massacre Calls Indigenous Protections into Question

Monday, September 18, 2017

Federal prosecutors in Brazil have opened an investigation into the reported massacre of 10 members of a previously uncontacted tribe. 

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What Drives Gun Violence Outside America's Big Cities

Monday, September 18, 2017

While gun violence continues to decrease in big cities, it is a daily reality in small cities throughout America.

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Making Sense of the Data on Gun Violence

Monday, September 18, 2017

What drives gun violence outside the big city? Stories from Vermont and Delaware, plus a look at artist Kara Walker's new exhibit, what to expect at the U.N. General Assembly, and more.

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White Officer Acquitted in 2011 Killing of Anthony Lamar Smith

Friday, September 15, 2017

A judge in St. Louis has ruled former police officer Jason Stockley not guilty of first degree murder for the 2011 shooting death of the 24-year-old black man Anthony Lamar Smith.

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For the Florida Keys, A Long Road to Recovery After Hurricane Irma

Friday, September 15, 2017

Less than a week after Hurricane Irma roared through the Caribbean and Florida, the scope of destruction in her aftermath is still coming to light.

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Films to Catch and Skip at the Box Office This Weekend

Friday, September 15, 2017

Reviews of "Mother!" starring Jennifer Lawrence, "American Assassin" with Michael Keaton, and "First They Killed My Father," directed by Angelina Jolie. 

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A Scholar Argues That It's Time to Do Away With the Constitution

Friday, September 15, 2017

One constitutional scholar says it's time to move on from our founding document. But what would that mean for our country? That debate is here. 

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