Todd Zwillich

Washington Correspondent, The Takeaway

Todd Zwillich has been reporting from Washington, DC 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:

When You're Married to Each Other — And to Politics

Friday, February 05, 2016

For the final installment of "Road Warriors: Life on the Campaign Trail," we speak with a couple that's done just about every job on the campaign trail.

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Your Skeletons Are Showing: Meet the People Who Find Dirt on Politicians

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Running for political office is a dirty business. And if you’re going to throw your hat in the ring, you better be prepared to grab a shovel and dig.

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Road Warriors: Campaign Trackers

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

For the second part of our series "Road Warriors: Life on the Campaign Trail," we look at "trackers," the people who make sure that everything an opponent says or does is on camera. 

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How to Steal Mitt Romney's Tie

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

As part of our series, "Road Warriors: Life on the Campaign Trail," we have a behind-the-scenes look at the makeup room at the Romney debates.

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Road Warriors: The Advance Team

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

The Takeaway's newest series explores the world behind political campaigns. We begin with a look at the job of the "advance" team—the people who make electoral events picture perfect. 

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Panel Calls for Depression Screening for Pregnant Women, New Moms

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

This week, one of the nation's leading preventive medicine panels recommended that pregnant and women who have just given birth be screened for depression by a doctor.

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How the Air Conditioner Changed America

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The air conditioner has become a key tool in the preservation of art and artifacts, and it also changed American politics and geography.

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Saudi Oil Company May Open for Investment

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Saudi Aramco, the largest energy company in the world based on the size of its oil reserves, may float shares of its business.

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Fact and Fiction in The Buildup to Iowa

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Less than a week away from the Iowa caucuses, we look at just how important this next week is for the 2016 race. 

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Denmark Approves Controversial Law to Seize Refugee Assets

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A new law in Denmark would allow the search and seizure of valuable assets from asylum seekers. The government says the income will help pay for the burden of caring for these refugees.

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Dems Use Trump Card in Refugee Vote

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Using campaign politics, Senate Democrats blocked a bill that would have tightened screenings of refugees from Syria and Iraq. 

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A Crisis With No End in Flint

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The mayor of Flint, Michigan discusses the city's water crisis, and a local business owner explains how his restaurant has been trying to survive in the face of contaminated water.

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SCOTUS Will Rule On Obama's Immigration Actions Ahead of 2016 Election

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The case will be argued during the first half of this year with a decision expected in June—just weeks before Democrats and Republicans select nominees for the 2016 election.

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Cheekiness, Enthusiasm, Regret: Obama's Last SOTU Seeks to Shake Things Up

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

President Obama's last State of the Union address was billed by the administration as "non-traditional." But was it really so different?

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Zwillich: 'Bowie is the Most Influential Living Musician'

Friday, January 08, 2016

Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich is a David Bowie superfan. On Bowie's birthday, Todd argues why Bowie is the most influential musician alive today. 

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Top Democrat Steve Israel Retires

Thursday, January 07, 2016

After 16 years, Congressman Steve Israel is retiring from politics. He says he simply couldn't make another phone call for money. 

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What Congress Hopes to Accomplish in 2016

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

With Congress back from winter break, Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich looks ahead to what's on the Congressional docket in 2016. 

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Historic Floods in the Midwest

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Unusual winter flooding in Missouri this week has left dozens dead, and forced the evacuation of a number of towns. 

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Microsoft Develops Vote-Counting App For Iowa Caucus

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Iowa caucus is a notoriously complicated event that resulted in a miscount in 2012. For 2016, both parties are using a new app, designed to improve accuracy.  

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Inside The Government's Secret Surveillance Catalogue

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The U.S. government has a multitude of tools and devices that our military and intelligence agencies use to collect data from cell phones.

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