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:

South Unbound: Mapping the Midterm Elections

Friday, October 24, 2014

Next week, Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich will be traveling through the south—he's hoping to find out how folks are feeling just days ahead of the midterm elections.


What a GOP Senate Means for President Obama

Monday, October 20, 2014

How would a Republican-controlled Senate change President Obama's final two years in office? Three political reporters explain what you should expect from a Senate power shift.

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Ebola: The 2014 October Election Surprise

Thursday, October 16, 2014

With midterm elections less than three weeks away, the Ebola virus has emerged as an October political surprise. Politicians aren't afraid to push Ebola fears to win votes.

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Church May Shift Outlook on Gays, Divorce

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A report from a meeting of Catholic Bishops, convened to discuss the family and contemporary society, signals a potential shift on divorce and homosexuality.

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Ebola Protocols: Sensible or Fear-Mongering?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

One doctor argues that when it comes to the Ebola virus in the United States, our hyper-vigilance is producing more fear-mongering among the public than needed.

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All Eyes on Kentucky as Midterms Inch Closer

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

With midterm elections just three weeks away, there is perhaps no other race that is being watched more closely than the campaign for U.S. Senate in Kentucky.


Parents Can Now Choose to Have a Child Without Alzheimer's

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Under a new procedure, doctors can prevent a woman with a family history of early onset Alzheimer's from passing on to her child any chromosomes that carry the disease.


Turkey's Reluctant Fight Against ISIS

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Domestic politics and a 40-year long conflict with Kurdish separatists have complicated Turkey's relationship with longtime allies.

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My Brother, The Terrorist

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A new documentary tells the story of how an ordinary middle-class white kid became a radical Muslim jihadist that's now serving time in a British prison on a terrorism conviction.

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As Ebola Spreads, New Drug Offers Hope

Friday, October 03, 2014

There is some good news in the fight against Ebola: A promising Ebola-treatment drug made with the help of genetically engineered tobacco plants. 


Scandals Cause Shake-Up at Secret Service

Thursday, October 02, 2014

After a severe security breach at the White House last month, Secret Service chief Julia Pierson has resigned.

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Armitage on ISIS: 'Take a Deep Breath'

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Richard Armitage has witnessed many foreign threats in his diplomatic career. He says that when it comes to fighting ISIS, the U.S. needs to slow down and "take a deep breath."

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Senate Votes to Train, Arm Syrian Rebels

Friday, September 19, 2014

Yesterday, the Senate approved a measure to keep the U.S. government operating. Within the bill was a key amendment to fund President Obama's plan to train and arm Syrian rebels.

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ISIS Strategy Outlined Before Congress

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Today on Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey answered questions about the president’s strategy for combating ISIS militants.


What You Need to Know In the Run Up to Mid-Term Elections

Monday, September 15, 2014

We're in the final stretch ahead of the mid-term elections. To take stock of the issues that could determine the future of Congress, we turn to Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich.

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ISIS, Obama & Congress: Are the American People in For a Fight?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

President Obama called on Congress to authorize the resources needed to fight ISIS. Will lawmakers come out in support of the White House, or are the American people in for a fight?


Are New Alliances Enough to Combat ISIS?

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Will the need to fight a common enemy change alliances and shift power in the Middle East? And where will the US's efforts fit in along this shifting landscape?  

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Kissinger Talks ISIS, Confronts His History in Chile, Cambodia

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The former Secretary of State has always been known as a realist. In this wide-ranging interview, he assesses today's geopolitics and the critics who have labeled him a war criminal.

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Transcript: Henry Kissinger on The Takeaway

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

On September 9th, 2014, Takeaway Guest Host Todd Zwillich sat down with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. A full transcript of their interview appears here.

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When Violence at Home Enters the Workplace

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

A new video of football star Ray Rice assaulting his wife raises questions about what domestic violence policies the NFL—or any employer—should put in place.

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