Journalism is my passion and my motivation for putting one foot in front of the other. I love utilizing data and records requests to tell stories. The key to identifying countless systematic problems lives within numbers, but no one cares without the human element.
It is not simply about churning out packages and clips like a robot, but immersing myself into the lives of the people around me and diving into the core of the issues that matter to them. My goal is to merge numbers and the people behind them to tell a worthwhile story.
I am an Eagle Scout that graduated from the University of Missouri in 2017 with a Bachelor of Journalism convergence degree. My emphasis was in radio and television. Since school, my work has won a national Edward R. Murrow award, the Sigma Delta Chi award, and has been nominated for five regional Emmys.
Backpacking, hiking, improv comedy, video games and scoops of ice cream keep me rejuvenated.
“Zack’s not only eager to take on any job you throw at him, he gets the job done right and on deadline.”
–John Huber, Senior Producer at the Fox News Channel
“Zack creates, hustles and always produces more than expected. He asks the right questions and draws responses that make good stories.”
–Barry Bagnato, CBS News Correspondent
“Zack has a real commitment to doing the job right.”
–Stacey Woelfel, director of the Jonathan Murray Documentary Journalism Center at the MU School of Journalism and former news director at KOMU-TV.