Journalism is my passion. I'm fueled by the intricate puzzle of merging people, data and records into my reporting. The key to identifying countless systematic problems lives within numbers.
I have a track record of doing it well with impact. My award-winning investigative data work led to changes in laws and policies, exposed an international human trafficking ring, inspired the American Civil Liberties Union to sue Denver Police, prompted a Congressional inquiry, and led to the creation of a task force in Colorado.
I am an Eagle Scout that graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Missouri. 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.
Some things that also bring me joy include backpacking, climbing, camping, improv comedy, video games and scoops of ice cream.
“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.