Ramsey Touchberry is currently Newsweek's Capitol Hill Correspondent based in Washington, D.C. Reporting from inside the Capitol building most days, he covers the country's biggest political stories from Republicans' reactions to a CIA briefing on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi to House Democrats threatening to investigate Trump for "dangling a pardon" in front of his convicted former campaign chairman. In September, Ramsey was first to report on Trump's Miami beach resort requesting government permission to hire temporary foreign workers, despite frequently touting his "America First" administration policy.
Prior to Newsweek, Ramsey was a multimedia reporter and anchor covering local government for the NPR and PBS affiliate WUFT News in Gainesville, Florida. As a multimedia journalist, Ramsey produced news for TV, radio and online. He covered everything from politics, enterprise stories and investigations, including one that discovered multiple county animal shelters continued to euthanize hundreds, even thousands of animals each year. While at WUFT, Ramsey also helped produce the investigative docu-series "Locked Out: Florida," which sought to uncover the struggles Florida felons face when reentering society.
In the summer of 2017, Ramsey was a correspondent for USA Today College where he covered national and international stories on higher education news. He covered breaking news, enterprise and feature stories for USATC until the division was disbanded by USA Today's parent company, Gannett, in fall 2017.
Thanks to his reporting at WUFT and USA Today College, Ramsey was the 2018 Society of Professional Journalists Region 3 winner for online videography of white nationalist Richard Spencer's visit to UF, a top ten national finalist for the 2018 Hearst awards and winner of the 2017-18 Barbara Frye Scholarship for aspiring journalists.
In the spring of 2018, Ramsey graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in broadcast and digital journalism. He currently resides in Washington while reporting for Newsweek.
Newsweek's Ramsey Touchberry Interviews with Bold TV About the Trump-Putin Summit
Ramsey appeared on the digital news network Bold TV July 20 to discuss the fallout of the Trump-Putin summit and his story of former CIA Director John Brennan's belief that the private one-on-one meeting between the two world leaders was most likely secretly recorded by the Russian president.
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