Zachary Cohen covers national security for CNN Politics. He started his career at CNN as an intern while he was a student in the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland. Upon graduation in 2012, he was hired as a CNN Video Journalist, learning the ropes, holding camera cords and freelancing overtime as a staff associate producer. He was hired as an Associate Producer with the CNN.com Digital Video team in July 2013 and moved to a Producer II position, CNN.com Digital Video, in June 2016. He curated, edited and produced content for the CNN homepage, as well as shot, edited and produced original video content targeted directly to the digital audience. He currently covers topics ranging from defense to national security for CNN Politics.