April Hunt

Staff Writer

April Hunt is an Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter who has worked as a government and political journalist in three states and one commonwealth. She has won multiple awards for her investigative work, most recently the 2013 Gannett Foundation Award for Digital Innovation in Watchdog Journalism.



The latest Truth-O-Meter items from April Hunt

Mostly True

Potential for more but destined to be a bit player

Mostly True

Careful wording and broad interpretation drive up number


One served but came out after election


Just under half of city households spend 30 percent of their income on housing


Immunizations don't exist for trivial illnesses


District already needs spots for 500-plus students

Recent stories from April Hunt

A primer on Trump before his second Georgia visit

Donald Trump returns to Georgia Monday, with a rally in Macon. PolitiFact Georgia is ready with fact-checks on claims from the GOP presidential contender.

About that big Thanksgiving meal ...

Just how hefty is the food on our tables this Thanksgiving - and some of the folks gathered there? Let PolitiFact serve up the answers.

Checking claims from the Democratic debate

Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley squared off Saturday night in Iowa. See our latest fact-checks from the CBS Democratic presidential debate.

Democratic hopefuls back for second debate

The remaining three candidates for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination will appear in their second debate Saturday, just a week after the latest debate among the GOP contenders. Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley will take the stage in Iowa at 9 p.m., and the debate will air live on CBS and its radio affiliates. Click on the headline to see a sampling of fact-checks on those candidates.

Reagan fact-check still tops in Georgia

A nearly three-year old check about President Reagan’s support of an assault weapon’s ban was PolitiFact Georgia’s most-read post in October. Looks into the Georgia Bulldogs’ odds of beating Alabama and the Twitter of account of a "Congressman" from Georgia also fared well.  

Republicans return to debate stage

The top 10 candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination will appear in their third debate Wednesday, just a week after the first Democratic debate further solidified former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as that party's frontrunner. Two Republicans have withdrawn from the crowded field, which still requires an "undercard" debate of lower performing candidates at 6 p.m. The main debate will air live from Boulder, Colo. on CNBC starting at 8 p.m. Click on the headline for more on those candidates.  

The weird and wacky Truth-O-Meters of late

National politics and claims from Georgia leaders have been keeping PolitiFact busy, but not so busy our scribes couldn't look into some stranger claims connected to the Peach State lately.  

Democrats to take debate stage

The first official debate of the 2016 Democratic race for president airs in prime-time Tuesday night from Las Vegas. The debate, which airs live at 9 p.m. on CNN, features frontrunner Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Lincoln Chafee, Martin O'Malley and Jim Webb. PolitiFact will live Tweet during the debates and share fact-checks we’ve done of the candidates’ past statements. Check them a sampling below.  

A look at LGBT claims in Georgia

Gay rights issues - from marriage between same-sex couples to religious liberty proposals on the state level - have been in the news this year. As Atlanta prepares to celebrate the Pride Festival this weekend, we took the opportunity to take a look back at some of the statements and claims on those issues this year.  

Looking at local claims

Georgia political leaders and thinkers have made plenty of claims lately that have gotten lost in the din of presidential hopefuls. PolitiFact Georgia has paid attention, though, and checked out some of the statements from the Peach State. Read more on by clicking through on the headline.