Aaron Sharockman

Executive director

Aaron Sharockman is the executive director of PolitiFact. Aaron oversees PolitiFact’s operations, development and revenue, assists in our journalistic mission, manages our state partnerships and lead efforts to develop new products for PolitiFact users. He also helps coordinate some of our special products, including our debate coverage and our media appearances. Aaron has been with PolitiFact since 2010 and served most recently as the editor of PunditFact, a website dedicated to checking claims by pundits, columnists, bloggers and the hosts and guests of talk shows. Aaron graduated from Indiana University.


The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Aaron Sharockman

Pants on Fire!

Kept tweeting about it, and many still believe it

Full Flop

They've still got Orly Taitz! (We think)


Trump stopped giving in 2008

Recent stories from Aaron Sharockman

PolitiFact Sheet: Comparing the Clinton and Trump foundations

Each candidate is under fire for their family foundation. We created a side-by-side chart to understand the issues at play.

PolitiFact's video rewind for Sept. 16

Every Friday we'll highlight some of the fact-checks from the presidential campaign trail.

5 big falsehoods of the 2016 election

From time to time, readers ask what are the biggest whoppers we’ve heard from the candidates for president so far this year. So we decided to take a quick look through the archives.

PolitiFact's video rewind for Sept. 9

Every Friday we'll highlight some of the fact-checks from the presidential campaign trail.

'What is Aleppo?' We'll explain it to you, and Gary Johnson

Libertarian presidential candidate asked on a national television program, "What is Aleppo"? We decided to help him with an answer.

Meet Donald Trump's 88 military advisers

PolitiFact took the list of retired military commanders supporting Trump and provided links to background about the personal and military history.  

Fact-checking the NBC 'commander-in-chief' forum

We fact-checked the NBC town hall forum featuring Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

In Tanzania, Clinton Foundation trades on maize and beans, not name

The Clinton Foundation is a magnet for controversy in this election. But on the other side of the globe in rural Tanzania, the foundation aims to lift the welfare of the smallest farmers. And it's making headway.

U.S. would be only country with religious test at border under Trump, Clinton says

Trump has changed his langugage quite a bit on his proposed muslim ban that he orginally made in December. 

PolitiFact's video rewind for Sept. 2

We're launching a new weekly video to highlight some of the fact-checks from the presidential campaign trail.