Amy Hollyfield

Deputy Managing Editor/Politics & Business, Tampa Bay Times

Amy Hollyfield is the Deputy Managing Editor/Politics & Business for the Tampa Bay Times, overseeing state and national political coverage, including bureaus in Tallahassee and Washington, and PolitiFact, PunditFact and PolitiFact Florida. PolitiFact was awarded the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. In addition, Amy oversees business news, Perspective and Floridian magazine. Amy has worked at the Times for more than 15 years, after previous stints at the Miami Herald and Florida Today.

Email: ahollyfield@tampabay.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Amy Hollyfield

Mostly True

Improvement since the last State of the Union, in fact

Barack Obama
Barack Obama

We have cut "our deficits by almost three-quarters."

— PolitiFact National


In some places, coverage is nearly universal but not a right


They have risen -- but only a tiny amount

Mostly True

Though he has voted for the exception

Pants on Fire!

It lives!

Recent stories from Amy Hollyfield

Fact-checking claims about the Nevada convention chaos

PolitiFact Nevada dug into what Sanders supporters are so mad about and found their claims lacking.

Fact-checking 2016: This is gonna be messy

Clinton and Trump have radically different approaches to running for president. Our editor reflects on PolitiFact's approach to fact-checking the 2016 race.    What we know about the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails

5 fact-checks about foreign trade, TPP, and China

We review some of our fact-checks from the campaign trail, including rhetoric from Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz. Half True was the best rating. 

PolitiFact fact-checks the April 10 shows

Conservative commentator Glenn Beck says Donald Trump as the GOP presidential nominee equals a sure loss to Hillary Clinton according to "every" poll. Every?

Fact-checking the April 10 Sunday shows

Fact-checking claims from NBC's Meet the Press about Clinton's support for free trade and her polling advantage over Donald Trump.    PolitiFact's guide to the 2016 candidate tax plans

Fact-checking Hillary Clinton on 'Meet the Press'

The Democratic candidate for preisdent and former secretary of state said she's "put out all my emails." That's not quite right. New! Sorting out Hillary Clinton’s fossil fuel contributions

The presidential scorecards so far

With Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and John Kasich notching primary victories in Florida and Ohio on Tuesday night, we check on how the candidates are doing on our Truth-O-Meter. Marco Rubio, meanwhile, suspends his campaign.   Fact-checking the U.S. Supreme Court   Help PolitiFact raise $15,000 to fact-check the immigration debate in 2016   Fact-Check-A-Thon calls out misleading TV ads in 2016 primaries

Help PolitiFact hire a reporter to fact-check the immigration debate

We’re working with a group called Beacon to raise funds to fact-check the 2016 campaign. If contributors give $15,000, Beacon will match those donations dollar for dollar. And we’ll be able to hire an extra fact-checker to analyze claims about immigration during the 2016 campaign. Follow live! Fact-checking the Texas GOP debate

Is Bernie Sanders a Democrat?

Bernie Sanders says he's a Democrat. He also says he's an independent. We take a look at the mechanics of party identification. 

Fact-checking the South Carolina GOP debate

The GOP field moves to South Carolina ahead of the Palmetto State's Feb. 20 primary. Side by side. See how the remaining Republicans perform on PolitiFact's Truth-O-Meter.  The Dems. Looking back at Thursday's Democratic debate.