Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Angie Drobnic Holan

PolitiFact Editor

Angie Drobnic Holan is the editor of PolitiFact. She previously was deputy editor, and before that a reporter for PolitiFact, helping launch the site in 2007. She was a member of the PolitiFact team that won the Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the 2008 election. She has been with the Tampa Bay Times since 2005 and previously worked at newspapers in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and New Mexico.

She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and a master’s of library science from the University of South Florida. Her undergraduate degree is from the Plan II liberal arts program at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a native of Louisiana and attended the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts.


The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Angie Drobnic Holan

Mostly True

Analysts accept it, but exit polls were a problem


She's done it twice, and has agreed to do more


A scare tactic aimed at senior citizens

Mostly True

An accepted estimate that needs new data

Pants on Fire!

Researchers say only a third of that

Mostly False

Economic record is good, but not perfect

Mostly True

The stats that are available support that

Recent stories from Angie Drobnic Holan

Fact-checking Donald Trump, Rick Perry ahead of the first GOP debate

Donald Trump leads the field of Republican presidential candidates coming into the Aug. 6 Fox News debate, prompting several of his competitors to fire up their attacks in Sunday show interviews. 

Fact-checking the Aug. 2 news shows

GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump phoned in four interviews as other Republicans in the presidential race turned up their attacks. 

PunditFact previews the Aug. 2 news shows

Every Friday, PunditFact gives you the first look at guests on the Sunday news shows. On Sunday, we see if what they said is true. You can read how they fared here or weekly in the Daily Beast.

A closer look at an anti-Hillary Clinton meme

A reader asked us to check out a social-media meme critical of Hillary Clinton, so we did. Most of what it says isn't very accurate.

Four pressing questions about Hillary Clinton’s State Department email

Did Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account put national security information at risk? Here, we’ll review new evidence and what it tells us -- and doesn’t tell us -- about Clinton’s email habits as secretary of state.  

President Obama on Jon Stewart's 'The Daily Show'

President Barack Obama and Jon Stewart discussed the economy, veteran homelessness and complicated relations with Iran in the president's last interview on The Daily Show.

Sorting out the facts in Jon Stewart's last interview with Barack Obama

President Barack Obama and Jon Stewart discussed the economy, veteran homelessness and complicated relations with Iran in the president's last interview on The Daily Show with Stewart as host. Both made claims that missed some of the facts.

Fact-checking the July 26 Sunday shows

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., joins Donald Trump in attacking Hillary Clinton's personal email practices as secretary of state — while Rick Perry and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., go after Trump.

Rand Paul attacks Hillary Clinton's use of personal email on Fox News Sunday

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., goes after Hillary Clinton's personal email scandal as other GOP contenders attack Donald Trump.

Are illegal immigrants bringing ‘tremendous’ disease across the border, as Trump says? Unlikely

Donald Trump claimed that "tremendous infectious disease" is coming across the border. Experts said it’s a dubious claim.