Katie Sanders

PolitiFact deputy editor

Katie Sanders is the deputy editor of PolitiFact. Previously, she fact-checked talking heads and opinion-shapers for PunditFact as well as the Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott for PolitiFact Florida, reporting from the Tallahassee bureau of the Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald.

She is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she majored in journalism and English. She works from the Tampa Bay Times headquarters in St. Petersburg, Fla.


The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Katie Sanders

Mostly True

Top CEOs make an awful lot

Mostly True

It's been a tough 15 years for American households

Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton

"Americans haven’t had a raise in 15 years."

— PolitiFact National

Mostly True

Not every compact plays by the same rules


Even Republicans are warming


15 states have AAA

Mostly False

Deal not wholly to blame for lost jobs

Recent stories from Katie Sanders

Live 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.

Old hands, new scene: PolitiFact reports from New Hampshire

Thanks to a Kickstarter grant from our readers, a pair of Washington-based PolitiFact reporters spent five days in New Hampshire in the run-up to the first-in-the-nation primary. Here's what we found.

Fact-checking the New Hampshire Democratic debate

The two remaining Democrats running for president, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, debated one-on-one ahead of the New Hampshire primary. How'd they do on the Truth-O-Meter? NEW! Old hands, new scene: PolitiFact reports from New Hampshire

Top 5 for PolitiFact Florida in January 2016

The GOP presidential primary and the Democrats’ debate schedule fueled the Truth-O-Meter.  

Mailbag: 'Your article is complete hogwash'

Another of our periodic roundups of reader complaints and compliments.

Live fact-checking the Iowa Republican presidential debate

Trump or no Trump, the show went on tonight in Iowa. Find out what the candidates said, and how true their claims were.

In Context: Donald Trump's turban talk

Trump's comments at a rally, in context, show he might not have been referring to a protester's turban despite media reports.   Fact-checking the Jan. 24 Sunday shows

PolitiFact fact-checks the Jan. 24 shows

Meet the Press host Chuck Todd grills Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders about their chances in the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 1.

Fact-checking Trump, Sanders on the Jan. 24 shows

Trump responds to an aggessive ad from Sen. Ted Cruz about Trump wanting to bulldoze a widow's home. In the Democratic fight, Sanders says Trump is beatable and had an unusual theory about climate change.   What happened when fact-checkers left their desks to go to Iowa

What happened when fact-checkers left their desks to go to Iowa

Presidential candidates on the trail in Iowa faced snow, voters and, now, PolitiFact.    In context: Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders on Goldman Sachs   Follow our live updates: PolitiFact on the road in Iowa Jan. 18-22