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.


The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Aaron Sharockman


Initial version of the ad clearly said, 'Endorsed by'

Mostly True

Support for bill looks like a crafty ruse

Marco Rubio
Marco Rubio

"I have never supported cap and trade."

— PolitiFact Florida

Mostly False

Some leverage isn't the same thing as control

Recent stories from Aaron Sharockman

Live fact-checking the Republican New Hampshire presidential debate

The Republicans meet face-to-face for the final time ahead of Tuesday's New Hampshire primary. See how their claims rate on the Truth-O-Meter.

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

Live fact-checking from the New Hampshire primaries

PolitiFact reporters are on the ground in New Hampshire to see the candidates and analyze their statements first hand. Follow along here. NEW! PolitiFact's guide to Republican-on-Republican attacks See the Truth-O-Meter scorecards for the GOP presidential hopefuls See the Truth-O-Meter scorecards for the Democratic presidential contenders

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.

Poynter Institute announces initiative to fact-check claims about global health and development

The collaboration among the Poynter Institute, PolitiFact and Africa Check will bring accountability and public context globally to complex regional issues. Fact-checking Trump, Sanders on the Jan. 24 shows What happened when fact-checkers left their desks to go to Iowa  

PolitiFact on the road in Iowa

From Jan. 18-22, the PolitiFact staff will be on the road in Iowa fact-checking the presidential candidates first hand.

PolitiFact is on the road in Iowa Jan. 18-22

Follow along as PolitiFact's fact-checkers hit the trail with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.  Fact-checking the Democratic NBC debate in South Carolina Fact-checking the Jan. 17 news shows  

Fact-checking the Jan. 17 news shows

On the Sunday shows, presidential candidates reacted with vehemence to the weekend's news of Iran releasing American hostages as the two countries implemented a major nuclear agreement.

Fact-checking the Democratic NBC debate in South Carolina

The three remaining Democratic candidates for president debated Sunday night in South Carolina. See how they performed on the Truth-O-Meter.

Fact-checking the Fox Business Network debate in South Carolina

How did the candidates' claims fare on the Truth-O-Meter?   Fact-checking the 2016 State of the Union address How much would Bernie Sanders’ health care plan cost the middle class? New grant will help PolitiFact grow