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.


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Indiana not alone; rating precedes his governorship

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Glenn ignores drop in crime during Obama presidency


Her proposals aren't radical enough to endanger program

Recent stories from Aaron Sharockman

Live fact-checking the DNC

PolitiFact is live fact-checking the Democratic National Convention.

All 182 Donald Trump fact-checks

Trump has more statements rated Pants on Fire, 30, than the 21 other candidates for president we’ve fact-checked this cycle combined.

A roundup of fake AIDS ‘cures’: Angel Zapper, Garani MW1, Topvein, SF 2000

Fake AIDS "cures" have long been the bane of activists fighting for access to treatment. Some are simply ineffective. Others are out and out dangerous. And all divert people from real treatment.

What Ben Carson said about Hillary Clinton, Saul Alinsky and Lucifer

We look at what Saul Alinsky said about Lucifer. 

Nevada Republican goofs at RNC, wrongly claims Las Vegas is capital of Nevada

Not the best place for a gaffe!

Melania Trump could be the first non-U.S. born first lady since ...

In her speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Melania Trump told the crowd, "I was born in Slovenia. A small, beautiful, and then communist country in central Europe." As she told her personal story, we wondered about how unusual her birthplace would be for a first lady. As it turns out, only one first lady has been born outside the United States.

Fact-checking the first night of the 2016 Republican National Convention

The Republican National Convention kicked off Monday in Cleveland with speakers focused on the theme "Make America Safe Again." 

Following along with the Florida delegation at the RNC

Florida delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland kicked off their quadrennial confab with a breakfast featuring four speakers. PolitiFact took a look at some of their talking points.

Live blog: Fact-checking the 2016 RNC

PolitiFact live: The latest from Cleveland

Fact-checking the 21st International AIDS Conference

Two major gatherings take place this week. In Cleveland, Republicans hold their nominating convention where Donald Trump will formally, once and for all, end any doubts that he is the party’s nominee. Meanwhile, 8.500 miles away, about 18,000 people converge in Durban, South Africa, for the 21st International AIDS Conference.