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

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Recent stories from Amy Hollyfield

Fact-checking the Republican Fox Business Network debate

We fact-check the candidates on claims about immigration, the minimum wage, income inequality, the Bible and the tax code. 

Fact-checking the Nov. 8 news shows

Ben Carson’s position in the polls is drawing increased scrutiny into his personal history and past statements, including whether he was offered a scholarship to attend West Point.

PolitiFact’s guide to the Republican tax plans (so far)

Overall, the GOP candidates are promising big tax cuts that are mathematically implausible.   • Our top 5 most-read fact-checks from October • Introducing PolitiFact California  

Fact-checking the Sunday Oct. 25 news shows

New polls that show Ben Carson leading Donald Trump in Iowa have put Trump on the defensive in recent days, subtly questioning Carson’s Seventh-day Adventist religion and Carson’s energy to lead the country.

PunditFact previews the Oct. 25 Sunday 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.   TRUMP AND SNL: How does 'equal time' fit into his upcoming hosting gig?

The Truth-O-Meter is coming to Arizona, Nevada, Colorado and Ohio

PolitiFact and the E.W. Scripps Company are partnering to provide local fact-checking in four key 2016 battleground states.

Fact-checking the Oct. 11 Sunday shows

A testy exchange between a member of the conservative Freedom Caucus and a moderate Republican demonstrates the fractures in the GOP, which has yet to agree on a new House speaker. And Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Shultz claims that under George W. Bush, "we were losing 750,000 jobs."

Fact-checking the Sunday shows

The talk Sunday was about the race for speaker. We have you covered.

PunditFact fact-checks the Oct. 4 Sunday shows

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump defended his recent call to send back Syrian refugees if elected president by saying they are mostly men whose backgrounds we don't know. George Stephanopoulos said half of the refugees are children. Who's right?

Fact-checking the Oct. 4 Sunday shows

An out-of-date statistic for guns sold without a background check is back in the conversation as pundits assess what could have been done to prevent the tragic community college shooting in Roseburg, Ore. Also, Donald Trump talks Syrian refugees.