Emery Jr.

C. Eugene Emery Jr.

PolitiFact correspondent

C. Eugene Emery Jr. comes to PolitiFact national after 40 years as reporter for the Providence Journal. He was a founding staff member of PolitiFact Rhode Island. While at the Journal, he was a science and medical writer, covered municipal governments throughout Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts, and managed the Journal’s Massachusetts bureau. He was part of the Journal’s Commerce & Consumer team, then its Breaking News team, before joining PolitiFact Rhode Island in 2010. He has done freelance medical writing for Reuters since 1982. Emery has a bachelor of science degree in biology and a bachelor of arts degree in political science, both from Brown University in Providence.

Email: gemery@cox.net

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Recent stories from C. Eugene Emery Jr.

Fact-checking Trump's first general election ad on immigration

Refugees and illegal immigration are focus of Trump's first national ad of general election.

What we know about the health of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

Is Donald Trump a narcissist? A sociopath? Something worse? Is Hillary Clinton suffering from epilepsy? The aftermath of a stroke? Dementia? Here's what we really know about the health of the two presidential candidates.

Fact-checking Hillary Clinton's acceptance of the Democratic nomination

Fact-checking Hillary Clinton's acceptance of the Democratic nomination

7 things Clinton might mention in her acceptance speech

We expect Hillary Clinton to emphasize how she would tackle the nation's problems, but along the way,  we see her serving up a mix of claims to bolster the case for her agenda, and tear down her Republican rival Donald Trump. Follow along and see how well we do.

Fact-checking the third night of the Democratic National Convention

Fact-checking POTUS, VPOTUS and Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine at DNC night three. 

Fact-checking Bill Clinton on the second night of the Democratic convention

Fact-checking the second night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PA. 

Fact-checking the first night of the Democratic convention in Philadelphia

Fact-checking the opening night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. 

Fact-checking Donald Trump on the final night of the Republican convention

Fact-checking the fourth night of the Republican National Convention. 

The third night of the 2016 Republican National Convention, fact-checked

Covering the third night of the Republican National Convention. 

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

Republicans branded the second night of their national convention with an economic theme of "Make America Work Again," but most of the night’s speakers used their platform to accuse Hillary Clinton of being dishonest about Benghazi, her emails and even her own name.