Tom Kertscher

Tom Kertscher worked for newspapers in Oklahoma, Illinois and California before joining the Journal Sentinel in 1998. At the Journal Sentinel, he has covered a variety of local government and courts beats. A Cedarburg native, he has a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master's degree from Ohio State University.   

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Tom Kertscher

Recent stories from Tom Kertscher

After 8 years of fact-checking Paul Ryan, our top 15 claims

Reviewing checks on claims made by, and about, the GOP U.S. House speaker as he announces he won't seek re-election.

What we know, from fact checks, about Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice-elect Rebecca Dallet

Also: The High Five -- our most-clicked fact checks from March 2018.

High Five: Most-clicked include Florida school shooting, Hillary Clinton's 'backwards' statement

Bernie Sanders attack on Paul Ryan also got many page views.

Fact checks on Rebecca Dallet and Michael Screnock in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race

Election Day is April 3, 2018.

Ahead of March for Our Lives, our gun-related fact checks since Parkland

Background checks, number of school shootings this year, more guns in U.S. than people?

In Context: Did Hillary Clinton call Wisconsin 'backwards'?

Also: In connection with the national school walkout, our four gun fact checks since Parkland. 

Guns, school shootings, background checks, mental illness

With national school walkout planned, reviewing gun-related fact checks since the Florida school shooting.

High Five: After Florida school shooting, gun-related fact checks dominate

Not 18 "school shootings" this year, not more guns than people in the U.S., and more.

Fact checking the Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates

Also: Despite the repeated claims, why 18 "school shootings" in '18 is misleading.

18 school shootings already in '18? Not so fast

Misleading figure spreads in wake of Florida school shooting.