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

Half-True

Arguably at the top of one measure of partisanship

Half-True

$5 trillion figure lacks context

Half Flip

Went from hands-off to activist

Half-True

An estimate, not a count; applies to people charged, not convicted

Recent stories from Tom Kertscher

The Walk-O-Meter: Rating 2 Scott Walker campaign promises on transportation raids

Did he stop raids? Did he repay past raids?

Checking the Walk-O-Meter and Scott Walker's promises to make taxes lower in 2018

Also: Fact-checking Wisconsin's $3 billion deal to land a Foxconn plant.

Ahead of her Milwaukee appearance, recent Hillary Clinton fact checks

Recent checks on statements by and about her that have remained in the news.

His re-election run official, a look at Scott Walker's 182 fact checks

Reviewing the record back to 2010.

High 5: Gun fact checks, in wake of Vegas shooting, get most page-views

Also many clicks for checks on GOP tax reform's treatment of middle class, "death tax."

What we know about opioids, declared by Trump as a public health emergency

Reviewing fact checks on the impact of opioid abuse in Wisconsin.

Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and the 2016 election -- Reince Priebus on the Truth-O-Meter

Reviewing our fact checks on the Wisconsinite and former White House chief of staff.

In Context: One Wisconsin GOP leader calling fellow Republicans 'terrorists'

How and why state Assembly Speaker Robin Vos used that term

Fact-checking Trump and his team on taxes

Our partners at E.W. Scripps spoke to the president and quite a few of his top people about taxes. We vetted their claims for accuracy.

Iran nuclear deal back in the news

Wisconsin politicians made claims about the deal and terrorism, Iran's nuclear program and Hillary Clinton.