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

In Context: Attacks on new Wisconsin Assembly Democratic leader

Providing more insight into 2011 incidents that GOP cries are 'war on women'

Ex-Sheriff David Clarke's master's thesis back in the news

Also: Foxconn facts and Hillary Clinton on Wisconsin voter suppression  

Fact checking the Foxconn deal: 7 things we know

Hillary Clinton's new book: Revisiting her claim of voter suppression in Wisconsin, and other fact checks from presidential campaign. 

Hillary Clinton's claim in her new book about voter suppression in Wisconsin

Methodology in a study she relies on was panned.

High Five: Most-clicked include fact checks on Foxconn, Paul Ryan and fatal police shooting

Here comes 2018: Early look at three leading Democrats seeking to unseat GOP. Gov. Scott Walker. 

Early look at 2018 governor's race

High Five: Foxconn, transgender people in the military, Paul Ryan not holding town halls among our most-clicked.

Did GOP Senate candidate vote for a Democrat for president?

Questions persist about Kevin Nicholson's primary vote in 2008.

Ten NRA and gun fact checks

Ahead of an NRA event coming to Milwaukee.

Paul Ryan holding a 'public' town hall on CNN?

It's been nearly two years since the House speaker held a public town hall in his district.

5 fact checks on Foxconn and Wisconsin's $3 billion deal

What we know so far.