Tom Kertscher

Watchdog reporter

Tom Kertscher worked for newspapers in Oklahoma, Illinois and California before joining the Journal Sentinel in 1998. He has been a reporter for 25 years. 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.   

Email: tkertscher@journalsentinel.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Tom Kertscher

Mostly False

Presidential campaign debt, future political travel expenses not really related

Pants on Fire!

Er, the Fire Department sets fire to the house for training purposes

False

Democrats pushing bills to allow it

Recent stories from Tom Kertscher

PolitiFact's guide to Republican-on-Republican attacks

The Iowa caucuses are over the GOP race and the rivalries will likely intensify. But which attacks are based in fact and which are baseless accusations? 

Scott on the Walk-O-Meter

Gov. Scott Walker's annual State of the State address is a good timeto review his progress on campaign promises.

In Context: Sean Duffy on African-Americans and abortion

A closer look at remarks from the Wisconsin Republican that drew the ire of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Tonight: Obama's town hall on guns

President Barack Obama will discuss his new executive actions on gun regulations at a CNN town hall Thursday. We'll be watching.   • From the archives: Is Ted Cruz, born in Canada, eligible to run for president?   • 5 things to know about the immigration fight between Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz   • New video or not, Clinton claim about ISIS using Trump in video is still False

High Five: Our most-clicked items from December

A look at our most-clicked items from December, including an oldie but a goodie.

2 big races in Milwaukee

The offices of Milwaukee County executive and mayor of Milwaukee are up for election in April 2016. Here's an early look at claims made so far during the two campaigns.

Rematch: Ron Johnson and Russ Feingold crossing swords again

Claims over campaign financing and Obamacare have marked the early stages of the 2016 U.S. Senate campaign.

Our 5 most-clicked in 2015 (that weren't about Scott Walker)

These fact checks covered Democrats as well as Republicans, on taxes as diverse as taxes and foreign kings. Also: Our top Scott Walker factchecks from 2015

Most checked in 2015: Scott Walker

Reviewing the five most-clicked 2015 fact checks of the politician we fact checked most in 2015.

Checking in on Bernie Sanders’ Truth-O-Meter record

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will make his Tonight Show debut this evening. How has he fared on the Truth-O-Meter so far?