Stephen Koff is fact-checking the 2018 midterm elections for PolitiFact. Stephen has worked as a reporter or editor for more than 30 years, including 26 years for The Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com. For both, he served as Washington Bureau Chief. He previously worked for the St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg Evening Independent, and Cincinnati Magazine. He grew up in Cincinnati and has degrees from Northern Arizona University and American University.