Amy Sherman is a staff writer with PolitiFact based in South Florida. She was part of the team that launched PolitiFact Florida in 2010 and was part of the PolitiFact team during the 2016 election. She previously worked as a staff writer for the Miami Herald and the St. Paul Pioneer Press. A native of Amherst, Mass., she graduated with a history degree from Macalester College in St. Paul.

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Amy Sherman

Recent stories from Amy Sherman

House Democrats and HR 1: Voting rights expansion or federal power grab?

HR 1 has drawn strong reactions from those on opposite sides of battles over laws about voting rights

Fact-checking the State of the Union for 2019

PolitiFact is fact-checking the State of the Union on Feb. 5, 2019. 

Fact-checking Michael Bennet’s speech about the government shutdown

When it became Sen. Michael Bennet's turn to speak on the Senate floor about the record-long government shutdown, the Colorado Democrat said he had had enough of criticism from Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. Bennet made several pointed claims about Cruz and his voting record, the deficit, China’s accomplishments in space, and the dim view most Americans have of Congress. Here's a fact-checked recap of Bennet's claims.

Florida Sen. Rick Scott blames Venezuela’s collapse on socialism, but is that the real culprit?

Scott ignores the full story about Venezuela’s economic downfall

Fact-checking Democrats on the shutdown's effects on food safety, hurricane prep

A look at the impact on airport safety, hurricane preparedness, food stamps and food safety inspections

Does Border Patrol catch 90 percent of immigrants crossing the border illegally?

A former Obama official said that there is over a 90 percent chance that someone illegally crossing the southwest border will get caught, but experts cast doubt on that figure.

Live fact-checking President Donald Trump's immigration address

PolitiFact is fact-checking President Donald Trump's immigration address.

Incoming US Sen. Rick Scott kept half his campaign promises as Florida governor

For eight years, PolitiFact Florida kept tabs on Scott’s campaign promises on our Scott-O-Meter. As he leaves Tallahassee for Washington, we review which ones he was able to keep and which ones he didn’t.  

PolitiFact’s Lie of the Year: Online smear machine tries to take down Parkland students

Together, the lies against the Parkland students in the wake of unspeakable tragedy were the most significant falsehoods of 2018. We name them PolitiFact’s Lie of the Year.

Sorting out fact from fiction in the Florida recounts

We debunk some myths about the recounts