Tom Kertscher

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

Mostly False

Walker, not Evers, came up with the $1 figure

Recent stories from Tom Kertscher

Wisconsin's newly signed lame-duck legislation: What to know

The Scott Walker-signed bills, which have drawn national controversy, on the Truth-O-Meter and Flip-O-Meter.

2018 Lie of the Year: Slams after Parkland shooting

An online smear machine tried to take down Parkland students after mass shooting at school.

2018 Lie of the Year: Smears after Parkland shooting

An online smear machine tried to take down Parkland students after mass shooting at school.

In the wake of nation's latest mass shooting, what we know about guns from five fact-checks

Background checks, strengthening gun laws, preventing people with mental illness from getting guns, more. 

Fact-checking Donald Trump's rally speech in Wisconsin

Also: Watch a replay of our PolitiFact event in Milwaukee with Angie Holan, PolitiFact's national editor.

Video from our forum: PolitiFact Wisconsin explains how our election fact-checking works

Watch the video from our Oct. 23 event.

Ahead of Wisconsin visit, Donald Trump on the Truth-O-Meter

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Before their first debate, fact checking Scott Walker and Tony Evers in the governor's race

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Fact checking Tammy Baldwin and Leah Vukmir in first Senate debate

Reviewing references to Tomah VA, pre-existing conditions, separating families at the border, Brett Kavanaugh and more. 

Fact checking Tammy Baldwin, Leah Vukmir ahead of their first debate

All our fact checks in the Wisconsin U.S. Senate race.