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

Half-True

Longtime defender of Milwaukee archdiocese

False

She backed other Republicans initially

Mostly False

Only a record in raw dollars

Recent stories from Tom Kertscher

Third attack ad vs. Tony Evers in teacher porn has some of the same problems

Also: In Context look at Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's comparing the national anthem and slavery songs.

In Context: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar comparing national anthem to songs of slavery

Also: Fact checking Tony Evers and Leah Vukmir, the big winners in Wisconsin's primary elections.

Closer look at the big primary winners: Tony Evers and Leah Vukmir

The Democratic nominee for governor and the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate on the Truth-O-Meter.

Countdown to primary Tuesday: Two big races

Final fact-check look at GOP primary for U.S. Senate, Democratic primary for governor.

High 5: Most-clicked fact checks include guns and patriotism, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump

How much more wealth three people have compared to 160 million Americans also in the mix.

In Context: Tammy Baldwin's CNN interview on immigration

Was it as bad as Kevin Nicholson says in his repeated criticisms?

Fact-check look at 4 issues raised in debate for Democratic candidates for governor

Prisons vs UW, rape kits, business creation and Foxconn.

Updated: Fact tracking the 2018 candidates for Wisconsin governor

Also: Fact tracking the U.S. Senate candidates. 

'Pretending to be gay'

Examining GOP claim about remarks in 2011 by Kelda Roys, Democrat for governor.

Trump doing a little better lately on the Truth-O-Meter

Ahead of his Wisconsin visit, a look at his latest fact checks.