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

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Change from Obama nominee to Trump nominees

Recent stories from Tom Kertscher

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.

Scott Walker kept promises to lower taxes, raise college grants; broke pledge to reduce energy costs

Also: All our fact checks in the governor's race

High 5: Fact checks on attacks in teacher porn case and on heath care get most clicks

Scott Walker-Tony Evers governor's race, Tammy Baldwin-Leah Vukmir Senate race, capture the attention.

Kept, Broken and Compromise: Rating 3 Scott Walker promises

Also: Rating Walker promises on toll roads, sales tax. 

Compromise and Kept: Rating two Scott Walker campaign promises

Also, video discussion: How PolitiFact Wisconsin works.

The workings of PolitiFact Wisconsin

Also: In the wake of another mass shooting, what we know from five recent gun fact checks.

In the wake of Middleton mass shooting, what we know about guns from five recent fact checks

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

In the governor's race, what to know about the TV ads on the teacher who viewed porn at school case

Sorting out what happened and how Tony Evers responded.

High 5: Governor's race (and beer) dominate the most-clicked fact checks

Also: All of our Scott Walker and Tony Evers checks in the governor's race.