Angie Drobnic Holan is the editor of PolitiFact, the national politics fact-checking website.
She directs, assigns and edits PolitiFact’s coverage of national politics and the presidential elections, including the debates and nominating conventions. She started with PolitiFact as a reporter and was on the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for fact-checking the 2008 election.
Holan has discussed PolitiFact and fact-checking on national television and radio, including CNN, NPR, C-SPAN, the PBS Newshour and Washington Week, among many others. She has presented on fact-checking methods at the Global Fact-checking Summits in Buenos Aires and in London.
Holan holds dual master’s degrees in journalism and library science. Her MS is from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and her MLS is from the University of South Florida, an information school accredited by the American Library Association. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Texas at Austin’s liberal arts honors program, Plan II.
Holan regularly writes book reviews of novels and nonfiction for the Tampa Bay Times, PolitiFact’s owner. Before coming to the Tampa Bay Times in 2005, she worked as a researcher and reporter for daily newspapers around the Southeast, covering government, politics, business and the environment.