Angie Drobnic Holan is the editor of PolitiFact. She previously was deputy editor, and before that a reporter for PolitiFact, helping launch the site in 2007. She was a member of the PolitiFact team that won the Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the 2008 election. She has been with the Tampa Bay Times since 2005 and previously worked at newspapers in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and New Mexico.

She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and a master’s of library science from the University of South Florida. Her undergraduate degree is from the Plan II liberal arts program at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a native of Louisiana and attended the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts.

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Recent stories from Angie Drobnic Holan

What the Republican discharge petition means for DACA, ‘Dreamers’

Here’s an overview of the uncommon approach of discharge petitions, what it means for Dreamers and what it says about the power dynamic in congress.

A look into the business practices of Indiana's Republican Senate candidate Mike Braun

A Democratic Super PAC attacked GOP Senate candidate Mike Braun's business record. We took a closer look.

A closer look at payments to Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen

Several corporations admitted to paying President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen in hopes of gaining access to Trump or his thinking after financial records of the transactions were released by a lawyer representing Stormy Daniels.

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Fact-checking the 2018 Ohio primary

We fact-checked claims in the primaries for governor and U.S. Senate about guns, immigration and other topics

A preview of Indiana’s Republican Senate primary

The Indiana Republican Senate primaries taking place on May 8 will determine who takes on Sen. Joe Donnelly, one of the most vulnerable Democrats in the country, in November. We fact-checked the candidates on support for Trump, raising taxes, and trade deals.

Donald Trump's NRA speech, fact-checked

We fact-checked his May 4, 2018, address to the NRA-ILA forum.

The $130,000 Stormy Daniels payoff: Was it a campaign expenditure?

The public disclosure that Donald Trump repaid his lawyer for the hush money given to Stormy Daniels adds another twist to a steamy narrative. Does it spell new legal troubles? We asked a number of experts.

The timeline of Donald Trump’s explanations for the Stormy Daniels payment

President Donald Trump and his team repeatedly denied that Trump had a relationship with adult film actress Stormy Daniels, and left unclear Trump’s role in furnishing hush money to silence the porn star about their alleged 2006 affair.