Holan

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 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

PolitiFact’s 2018 Lie of the Year coverage

We summarize several stories about Lie of the Year. 

Why PolitiFact doesn’t use the word ‘lie’ — except once a year

We usually avoid the word 'lie'.' That’s because of the tricky issue of claiming to know a person’s intention. 

A look back at Lie of the Year, 2009 to 2017

PolitiFact awards the Lie of the Year to the most significant falsehood or exaggeration of the past 12 months. Here’s a look back at the past nine years of "winners."

2018 Lie of the Year Readers’ Poll results

Readers weigh in on the most significant falsehood of 2018.

PolitiFact’s Lie of the Year: Online smear machine tries to take down Parkland students

Together, the lies against the Parkland students in the wake of unspeakable tragedy were the most significant falsehoods of 2018. We name them PolitiFact’s Lie of the Year.

A fact-checking milestone: Factcheck.org turns 15

FactCheck.org turns 15 years old this week, so it’s a good moment to salute Brooks and his co-founder Kathleen Hall Jamieson for the important role they’ve played as pioneers in our movement.

Is the new NAFTA the biggest trade deal ever, as Donald Trump said?

Trump touted the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement as the biggest trade deal ever. Here are the facts.

Lie of the Year 2018: Readers' Choice Poll

PolitiFact will soon announce our Lie of the Year -- the most significant falsehood of 2018, as chosen by our editors and reporters. We're also inviting PolitiFact readers to vote for the Readers' Choice award. 

Fact-checking Donald Trump's statement on Saudi Arabia, Khashoggi murder

President Donald Trump cast doubt over the CIA’s conclusion that Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Here's a fact-check of the statement on Saudi Arabia that Trump released on Nov. 20.

Midterm Facebook misinformation: Pipe bombs, menacing caravans and rampant voter fraud

The false claims came quickly and steadily over Facebook in the weeks before and after the midterm elections. We picked a few notable ones that we shot down.