Meet our board


Angie Holan

Angie Holan

Member

Angie Drobnic Holan is the editor of PolitiFact. A a reporter, she was a member of the PolitiFact team that won the Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the 2008 election. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and a master’s of library science from the University of South Florida.


PolitiFact

Baybars Örsek

Baybars Örsek

Member

Baybars Orsek is the Chairman of Izlemedeyiz Association, a non-profit media based in Istanbul, and the executive founding editor of Dogruluk Payi, a fact-checking website covering Turkey’s political actors statements and government pledges.


Doğruluk Payı

Clara Jiménez Cruz

Clara Jiménez Cruz

Member

Cofounder of Maldita.es, a Spanish journalistic project that hosts a verification operation named Maldito Bulo (Damn Hoax). She was part of the High Level Group on disinformation appointed by the European Commission. Former team member of the TV show El Objetivo de Ana Pastor. She collaborates with laSexta, Onda Cero radio and various Spanish universities.


Maldito Bulo

Glenn Kessler

Glenn Kessler

Member

Glenn Kessler has been editor and chief writer of The Fact Checker since 2011. In a journalism career spanning more than three decades, Kessler has covered foreign policy, economic policy, the White House, Congress, politics, airline safety and Wall Street. He was The Washington Post’s chief State Department reporter for nine years; before that, he covered tax and budget policy for The Post and also served as the newspaper’s national business editor. He joined The Post in 1998 from Newsday, where he was part of two reporting teams that won Pulitzer Prizes in spot reporting.


The Washington Post Fact Checker

Govindraj Ethiraj

Govindraj Ethiraj

Member

Television & print financial journalist for over 25 years now focussed on fact checking and fake news busting, the first in India. Also founded India’s first data journalism initiative, the award-winning IndiaSpend, also a member of the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN). A Fellow of the Aspen Institute, Colorado.


FactChecker.in

Laura Zommer

Laura Zommer

Member

Executive and Editor-in-chief at Chequeado, the first initiative of fact-checking and verification of public discourse in Latin America. She is Professor of Right to Information at the University of Buenos Aires and writes in the daily La Nacion, where she has covered and conducted research on cases related to corruption, civil rights and justice for almost two decades. Laura has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Science at University of Buenos Aires and she’s also a lawyer and access to information and transparency activist. For her work as a journalist she received more than half a dozen awards: among them, in 2015, the Gabriel García Márquez Award from Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericana (FNPI) in the Innovation category for Chequeado and the expansion of fact checking in the region.


Chequeado

Peter Cunliffe-Jones

Peter Cunliffe-Jones

Member

Peter Cunliffe-Jones spent 25 years as a journalist, writing and commenting for numerous media but mainly the AFP news agency, from reporting on the Balkan wars of the 1990s and the end of military rule in Nigeria in 1999 to overseeing coverage in Afghanistan and China as Asia editor from 2003-2006. After a stint running the agency’s English-language online service 2007-2011, he joined the non-profit AFP Foundation, and in 2012 devised and launched Africa Check, the first fact-checking organization on the continent.


Africa Check