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

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

Noko Makgato

Noko Makgato

Noko has had an extensive career in the media sector as a journalist and manager. With a work experience of 20 years, Noko has a deep understanding of the competitive business environment specifically the online/digital media field coupled with expertise in news gathering and media management. In various senior roles in his career, he has led several creative teams successfully for a number of media organisations including BDFM (Tiso Blackstar). In his current role as Deputy Director of Africa Check, the continent’s first fact-checking organisation, he is responsible for operations of the organisation across four markets South Africa, Senegal, Kenya and Nigeria.


Africa Check

Tijana Cvjetićanin

Tijana Cvjetićanin

Tijana has been the co-creator, editor and author on the two only fact-checking platforms in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Istinomjer, set up at 2010, which tracks and rates the statements of public officials and implementation of pre-election promises of political parties in BiH; and Raskrinkavanje, set up in 2017, which is a media fact-checking project. Since 2018, she is also the lead editor of ‘FemFacts’, an international fact-checking project of News Mavens, which analyses reports on women and women-related issues in European media. Aside from her fact checking work, she has authored and co-authored several research studies and policy papers in areas such as political accountability, media/discourse analysis, media freedoms, EU integrations of BiH and government openness.


Istinomjer