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Background: PolitiFact team

Bill Adair, 47, is the Editor of PolitiFact and the Washington bureau chief for the St. Petersburg Times.

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Bill Adair, 47, is the Editor of PolitiFact and the Washington bureau chief for the St. Petersburg Times.

Bill Adair, 47, is the Editor of PolitiFact and the Washington bureau chief for the St. Petersburg Times. He has worked in Washington since 1997 and has covered Congress, the White House, the Supreme Court, national politics and aviation safety. He is the winner of the Everett Dirksen Award for Distinguished Coverage of Congress and the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award. He and his wife, Katherine, live in Arlington, Va., with their children Miles, Annie and Molly.

Scott Montgomery, 42, is the supervising editor of PolitiFact and senior editor for government and politics at the St. Petersburg Times. He joined the Times in 2003 after a tenure as managing editor of CQ Weekly, the magazine of Congressional Quarterly. He and his wife, Times deputy managing editor for entertainment and lifestyles Christine Montgomery, live in Gulfport with their son, Quinlan.

Amy Hollyfield, 38, is senior editor for nights for the St. Petersburg Times. During the presidential campaign she was deputy politics editor, where she wrote and edited for PolitiFact. She and her husband, Lawrence, live in Tampa with their daughters Alara and Alessandra.

Angie Drobnic Holan, 36, is a staff writer and researcher for PolitiFact.com. She has worked as a researcher at the St. Petersburg Times since 2005, and she holds a master's degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She and her husband, Mark, live in Tampa.

Rob Farley, 42, is a staff writer for PolitiFact, and has been a reporter with the St. Petersburg Times since 1998. He won a 2008 Casey Medal for stories about the dramatic rise in antipsychotic drugs prescribed to children. He and his wife, Mary, live in Safety Harbor with their children MacLeod and Declan.

Matthew Waite, 34, is the developer of PolitiFact and a news technologist at the St. Petersburg Times, where he combines journalism with programming to create new products for the Times and its Web site, tampabay.com. He and his wife, Nancy, live in Largo with their children Paige and Brady.

Martin Frobisher, 55, is the designer of PolitiFact.com and has been a Web designer at the St. Petersburg Times for 10 years. He and his wife, Times deputy managing editor for administration Jeanne Grinstead, live in St. Petersburg and have two grown sons, Sanford and Thomas.

Alexander Lane, 36, is a reporter for PolitiFact based in Washington, D.C. Previously, he was a staff writer for the New Jersey Star-Ledger. As a freelance journalist, he has contributed to This American Life, Chow.com, Portland magazine and other publications. He holds a master's degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He has also worked as a musician and a cook.

Background: PolitiFact team 04/20/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 2:26pm]
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