Jon Greenberg, Politifact staff writer

Jon Greenberg

Politifact staff writer

Jon Greenberg is a staff writer with PolitiFact. He was part of the PolitiFact team during the 2012 presidential election and was one of the fact-checkers who launched PunditFact in 2013. Prior to that, he was executive editor at New Hampshire Public Radio and a Washington reporter for National Public Radio. He has twice won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for investigative reporting.

PolitiFact’s top 10 fact-checks of 2018

Pants on Fire!
In no surprise, Pants on Fire claims rank high among readers.

The VAís private care program gave companies billions and vets longer waits

John Moen, a Vietnam veteran in Plano, Texas, tried to use the Choice Program for physical therapy this year rather than travel to Dallas, where the VA had a six-week wait. But it took 10 weeks for him to get an appointment with a private provider. (Dylan Hollingsworth for ProPublica)
Trump wants to supersize a program that spent almost a quarter of its funds on overhead.

How ProPublica and PolitiFact reported the VA story

John Moen, a Vietnam veteran in Plano, Texas, tried to use the Choice Program for physical therapy this year rather than travel to Dallas, where the VA had a six-week wait. But it took 10 weeks for him to get an appointment with a private provider. (Dylan Hollingsworth for ProPublica)
Explaining the reporting methods.

PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking the Florida governorís debate between Ron DeSantis, Andrew Gillum

Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, left, speaks about his Democratic opponent Andrew Gillum during a CNN debate, Sunday in Tampa. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Florida voters got their first side-by-side look at the states top two candidates for governor Sunday. The differences between Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum were abundant and..