Amy Sherman - PolitiFact Staff Writer

PolitiFact Staff Writer

Amy Sherman is a staff writer for the Miami Herald and for PolitiFact Florida. She was born in Amherst, Mass., and moved to Minnesota to attend college at Macalester in St. Paul. She worked for the St. Paul Pioneer Press before moving to Florida in 2004 and joining the Miami Herald.

  1. Resident of The Villages Marsha Shearer, left, and Chris Stanley the President of the Villages Democratic Club prepare to protest President Donald Trump's visit where he will speak at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center on 1051 Main Street in The Villages on Thursday.
    A tweet from the state party sets off the attack.
  2. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with and Finnish President Sauli Niinisto at the White House in Washington on Wednesday.
    Trump lashed out at the media and Democrats on Wednesday for their descriptions of a whistleblower complaint.
  3. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla.
    Scott renews his talking point in the wake of an investigative story.
  4. Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg, top right, appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Aug. 26, 2019.
    A claim about how often the state law is used mostly checks out.
  5. President Donald Trump talks with reporters after receiving a briefing on Hurricane Dorian in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday in Washington.
    Dorian was a challenging storm to forecast. Still, Trump’s exaggerations were avoidable.
  6. Residents gather in the streets where a public bus was burned during clashes between Bolivarian National Guards and anti-government protesters in Urena, Venezuela, near the border with Colombia, on Feb. 24, 2019. A U.S.-backed drive to deliver foreign aid to Venezuela on Saturday met strong resistance as troops loyal to President Nicolas Maduro blocked the convoys at the border and fired tear gas on protesters.  (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
    There are several factual inaccuracies with his specific claim about Australia and the comparison to Venezuela.
  7. In this Sept. 14, 2018, file photo, Russ Lewis covers his eyes from a gust of wind and a blast of sand as Hurricane Florence approaches Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Associated Press)
    The idea has persisted for decades.
  8. Dordon Brack, aims a semi-automatic AR-15 that is for sale at Good Guys Guns & Range on Feb. 15, 2018, in Orem, Utah. An AR-15 was used in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
    Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has criticized a proposed amendment to ban assault weapons as “vague” and “misleading.”
  9. President Donald Trump speaks before signing H.R. 1327, an act ensuring that a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, July 29, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
    Trump says he and some of his workers spent time at the World Trade Center after the attacks and helped. Is there evidence of that?
  10. In this Feb. 19 file photo, children line up to enter a tent at the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Homestead. Immigrant advocates say the U.S. government is allowing migrant children at a Florida facility to languish in “prison-like conditions” after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border instead of releasing them promptly to family as required by federal rules.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
    A South Florida congresswoman criticized conditions at the Homestead facility in an interview with CBS Miami’s Jim DeFede.