Aaron Sharockman

Aaron Sharockman

2016-2017 Reynolds Fellow

  Institutional fellow
  Reynolds Journalism Institute
  Executive director


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Website: http://www.politifact.com

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About Aaron Sharockman

Aaron Sharockman is the executive director of PolitiFact and the project leader of the organization’s RJI Fellowship.

Previously, he was the editor of PunditFact, a spinoff of PolitiFact. Before that he worked in various writing and editing roles at the Tampa Bay Times since 2003. 

Sharockman received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from Indiana University in 2003.

He resides in St. Petersburg, Florida, with his wife, Hillary and their needy cat, Mika. When he’s not busy, Sharockman enjoys golfing and a good craft beer.

Sharockman says he knew he wanted to be a journalist since working on his high school newspaper. Except for working one summer at a golf course, it’s the only job he’s ever had.

Aaron Sharockman is the executive director of PolitiFact and the project leader for PolitiFact’s 2016-2017 RJI Fellowship.

Stories about Aaron Sharockman

Trump-o-Meter: Tracking campaign pledges of President Trump

PolitiFact, a political claim and fact-checking website published by the Tampa Bay Times, created a new online tool to document the promises made by President Donald Trump during his campaign and track whether he stays true to those promises in the White House. Journalists can also use the promise-tracking tool to categorize the promises of local or state politicians. PolitiFact Executive Director Aaron Sharockman led the project.

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