Glenn Kessler
Staff Writer

In an award-winning journalism career spanning nearly three decades, Glenn Kessler, who writes “The Fact Checker” column, 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, traveling around the world with three different Secretaries of State. Before that, he covered tax and budget policy for The Washington Post and also served as the newspaper’s national business editor. In 2007, St. Martins Press published his widely acclaimed book on Condoleezza Rice, The Confidante. Kessler appears frequently on television and has lectured widely on U.S. foreign policy.

Latest by Glenn Kessler

‘False’ ad is mostly true

‘False’ ad is mostly true

The Thom Tillis campaign in North Carolina says a Democratic ad is false, but is it really?

Obamacare spin: The president’s less-relevant statistic

Obamacare spin: The president’s less-relevant statistic

The president touted one number, and some reporters ran in the wrong direction.

The most popular fact checks of March

The most popular fact checks of March

Our monthly round-up of the most popular fact checks features Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz and presidential deceptions.

A fishy Education Department statistic

A fishy Education Department statistic

We do the math on the Obama administration’s surprising claim about for-profit education programs