Editor and Chief Writer, The Washington Post’s Fact Checker
Kessler was on the “Lying in politics, weaponizing fake news and attacking journalists” panel at ISOJ 2023. Watch the presentation here.
Glenn Kessler has been editor and chief writer of The Washington Post’s Fact Checker since 2011, making him one of the pioneers of political fact-checking. In a journalism career spanning nearly four decades, Glenn 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 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. He joined the Post in 1998 from Newsday, where he was part of two reporting teams that won Pulitzer Prizes in spot reporting.