Bill Adair

Knight Professor of Journalism and Public Policy, Duke University; Creator of PolitiFact

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United States
Phone: (202) 463-0575

Bill Adair is the Knight professor of journalism and public policy, Duke University, and creator of PolitiFact. Previously, he was the Editor of PolitiFact and the Washington Bureau Chief for the Tampa Bay Times, formerly the St. Petersburg Times. He has worked in Washington since 1997 and has covered Congress, the White House, the Supreme Court, national politics and aviation safety. Adair is the author of “The Mystery of Flight 427: Inside a Crash Investigation,” a behind-the-scenes account of how the National Transportation Safety Board solved one of the biggest mysteries in aviation. He is the winner of the Everett Dirksen Award for Distinguished Coverage of Congress and the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award. He lives in Arlington, Va. with his wife and three children.

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