Andy Specht

Andy Specht

PolitifactNC reporter

Professional Experience:
Nine years at the News & Observer covering Raleigh’s suburbs from 2010 to 2015, Raleigh City Hall from 2015 to 2017, and the General Assembly from 2017 to 2019.

News Philosophy:
The truth hurts, but it’s good for you.

Education:
Bachelor of Communication Studies from Campbell University, 2010

Birthplace:
Raleigh, NC.

Hobbies/Interests:
Playing basketball, traveling, eating spicy food.

Favorite Books & Movies:
Pulp Fiction and The Rum Diary.

Likes Best About North Carolina:
It’s one of only a few states with beaches and mountains.

Most Memorable Assignments:
Writing about a man who was struck by lightning and, years later, run over by a bear.