The Dispatch FAQ

What is The Dispatch and who owns it?

The Dispatch is published by Dispatch Media, Inc. a digital media company providing engaged citizens with fact-based reporting and commentary on politics, policy and culture—informed by conservative principles. We deliver that work in newsletters, articles, and podcasts.

Dispatch Media is a majority employee-owned company. Excluding founders and employees, no single individual or entity owns more than 5.61 percent of the company. 

What Is The Dispatch Fact Check?

The Dispatch Fact Check is a signatory to the International Fact Checking Network’s Code of Principles and a partner in Facebook’s third-party fact checking network. Only Dispatch staffers named below participate in the fact checking operations.

  • Alec Dent is a writer for The Dispatch Fact Check. He is a graduate of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at UNC Chapel Hill, and previously worked for the UNC Program for Public Discourse.

  • Khaya Himmelman is a writer for The Dispatch Fact Check. She is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School and Barnard College

  • Rachael Larimore is the managing editor of The Dispatch and the supervising editor of The Dispatch Fact Check. She assigns and edits fact checking stories.

  • Michael Reneau is the deputy managing editor of The Dispatch and assigns and edits fact-checking stories for The Dispatch Fact Check.

  • Steve Hayes is the co-founder, CEO, and editor of The Dispatch. Previously he was the editor-in-chief of The Weekly Standard. He also edits Dispatch Fact Check stories.

What is the company policy on political engagement and activism?

All employees of The Dispatch are prohibited from performing work for elected officials, candidates for office or political parties. Employees must agree to this policy as a condition of employment.

Where can I find information about The Dispatch staff?

Our current roster of editors and staffers can always be found here.

How can I contact The Dispatch?

We have numerous ways for you to reach our staffers. If you have general questions, please send them to If you would like to submit an article, social media posting, or statement by a public figure for fact-checking, please email And if you see something that appears to be an error, you can email