James Famera

Title: Fact Checker
Education: University of Illinois at Chicago
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Expertise: Feature Film Writing, Fact Checking, Creative Writing
  • Reviews articles at The Balance by fact-checking for accuracy and adding inline citations
  • Researched and fact-checked information for the Discovery Channel
  • Fact-checked, edited, and pitched sports stories as a Senior Editor at Bridgehead Media
  • Has written about film and television for various web and print publications, including the Huffington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune
  • Edits video scripts and locates video assets at ZergNet


James Famera is a writer and editor with over a decade of experience. His work has appeared in ZergNet, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, AOL, the Huffington Post, Company Cue, Bridgehead Media, and the Los Angeles News Group. James also gained experience as an editor and fact checker for Bridgehead Media, where he reviewed articles and bios prior to publishing.

At Dotdash, James has fact-checked articles on a variety of content, including health, business, and finance. As a fact checker for The Balance, he spends hours each week ensuring articles are updated accurately and verifies all facts by citing trusted sources in the finance industry.


James received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Illinois and a certificate in Feature Film Writing from UCLA.

About The Balance

The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.