Dale Brauner

Dale Brauner

Investigative journalism, History, Politics ,
Fact Checker
Manhattan School of Music, Columbia University


  • Has fact-checked articles for The Balance since 2020
  • Master of Science in Journalism from Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism
  • Former deputy research chief at ESPN The Magazine
  • Has fact-checked content for Vanity Fair, Wired, GQ, and National Geographic titles


Dale Brauner is an experienced researcher and fact-checker. As deputy research chief at ESPN The Magazine, she managed a large research department and fact-checked a multitude of cover stories, investigations, profiles and columns. During her time at ESPN The Magazine, the publication won two American Society of Magazine Editors awards for General Excellence and scores of other industry awards.

Dale has also fact-checked cover stories, investigations and features for Vanity Fair, Wired, GQ and National Geographic titles.


Dale received a BA in French Horn Performance from Manhattan School of Music and an MS in Journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.