James Famera

Feature Film Writing, Fact Checking, Creative Writing
Fact Checker
University of Illinois at Chicago


  • 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.