Yellowhammer News

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Yellowhammer News is an American conservative website that publishes news and political commentary pertaining to Alabama.[1] It is owned by Yellowhammer Media. It was founded in 2011 by Alabama native Cliff Sims[2] who left in January 2017 to work in President Donald Trump's administration as assistant communications director for White House messaging, as well as a special assistant to Trump himself.[3][4] (Sims left that job after 17 months and wrote the memoir Team of Vipers about the experience.) When he left Yellowhammer, Sims sold the company to Tim Howe[5] and John Ross, both former directors of the Alabama Republican Party.[6]


  1. ^ Weigel, David (December 22, 2015). "Supporters trust Ted Cruz, even when the tape says not to". Washington Post.
  2. ^ Alexander, Alan (December 3, 2014). "Yellowhammer Multimedia launches clothing line". Birmingham Business Journal.
  3. ^ "Yellowhammer CEO Cliff Sims set to resign after accepting role in the Trump White House". WVTM-13 (published January 20, 2017). January 20, 2017.
  4. ^ Gore, Leada (October 25, 2016). "Donald Trump launches nightly Facebook show with Yellowhammer's Cliff Sims among hosts". (published October 24, 2016).
  5. ^ Gore, Leada (August 16, 2018). "Lobbyist listed as owner, editor of Yellowhammer blog". Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  6. ^ Smiley, Lauren. "As You Like It: A partisan site in Alabama exploits trust in local news". Columbia Journalism Review. No. Winter 2019. Retrieved March 24, 2019.

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