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 (2015-12-22). "Supporters trust Ted Cruz, even when the tape says not to". Washington Post.
  2. ^ Alexander, Alan (2014-12-03). "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. 2017-01-20.
  4. ^ Gore, Leada (2016-10-24). "Donald Trump launches nightly Facebook show with Yellowhammer's Cliff Sims among hosts".
  5. ^ Gore, Leada (16 August 2018). "Lobbyist listed as owner, editor of Yellowhammer blog". Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  6. ^ Smiley, Lauren. "As You Like It: A partisan site in Alabama exploits trust in local news". Columbia Journalism Review (Winter 2019). Retrieved 24 March 2019.

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