Brendan Kirby, a 23-year journalism veteran, has signed on as a regular contributor to the new Yellowhammer News.
Kirby, who covers national politics for LifeZette, spent 15 years covering the courts, local government and politics for the Press-Register and Al.com in Mobile. During his time there, he won numerous statewide journalism awards, was finalist for the prestigious Green Eyeshade Awards and completed a fellowship in crime and justice reporting at the University of Southern California.
Before coming to Alabama, Kirby worked at the daily newspaper in Hagerstown, Maryland.
At LifeZette, Kirby covers national politics, with a particular focus on immigration issues.
The Philadelphia native — a lifelong rabid fan of that city’s professional sports teams — will contribute to Yellowhammer about how politics and the culture intersect in Alabama.
In 2015, Kirby wrote “Wicked Mobile,” which details some of the more salacious characters and events over the Port City’s colorful three-century history.
He lives in Daphne with his wife and children. Follow him on Twitter.