J. Pepper Bryars | Editor
J. Pepper Bryars grew up in Mobile and brings 23-years of experience in journalism and political communication and has spent time as a newspaper reporter, an aide to a congressman and governor, and as a presidential appointee in the Defense Department. His work has appeared in multiple major newspapers including the Birmingham News, Mobile Press-Register, Huntsville Times, the Mississippi Press, and at AL.com. He is the author of “American Warfighter.”
Rachel Blackmon Bryars | Managing Editor
Rachel Blackmon Bryars grew up in Birmingham and began her career as a TV reporter in Richmond, Virginia. She is a former college instructor and has been published in the Washington Post, Washington Examiner and various Washington-area newspapers. She holds a master’s degree in communication with a political focus from the Johns Hopkins University where she earned an honors distinction on her experiment-based thesis, and she studied journalism at Palm Beach Atlantic University, where she was a varsity soccer player. She and J. Pepper live in Huntsville with their five children.
Walker Miller | Art Director
Walker is in charge of graphic design needs for Yellowhammer Multimedia including images for the site, media proposals, ad creation, and logo design. Originally from Montgomery, Walker now lives in Birmingham.
Trent Baker | Social Media Manager, Wire Curator
Trent Baker began working with social media while attending Birmingham Southern College as an intern for a Birmingham marketing firm. Since 2015, Baker has been reporting sports and politics for Breitbart, in addition to managing the Twitter account for the site’s video vertical. He is the adoptive father of two cats.
Jeremy Beaman | Contributing Writer
Jeremy is in his final year at the University of Mobile, studying English and philosophy. He spent the summer of 2017 with the Washington Examiner as a Student Free Press Association journalism fellow and is a student reporter for The College Fix. He has written on matters as diverse as Alabama bourbon and Mobile’s refugee resettlement program. In true Orwellian fashion, his senior thesis explores the failures of language within the public square, particularly within journalism and politics.
James Choi | Editorial Assistant
From Montgomery, AL, James earned his Bachelors of Sciences degree in Psychology from Auburn University of Montgomery and has completed his Master’s of Divinity with an emphasis on Worship Music from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is happily married to his wife, Jessica and lives with their golden retriever, Bella.
Jessica Havin | Editorial Assistant
Jessica Havin lives in Madison with her husband and homeschools their five children. She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she graduated cum laude with a B.A. in middle school language arts and a minor in speech and theater. After working as a teacher, Jessica became a transcriptionist with one of the top general transcription companies in the United States, transcribing some of the most popular podcasts in the country and having her work featured in a New York Times Bestseller.
Dale Jackson | Contributing Writer
Dale Jackson is a 14 year veteran of talk radio, beginning his career in Gainesville at the University of Florida. He is currently an award-winning, top rated radio host of the “The Dale Jackson Show” on WVNN in Huntsville, AL, where he also hosts a weekly television program on WAAY31, “Guerilla Politics”, which debuted in February 2016. Dale remains a controversial, yet straight forward source of news and information for the Tennessee Valley, and has been featured in national articles and television programs, such as Breitbart, the Washington Post, MSNBC, HLN, CNN, and The Seth Meyers Show.
Johnny Kampis | Contributing Writer
Johnny Kampis has been published in such outlets as The New York Times, Daily Caller and Atlanta Journal-Constitution during his two decades in journalism. He wrote about the devastating 2011 tornado in Tuscaloosa for Time.com and his story about the White House visitor logs during the Obama administration was the lead story on FoxNews.com. He currently is a reporter for the Washington, D.C.-based Taxpayers Protection Alliance Foundation, writing about government waste. He previously served as a reporter for The Tuscaloosa News, The Decatur Daily and The Cullman Times. His book “Vegas or Bust: A Family Man Takes on the Poker Pros,” released in 2018.
Brendan Kirby | Contributing Writer
Brendan Kirby, a 23-year journalism veteran, is a senior reporter covering national politics for LifeZette, a political and culture website founded by Fox News host Laura Ingraham. He 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. 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. The Philadelphia native — a lifelong rabid fan of that city’s professional sports teams — stays out of the Alabama-vs.-Auburn civil war.
Kyle Morris | Contributing Writer, Email Newsletter Editor
Kyle Morris was raised in Heflin, Alabama, a small city near the Georgia state line. After graduating from Cleburne County High School, he immediately began his college career. He is now a senior at the University of Alabama where he is majoring in telecommunication and film and minoring in political science. Kyle co-hosts a Saturday radio show titled “The Weekend Briefing” that is sponsored by Yellowhammer News. After graduating from college, Kyle has plans to work for a major news network in America. Kyle has also been a contributor for The Daily Caller since 2017.
Jeff Poor | Contributing Writer
Jeff Poor is an editor for Breitbart News. He began his journalism career in 2005 writing a weekly column for Lagniappe in Mobile, which he continues to write today. Before starting at Breitbart in 2013, Poor was the media reporter for the Daily Caller in Washington, D.C. for three years and a business media analyst for the Media Research Center in Alexandria, Va. for three years prior to that. Poor holds a bachelor’s degree in Building Science from Auburn University and bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of South Alabama.