Sean Ross | Editor
Sean Ross was raised in Mandeville, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. After graduating from Saint Paul’s School, he chose the Yellowhammer State as his new home. At the University of Alabama, Sean majored in political science and minored in public policy studies. He also got his start in the political world in Tuscaloosa, cutting his teeth as an omnipresent figure in the Student Government Association during his tenure at the Capstone before working on local races. Sean packed up and moved to Montgomery in 2017, transitioning quickly from college to the fast-paced world of campaigns. His political experience includes serving as the campaign manager for eighteen months on a major statewide race, grassroots coordination on statewide, local, and municipal races, and communications consulting. As Yellowhammer’s “Man in Montgomery,” Sean is your inside source of news for Alabama politics. You can reach him at Sean@Yellowhammernews.com.
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 | Managing Editor, 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 and his wife Elizabeth live in Birmingham with their two cats.
Andrea Tice | News Director, Yellowhammer News Network
Andrea Tice oversees the Yellowhammer News Network which provides news updates on the top and bottom of the hour to over 35 radio affiliates across the state. She brings a career of news and broadcast experience to the Yellowhammer team and is responsible for the curation, production and broadcast of state and national newscasts that reaches millions of Alabamians each week. Andrea graduated from Westminster College in western Pennsylvania with a degree in Broadcast Communications.
Julia Sayers Gokhale | Lifestyle Editor
Julia Sayers Gokhale is a writer and editor who has been working in the lifestyle journalism industry since 2012. She was Editor in Chief of Birmingham Magazine for five years and is now leading Yellowhammer News’ lifestyle content. Find her on Instagram at @juliasayers.
Zack Shaw | Sports Contributor
Zack Shaw is a contributing writer for Yellowhammer News and former walk-on for the Auburn Tigers. You can contact him on Twitter @z_m_shaw
Hayden Crigler | Sports Contributor
Hayden Crigler is a contributing college football writer for Yellowhammer News. You can contact him through on Twitter: @hayden_crigler.
Henry Thornton | Staff Writer and Daily Newsletter Editor
Henry Thornton was born and raised in Courtland, Alabama. All 587 of his neighbors say hello. He joined Yellowhammer News in November of 2019 after a variety of jobs in the world of Alabama Politics. An avid Atlanta Braves fan, Henry lives in Montgomery and reports on state government matters among several other topics. In his spare time Henry enjoys books, movies, and helping his grandmothers use their computers.
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.
Scott Chambers | News Anchor, Yellowhammer News Network and Gulf State News Network
Born in Colorado, raised in Alabama, Scott is rooted in the deep south. He is an anchor on the Yellowhammer News Network as well as the founding anchor for Yellowhammer’s new division, the Gulf State News Network, broadcasting to the Gulf Coast of Florida. Scott brings years of broadcast and voice acting to millions each day. “I’m truly blessed by the opportunities I’ve been given in life,” says Scott. “I’m a full time voice actor and currently serve as the commercial and promo voice for several national brands. From wireless providers to soft drinks, I’ve voiced it. I’m one of the guys that you hear, but never see on TV.”
J. Holland | News Anchor, Yellowhammer News Network
Veteran newsman J. Holland began his radio career in 1973 in Dalton, Georgia at WTTI-AM and came to Alabama in 1974. He was part of the pioneering WQEN-FM (Q-104) in Gadsden in 1976. He learned the news business under the guidance of the late Dave Fitz, the legendary WAAX-AM newsman who also wrote for many state newspapers. A veteran talk show host in Alabama for over 20 years, J. has an extensive political background and often host political events and broadcast programs. His newscast can be heard daily on radio stations across the state.
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.
Allison Ross | Publisher and Owner
Allison Ross became the Publisher & Owner of Yellowhammer Multimedia in 2017 and works with both the editorial and business development sides of the business. She has led several organizations over a variety of industry sectors including real estate, tax credit consulting, and over 11 years in economic development services. Allison graduated from the University of Alabama with a focus in broadcast news. She and her husband John have two children and reside in Guntersville, AL.
Tim Howe | Strategist
Tim Howe has nearly two decades experience in public relations, governmental affairs and campaign consulting in Alabama. His background has placed him in a unique position to advise Yellowhammer Multimedia’s content expansion. An avid college football fan and buddy to rescue dogs, he is a graduate of Clemson University and Cumberland School of Law. Tim and his wife, Shelby, reside in Pike Road, Alabama. He is a member and Deacon at Trinity Presbyterian Church. Tim is an owner of Yellowhammer Multimedia, LLC.