BIRMINGHAM, AL — One of the best-known and respected conservative voices is joining 1819 News.
Jeff Poor, host of the daily Jeff Poor Show on Mobile’s FM Talk 106.5 and editor of Breitbart News’ media vertical, Breitbart TV, has been named Political Editor of 1819 News.
With more than a decade of experience reporting on politics in both Alabama and Washington D.C., Poor has been a regular contributor to a number of Alabama news organizations and nationally with the Daily Caller and the Media Research Center.
“We are excited to bring Jeff to the 1819 News team as Political Editor,’’ said Ray Melick, Editor in Chief of 1819 News. “He has a proven track record of reporting on Alabama politics and is well-known across the state on multiple media outlets for both breaking and analyzing news and newsmakers – and presenting that information in a way that his readers and listeners understand and relate to.
“Jeff’s contacts go far beyond Montgomery, and he will not only be continuing his original reporting for the 1819 News audience on a daily basis, but as Political Editor will help shape and direct 1819 News’ expanding coverage of Alabama government and political leaders.”
At Breitbart TV, Poor manages a team of reporters to monitor and deliver highlights from radio and television news. He also serves as Breitbart’s political correspondent for the state of Alabama and its neighbors. He has also been a contributor to Yellowhammer News.
Poor is a regular guest on SiriusXM satellite radio’s Breitbart shows, and has appeared on the Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network and CBN. His work and reporting have been featured at The Drudge Report, The Washington Times and American Spectator, among many others.
"I am excited for the opportunity and my new role with 1819 News,” Poor said. “After spending time with Bryan [Dawson, 1819 News CEO] and Ray, I realized their vision and saw a lot of potential for what they were trying to build. I am thrilled about this new role as Political Editor."
Poor is a native to Alabama, growing up in Birmingham and receiving degrees from both Auburn University and The University of South Alabama. He lives in Mobile with his wife and one child.
1819 News is a wholly-owned independent subsidiary of the Alabama Policy Institute, which has been one of the strongest voices in the state, promoting and preserving Alabama Values for 33 years. Oversight for 1819 News is provided by a separate not-for-profit board of directors.