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"One of the most recognized conservative voices
in America"
- Washington Post 


Armstrong Williams is a pugnacious, provocative and principled voice for conservative and Christian values in America's public debate. With properties in Europe and the United States, Williams is a multifaceted entrepreneur.

An avid reader, art collector, and third-generation Republican, Williams has become a multi-media wonder, taking stands for what's right on radio and television, in print and cyberspace. Focusing on issues such as the work ethic, personal responsibility, welfare reform, affirmative action, and especially the restoration of morality in today's society, he brings an independent view with a refreshing twist to the central issues of our day.

Williams’ daily and nationally syndicated television show on Sinclair Broadcast network affiliates, The Armstrong Williams Show, is broadcast live every Saturday on News Channel 8 in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. The program features human interest and political topics, including interviews with leading lights and experts from across the political spectrum.

Finally, he is the CEO of Howard Stirk Holdings, a holdings company that owns broadcast television stations around the United States, designating Williams as the largest broadcast television owner in the United States


"We want to uplift people we want to give people real self-esteem and real worth."


Howard Stirk Holdings, wholly owned and operated by media mogul Armstrong Williams, occupies a unique niche in the television broadcasting industry – an industry where fewer than 2% of owners are minorities. HSH dominates its sector under Williams’ leadership by featuring in-depth discussions with national and global power brokers, celebrating the stories of everyday Americans, and cutting through partisan noise to expose unvarnished truths about American politics.

With annual revenues of over $35 million and rising, Howard Stirk Holdings joins the prestigious list of national business success stories including World Wide Technology Inc., ActOne Group and Bridgewater Interiors, llc.

HSH’s appearance among the BE 100s represents the culmination of consistent, robust growth of a business strategy employed by Williams since 2013.  In 2015, with the acquisition of two additional television stations, Williams became the largest black owner of TV stations in America, with a total of eight stations under current ownership.  Williams honed his entrepreneurial acumen while working on his family-run farm in rural South Carolina.  


The Team



John Keys

Director of Operations,

Howard Stirk Holdings

Derek Keys


Howard Stirk Holdings

Ira Hersh

Senior Accountant

Clyde Vanel

Legal Counsel,

Howard Stirk Holdings

Anthony Carr

Vice President,

Howard Stirk Holdings

Brandon Ponder

Chief Financial Officer

Kevin Harris

Director of Social Media

Devon Smith

International Correspondent,

Howard Stirk Holdings

Ann Gilcrest

Office Manager

Shirley Dave

Executive Vice President,

Howard Stirk Holdings

Aaron Brock

Director of Programming,

Howard Stirk Holdings

Adean King

Vice President,

Graham Williams Group

Colby May

Legal Counsel,

Howard Stirk Holdings

The best and the brightest.

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