Red Banyan is pleased to announce that Sallie James has joined our team of PR and crisis communications experts.
As our Senior Content Strategist, Sallie will oversee a wide range of content creation.

Read our press release below for more information.


Red Banyan, a crisis communications firm that handles complex, high-stakes communications issues, has hired veteran journalist Sallie James as Senior Content Strategist. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Sallie will oversee a wide range of content creation and copywriting, assist clients with achieving earned media, and utilize her journalistic expertise to craft, edit and secure publication for a wide range of written materials. 

“I’m thrilled to be joining one of the leading crisis PR agencies in the U.S. and confident my reporting skills and background will help to further enhance the firm’s reach and reputation,” Sallie said. “I love sharing people’s stories and am looking forward to being part of a team known for professionalism and dedication to achieving results.”

Red Banyan Founder and CEO Evan Nierman stated: “Our industry-leading clients benefit immensely from the unique perspective that we provide, and that is due in part to our ability to recruit and retain talented former journalists. Sallie James is an excellent writer and communicator who will be a great addition. She has the skills and work ethic that our clients demand and deserve.”

Originally from Chicago, Sallie received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University. Upon graduation, she worked for two years as a newspaper reporter in Central Indiana, then moved to South Florida, one of the most competitive news markets in the country. Sallie subsequently spent more than 20 years combined covering crime, breaking news and city government at the Palm Beach Post and the Sun Sentinel.

After leaving daily journalism, Sallie worked for years in corporate communications and marketing, with stints at a law firm, a major automotive company and a large non-profit organization. She also freelanced as a stringer for C-SPAN and has written for a variety of community newspapers.

Sallie is an avid community volunteer who currently serves as a Guardian ad Litem for the 17th Circuit and is the proud mother of college-age twins.

Over the past decade, Red Banyan has established itself as one of the leading crisis PR agencies in the United States. With offices in South Florida, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, and Los Angeles, Red Banyan provides crisis management, litigation support, media relations and other strategic communications services to national and international clients.

About Red Banyan 
Red Banyan is a specialized communications firm and crisis management firm focused on solving complex, highly sensitive and mission-critical communications challenges. Specializing in crisis communications, corporate public relations, government relations, and legal PR, Red Banyan provides an integrated approach to communications rooted in strategy. Learn more at, become a fan on the Red Banyan Facebook page and follow the firm on Twitter and LinkedIn