About Us


This site was founded by Josh Riddle and David Rufful in 2017 with a mission of reporting the news 24/7.

In a technological era driven fiercely by the mainstream media, Josh and David believe in publishing content that is newsworthy, significant and important to public interest, even if it might otherwise violate our Website Standards outlined here.

Josh and David began building websites as freshmen roommates at Dartmouth College in May 2009. They both also played college basketball and edited for the preeminent college newspaper, The Dartmouth Review. Prior to Dartmouth, Josh and David both studied at Northfield Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts.

Founders of American News, David Rufful (left) and Joshua Riddle (right)

Without any funding or outside support, Josh and David have built several of the largest websites in the world, which are regularly ranked among the Top 100 Desktop sites and Top 75 Mobile sites in the US. They have appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher, Fox & Friends, Huckabee, VH1’s Best Week Ever, The Huffington Post, Playboy Magazine, The O’Reilly Factor, Daily Kos, Power Line Blog, MTV and many other nationally syndicated radio stations, major web outlets, and national television programs.

Josh and David maintain exclusive ownership and control of this website, and it has been profitable throughout its entire history.