Founder & Owner
Lou Ann Hammond is the founder and owner of the first privately owned automobile website www.carlist.com. Carlist is the longest-running used car database, since 1986, even prior to the internet. Carlist.com syndicates their new car reviews to autotrader.com and nadaguides.com.
Lou Ann has developed an automotive and energy issues related website, www.drivingthenation.com, that covers a broader range of subjects than solely the automotive or the energy industry. Driving the Nation encompasses both automotive and energy issues to show the audience how dependent we are on both.
Hammond’s varied background in the petroleum and automotive industry gives her an analyst insight into the myriad levels of automobile and energy topics. She has participated in the following news genres;
Ms. Hammond guests on MSNBC, CNBC, The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, and Fox Business News, providing insight into the global car culture, advanced technology energy, and the oil business. Hammond addresses current and promising future energies and technologies that drive America today and tomorrow.
Hammond guests regularly on the nationally syndicated John Batchelor Show. The John Batchelor radio show gets more male 25-40 listeners than Limbaugh or Hannity. Hammond also guests on the automotive centric Motortrend radio.
Wired Magazine, Auto Aficionado, Pink magazine, Vicarious, Via Corsa and Green Car Journal.
Co-host Real Wheels Washington Post car chat – Friday morning
Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show
Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine – Korea
Juror – Women’s World Car of the Year #WWCOTY