Katie Pavlich at CPAC, 2013
|Born||Catherine M. Pavlich
July 10, 1988
|Alma mater||University of Arizona|
|Occupation||Journalist, political commentator, author|
Katie Pavlich (born July 10, 1988) is an American conservative journalist, primarily known for her work at the online news magazine Townhall.com as well as for authoring the book Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-Up. A National Review Washington Fellow, she's appeared numerous times as a television commentator, notably on the Fox News Channel program The Five.
Catherine M. Pavlich was born on July 10, 1988 of Croatian, German, Irish, and Australian descent. Self-described as a Daughter of the American Revolution, she was raised in the mountainous areas of northern Arizona, and developed interests in river rafting, hunting, and a love of the outdoors from her father. She graduated from Sinagua High School in Flagstaff, and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Arizona.
After completing her degree in 2010, Pavlich moved to the Washington DC area and became news editor for Townhall.com, a contributing editor to Townhall Magazine, and a Fox News Channel contributor. In the summer of 2013, she became an alternate co-host for The Five. She is also a National Review Washington Fellow. As a reporter, she has covered topics ranging from White House scandals and the 2012 presidential election to the Second Amendment and U.S. border issues. Pavlich has shared her perspective on multiple media venues, including Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, and Fox Business, in addition to numerous national and local radio shows. She is a regular speaker on college campuses across the country.
She is the author of a book on the same subject, Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-Up (2012). With a foreword written by former ATF agent Jay Dobyns, the book attracted praise from author and pundit David Limbaugh, who stated that "Katie is a terrific reporter and whistleblower" and called the work an "an eye-opening book." Columnist Bob Adelmann of The New American, a publication of the John Birch Society, also lauded the book, writing, "Pavlich has done a careful job of putting the pieces together in her book and is fearless in presenting them."
In the book, Pavlich argues:
Operation Fast and Furious wasn't a "botched" program. It was a calculated and lethal decision to purposely place thousands of guns into the hands of ruthless criminals. The guns weren’t accidentally misplaced or lost. They didn't just somehow "fall into the wrong hands" by mistake. The operation was a coordinated and planned effort not to track guns but to arm thugs south of the border for political gain.
In July 2014, Pavlich published her second book, Assault & Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women. In the book, she writes:
It's a two-part war—a war waged to make all women subscribe to certain social behavior, involving complete sexual "liberation" and "independence", and a war waged to convince women that the Democratic Party is the party that will give them everything they need to achieve that narrow-minded view on life—if they pledge their political allegiance. This is not about women's rights. It's about political power and the agenda of the Left, and how a radical feminist movement can conveniently fit into that power grab. Erasing the GOP's historical role in women's rights is key because it hides the plain truth of how the Left hijacked the movement and made it something that the original suffragettes never wanted or could imagine.
On July 10, 2014, the Clare Booth Luce Policy Institute honored Pavlich as the Woman of the Year. In accepting the honor, Pavlich said, "The American people, and young women in particular, can no longer afford to let the deceptive rhetoric of the left dominate the national dialogue. It’s truly a privilege to continue to work with my conservative colleagues in creating a more powerful voice for our cause."
Potential 2022 Senate campaign
In March 2013, Pavlich posted on her Twitter account that she was mulling a 2022 Senate primary run against incumbent John McCain in her homestate of Arizona. McCain would first have to win reelection in 2016, and has not announced whether or not he will seek reelection.
Awards and honors
- 2013 Blogger of the Year at the Conservative Political Action Conference
- 2013 Conservative Leadership Award from the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute
- 2014 Woman of the Year from the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute
- Pavlich, Katie (2012). Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-Up. Regnery Publishing. ISBN 9781596983212.
- Pavlich, Katie (2014). Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women. Threshold Editions. ISBN 9781476749624.
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- Adelmann, Bob (April 18, 2012). "Book Review: Fast and Furious by Katie Pavlich". The New American. Retrieved October 19, 2013.
- Pavlich, Katie (2012). Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up. Washington DC: Regnery Publishing. p. 162. ISBN 978-1596983212.
- Pavlich, Katie (2014). Assault & Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women. New York: Threshold Editions. p. 60. ISBN 978-1476749600.
- Williams, Rachel (July 11, 2014). "And the 2014 Woman of the Year Award Goes to ...". Townhall. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
- Howley, Patrick (March 8, 2013). "Katie Pavlich considering 2022 Senate run against John McCain". Daily Caller. Retrieved March 25, 2014.