|Born||July 10, 1988 (age 26)
|Alma mater||University of Arizona|
|Occupation||Journalist, political commentator, author|
Katie Pavlich (born July 10, 1988) is a Croatian-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 program The Five.
Background and career
She is news editor for Townhall.com, a contributing editor to Townhall Magazine, and a Fox News contributor. Pavlich has a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Arizona and became an alternate co-host for The Five in the summer of 2013. 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, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC and Fox Business, in addition to a host of 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 it, and he wrote, "Pavlich has done a careful job of putting the pieces together in her book and is fearless in presenting them"
In the book, she argued,
"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."
Personal life and viewpoints
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Pavlich, a graduate of the University of Arizona, lives in the Washington, D.C., area. She grew up in the mountainous areas of northern Arizona, and she has been long interested in both river rafting and hunting, with a love for the outdoors that she picked up from her father.
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
- Pavlich, Katie. Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-Up. Regnery Publishing. ISBN 9781596983212.
- "Katie Pavlich Biography at FoxNews.com".
- "Katie Pavlich biography at Townhall.com".
- "Katie Pavlich biography at National Review Institute".
- "Katie Pavlich honored at CPAC as blogger of the year, Twitchy.com".
- "Katie Pavlich's 'Fast and Furious'".
- Adelmann, Bob (April 18, 2012). "Book Review: "Fast and Furious" by Katie Pavlich". The New American. Retrieved October 19, 2013.
- Howley, Patrick (March 8, 2013). "Katie Pavlich considering 2022 Senate run against John McCain". Daily Caller. Retrieved March 25, 2014.