Mary Katharine Ham

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Mary Katharine Ham
Born (1980-04-05) April 5, 1980 (age 34)
Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Occupation Journalist
Spouse(s) Jake Brewer (m. 2011-present)[1]
Children Georgia (August 11, 2013)[2][3]

Mary Katharine Ham (born April 5, 1980 in Montgomery, Alabama) is Editor-at-Large at Hot Air [4] and a contributing editor at Townhall Magazine. Both are part of the Townhall/HotAir network at Salem Communications. Previously she was a host of The Morning Majority (5-9 a.m., Monday-Friday) on WMAL (simulcast on 105.9 FM and 630 AM) in Washington D.C. until March 5, 2012.[5][6] She has written for The Daily Caller, The Weekly Standard and is a paid contributor on the Fox News Channel.

Her video blog series for, "HamNation", won a Golden Dot award for Best Vlog of 2006 from the Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet and her HamNation video, "Sopranos DC", was voted "Video Of The Year" in the 2007 Weblog Awards.[7] The series ended in June 2008.[8] She occasionally posts new videos on her YouTube channel, "mkhammer".

Ham appears regularly on Bill O'Reilly's Fox News program, The O'Reilly Factor, usually with Juan Williams, and she has been a guest panelist on Fox's late-night satire show Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld. On February 4, 2014, she appeared on The View as a guest co-host.[9] Ham describes her political leaning as "primarily fiscal- and security-conscious conservative".[10]

At CPAC 2014, she was presented with the 'ACU Blogger of the Year' award.[11][12]

Early life and career[edit]

Although born in Alabama, Ham was raised in Durham, North Carolina and graduated from Riverside High School in 1998.[13] She graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. Ham has written for the Richmond County Daily Journal, (where she was a columnist and managing editor) and The Washington Examiner.[14]

Her father, Jon Ham, is also a journalist and blogger.[15]


  1. ^ "Mary Katharine's Husband JAKE BREWER on WMAL". YouTube. 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Fantastic news! Conservative superstar Mary Katharine Ham is expecting a baby". Twitchy Media. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 7 March 2014. "I make a joyous announcement on a wholesome late-night show" 
  3. ^ "Timeline Photos". Facebook. 11 August 2013. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Rothstein, Betsy (11 July 2012). "Ham Now Officially Full of HotAir". FishbowlDC, The Revolving Door. Mediabistro, Inc. Retrieved November 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ Brewer, Jake (22 August 2011). "The Morning Majority on WMAL". Flickr. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  6. ^ Rothstein, Betsy (5 March 2012). "WMAL’s Ham Abruptly Signs Off". FishbowlDC, The Revolving Door. Mediabistro, Inc. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  7. ^ Kevin Aylward (11 November 2007). "Video Of The Year". The 2007 Weblog Awards. 
  8. ^ Mary Katharine Ham (6 June 2008). "Last HamNation: Obama on Your Shoulder!". 
  9. ^ Treacher, Jim (7 February 2014). "And here’s Mary Katharine Ham on The View [VIDEO]". The Daily Caller. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  10. ^ Ryan Grim (3 June 2007). "BlogJam: Hammin' it up". The Politico. 
  11. ^ "ACU ANNOUNCED MARY KATHARINE HAM AS BLOGGER OF THE YEAR AT CPAC 2014". The American Conservative Union. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "CPAC 2014 - Blogger of the Year Award - Mary Katharine Ham". YouTube. 7 March 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  13. ^ Ham, Jon (17 August 2011). "Trinity Park’s Mary Katharine Ham to speak in Durham". JLF Triangles Blog. John Locke Foundation. 
  14. ^ Patrick (27 May 2008). "Katharine Ham For". FishbowlDC, The Revolving Door. Mediabistro, Inc. Retrieved 28 September 2009. 
  15. ^ "Carolina Journal Print Columnists - Jon Ham". Carolina Journal Online. 2014. 

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