Mary Katharine Ham

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Mary Katharine Ham
Mary Katharine Ham CPAC 2014 Portrait.jpg
Mary Katharine Ham at CPAC 2014
Born (1980-04-05) April 5, 1980 (age 35)
Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Occupation Journalist
Spouse(s) Jake Brewer (2011–present)
Children 1

Mary Katharine Ham (born April 5, 1980) is an American journalist. She is Editor-at-Large of Hot Air, a contributing editor to Townhall Magazine, and a Fox News Channel contributor.[1] At CPAC 2014, she was presented with the ACU Blogger of the Year award.[2]


Ham was born on April 5, 1980 in Montgomery, Alabama. She was raised in Durham, North Carolina and graduated from Riverside High School in 1998.[3] She graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.

Ham wrote for the Richmond County Daily Journal, where she was a columnist and managing editor, and The Washington Examiner.[4] 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.[5] The series ended in June 2008.[6]

Ham 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.[7][8]

She has written for The Daily Caller and The Weekly Standard, and is a paid contributor on the Fox News Channel. Ham appears regularly on Bill O'Reilly's Fox News Channel 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.[2][11]

Personal life[edit]

Ham is married to Jake Brewer.[12] They have a daughter.[13][14] Her father, Jon Ham, is also a journalist and blogger.[15]


  1. ^ Rothstein, Betsy (11 July 2012). "Ham Now Officially Full of HotAir". FishbowlDC, The Revolving Door. Mediabistro, Inc. Retrieved November 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "ACU Announced Mary Katharine Ham as Blogger of the Year ...". The American Conservative Union. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Ham, Jon (17 August 2011). "Trinity Park’s Mary Katharine Ham to speak in Durham". JLF Triangles Blog. John Locke Foundation. 
  4. ^ Patrick (27 May 2008). "Katharine Ham For". FishbowlDC, The Revolving Door. Mediabistro, Inc. Retrieved 28 September 2009. 
  5. ^ Kevin Aylward (11 November 2007). "Video Of The Year". The 2007 Weblog Awards. 
  6. ^ Mary Katharine Ham (6 June 2008). "Last HamNation: Obama on Your Shoulder!". 
  7. ^ Brewer, Jake (22 August 2011). "The Morning Majority on WMAL". Flickr. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  8. ^ Rothstein, Betsy (5 March 2012). "WMAL’s Ham Abruptly Signs Off". FishbowlDC, The Revolving Door. Mediabistro, Inc. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  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. ^ CPAC 2014 – Blogger of the Year Award – Mary Katharine Ham. YouTube. 7 March 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "Mary Katharine's Husband JAKE BREWER on WMAL". YouTube. 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  13. ^ "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 
  14. ^ "Timeline Photos". Facebook. 11 August 2013. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  15. ^ "Carolina Journal Print Columnists – Jon Ham". Carolina Journal Online. 2014. 

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