Mary Katharine Ham
|Mary Katharine Ham|
April 5, 1980 |
Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Mary Katharine Ham (born April 5, 1980 in Montgomery, Alabama) is Editor-at-Large at Hot Air  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.  She has also written for The Daily Caller and The Weekly Standard. She also is a paid contributor on the Fox News Channel.
Her video blog series for Townhall.com, "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. The series ended in June 2008. 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. She describes her political leaning as "primarily fiscal- and security-conscious conservative".
Early life and career
Ham 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. She has written for the Richmond County Daily Journal, Townhall.com (where she was a columnist and managing editor) and The Washington Examiner.
- "Ham Now Officially Full of HotAir - FishbowlDC". Mediabistro.com. July 11, 2012. Retrieved November 9, 2013.
- "WMAL’s Ham Abruptly Signs Off - FishbowlDC". Mediabistro.com. March 5, 2012. Retrieved November 9, 2013.
- Kevin Aylward (November 11, 2007). "Video Of The Year". The 2007 Weblog Awards.
- Mary Katharine Ham (June 6, 2008). "Last HamNation: Obama on Your Shoulder!". Townhall.com.
- Ryan Grim (June 3, 2007). ""BlogJam: Hammin' it up". The Politico.
- "Ham joins Examiner staff as Web site editor". The Washington Examiner. May 24, 2008. Retrieved September 28, 2009.
- "Carolina Journal Print Columnists - Jon Ham".
- *  on HotAir.com
- Archived 'HamNation' videos at Townhall.com
- Archived columns at Townhall.com
- Archived blog at Townhall.com
-  on The Daily Caller
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