Mary Katharine Ham
|Mary Katharine Ham|
Mary Katharine Ham at CPAC, 2014
April 5, 1980 |
Montgomery, Alabama, USA
|Spouse(s)||Jake Brewer (2011–2015; his death)|
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, senior writer at The Federalist and a CNN contributor. At CPAC 2014, she was presented with the ACU Blogger of the Year award. She was previously a Fox News Channel contributor for eight years.
Life and career
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. She graduated in 2002 with a bachelor of arts degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia.
Ham wrote for the Richmond County Daily Journal, Townhall.com where she was a columnist and managing editor, and The Washington Examiner. 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 has written for The Daily Caller and The Weekly Standard and was formerly a paid contributor on the Fox News Channel. Ham appeared 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. Ham describes her political leaning as "primarily fiscal- and security-conscious conservative".
Ham was married to Jake Brewer, a White House aide and co-founder of the immigration activism group, Define American. The couple married in 2011; two years later, Ham gave birth to their first child, a girl. Brewer died from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident in September 2015, Ham gave birth to their second child, a girl, in late 2015.
Her father, Jon Ham, is also a journalist and blogger.
In 2011 she ran the Marine Corps Marathon in 4:22:14 with her husband.
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