Mary Katharine Ham

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Mary Katharine Ham
Photo of Mary Katharine Ham at CPAC, 2015
Mary Katharine Ham at CPAC, 2015
Alma mater University of Georgia
Occupation Journalist
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jake Brewer (2011–2015; his death)
Children 2

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[1] and a CNN contributor. At CPAC 2014, she was presented with the ACU Blogger of the Year award.[2] She was previously a Fox News Channel contributor.[3]


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]

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 was married to Jacob "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,[12][13][13][14] Ham gave birth to their second child, a girl, in late 2015.[15] In 2011 she ran the Marine Corps Marathon in 4:22:14 with her husband. In 2016 while again running the MCM on an unseasonably warm day (4:44:10) she raised over $35,000 for one of her late husband's favorite charities "The Travis Manion Foundation", which benefits family members of American troops who died in war.

Her father, Jon Ham, is also a journalist and blogger.[16]


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  1. ^ "Mary Katharine Ham at The Federalist". Retrieved 2016-08-17. 
  2. ^ a b "ACU Announced Mary Katharine Ham as Blogger of the Year ...". The American Conservative Union. March 6, 2014. Retrieved March 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ Rothstein, Betsy (July 11, 2012). "Ham Now Officially Full of HotAir". FishbowlDC, The Revolving Door. Mediabistro, Inc. Retrieved November 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ Patrick (May 27, 2008). "Katharine Ham For". FishbowlDC, The Revolving Door. Mediabistro, Inc. Retrieved September 28, 2009. 
  5. ^ Kevin Aylward (November 11, 2007). "Video of the Year". The 2007 Weblog Awards. 
  6. ^ Mary Katharine Ham (June 6, 2008). "Last HamNation: Obama on Your Shoulder!". 
  7. ^ Brewer, Jake (August 22, 2011). "The Morning Majority on WMAL". Flickr. Retrieved March 6, 2014. 
  8. ^ Rothstein, Betsy (March 5, 2012). "WMAL's Ham Abruptly Signs Off". FishbowlDC, The Revolving Door. Mediabistro, Inc. Retrieved November 9, 2013. 
  9. ^ Treacher, Jim (February 7, 2014). "And here's Mary Katharine Ham on The View [VIDEO]". The Daily Caller. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
  10. ^ Ryan Grim (June 3, 2007). "BlogJam: Hammin' it up". The Politico. 
  11. ^ CPAC 2014 – Blogger of the Year Award – Mary Katharine Ham. YouTube. March 7, 2014. Retrieved March 7, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Mary Katharine's Husband JAKE BREWER on WMAL". YouTube. 2011. Retrieved March 7, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b Balingit, Moriah; Faiz Siddiqui (September 20, 2015). "'I lost part of my heart': Beloved White House staffer Jake Brewer mourned – The Washington Post". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 23, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Fantastic news! Conservative superstar Mary Katharine Ham is expecting a baby". Twitchy Media. June 7, 2013. Retrieved March 7, 2014. I make a joyous announcement on a wholesome late-night show 
  15. ^ Joyella, Mark (November 30, 2015). "Mary Katherine Ham Gives Birth to Daughter". TV Newser. AdWeek. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  16. ^ "Carolina Journal Print Columnists – Jon Ham". Carolina Journal Online. 2014. 

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