Mary Katharine Ham

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Mary Katharine Ham
Photo of Mary Katharine Ham at CPAC, 2014
Mary Katharine Ham at CPAC, 2014
Born (1980-04-05) April 5, 1980 (age 40)
Alma materUniversity of Georgia
(m. 2011; died 2015)

Mary Katharine Ham (born April 5, 1980) is an American journalist. She is a contributing editor for Townhall Magazine, a senior writer at The Federalist,[1] and a CNN contributor.[2]

She was previously a Fox News contributor and an editor-at-large for Hot Air.[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]

Ham describes her political leaning as "primarily fiscal- and security-conscious conservative".[9]

At CPAC 2014, she was presented with the ACU Blogger of the Year award.[2][10]

Personal life[edit]

Ham was married to Jacob Brewer, a White House aide. The couple married in 2011; two years later, Ham gave birth to their first child, a girl. Brewer died from serious injuries sustained in a bicycle accident on September 19, 2015.[11][12][13] Ham gave birth to their second child, a girl, in late 2015.[14]

Ham remarried on March 7th, 2020, to a man "completely off the social media grid."

Internet meme[edit]

PewDiePie, a Swedish YouTuber, uploaded episodes called "Pew News," of which he would pretend to be fictional news hosts. One of these fictional characters was named "Mary Katherine Ham," who later killed another fictional news host. This caught the attention of the real Mary Katharine Ham after a large number of people tweeted her about the incident.[15]


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  1. ^ "Mary Katharine Ham at The Federalist". Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "ACU Announced Mary Katharine Ham as Blogger of the Year ..." The American Conservative Union. March 6, 2014. Archived from the original on March 7, 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. Archived from the original on March 7, 2014. Retrieved September 28, 2009.
  5. ^ Kevin Aylward (November 11, 2007). "Video of the Year". The 2007 Weblog Awards. Archived from the original on December 12, 2007. Retrieved December 23, 2007.
  6. ^ Mary Katharine Ham (June 6, 2008). "Last HamNation: Obama on Your Shoulder!". Archived from the original on August 9, 2009.
  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. ^ Ryan Grim (June 3, 2007). "BlogJam: Hammin' it up". Politico.
  10. ^ CPAC 2014 – Blogger of the Year Award – Mary Katharine Ham. YouTube. March 7, 2014. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  11. ^ "Mary Katharine's Husband JAKE BREWER on WMAL". YouTube. 2011. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  12. ^ Balingit, Moriah; Siddiqui, Faiz (September 20, 2015). "'I lost part of my heart': Beloved White House staffer Jake Brewer mourned". The Washington Post.
  13. ^ "Fantastic news! Conservative superstar Mary Katharine Ham is expecting a baby". Twitchy Media. June 7, 2013. I make a joyous announcement on a wholesome late-night show.
  14. ^ Joyella, Mark (November 30, 2015). "Mary Katherine Ham Gives Birth to Daughter". TV Newser.
  15. ^ "Real reporter responds to PewDiePie meme about 'killing' Poppy Gloria". The Daily Dot. June 4, 2019. Retrieved July 1, 2020.

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