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. At CPAC 2014, she was presented with the ACU Blogger of the Year award.
Mary Katharine 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 Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at 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. Hervideo 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".
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'sFox 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".