Mary Katharine Ham is an American journalist who works as a staff writer for CNN. She is also a lead writer for The Federalist and previously worked for Fox News. Mary is a widow who tragically lost her husband in sad circumstances in September 2015. Read everything you need to know about her, her fortune, her biography, her age, etc.
Who is Mary Katharine Ham? Age, Ethnicity
Mary Katharine Ham is a journalist and CNN staffer and currently lives in Virginia. She was born on April 5, 1980, in Montgomery, Alabama, but although she was born in Alabama, Mary grew up in Durham, North Carolina. Her father is Jon Ham, who was a journalist and blogger himself. It is no wonder that her interest in journalism has been awakened. Mary had her high school education when she attended Riverside High School. She graduated high school in 1998 before enrolling in the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Here she majored in Journalism and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2002. The vibrant journalist is an American nationality, and she also belongs to the white American ethnic group.
How Her Career Began
The famous editor of Townhall Magazine began her exciting career in Rockingham, North Carolina. She wrote for the Richmond County Daily Journal, a North Carolina-based newspaper published by Heartland Publications. She then began writing for The Washington Examiner while working as a senior editor and columnist for the politically conservative website Townhall.com. Not content with just writing, Mary Katharine Ham created a video blog series on YouTube that she called “HamNation.
On HamNation, Mary uploaded videos for her viewers and won an award from the Institute for Politics, Democracy & Internet – a Golden Point for Best Vlog of 2006. And although she finished the video series in June 2008, one of her videos – Sopranos DC – won the 2007 Weblog Awards as “Video of the Year”. Until her retirement in March 2012, she hosted Morning Majority, a morning TV show in Washington D.C. on WMAL.
Mary Katharine Ham worked at Fox News Channel as a staff member, and she was also a regular face on Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News Channel show The O’Reilly Factor, where she frequently appeared with Juan Williams. She also appeared as a guest host on Fox’s late-night show Red Eye (popularly known as Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld). She also appeared as a guest co-host on The View. Apart from Fox, Mary Ham has written for The Weekly Standard and The Daily Caller.
Currently, Mary Katharine Ham is a CNN staffer, senior writer for The Federalist, an online (web) magazine where she covers areas such as culture, politics, public policy, and sports, as well as editor of Townhall Magazine and Hot Air.
What is Her Net Worth?
If you look at her flourishing career in journalism, you can already see what prospects she holds for the conservative commentator. She is currently considered one of the few rich journalists at CNN. Her annual salary is currently unavailable, but her net worth is estimated at just over $1 million.
Who is her Husband?
Mary Katharine Ham was married to Jake Brewer. They were married in 2011 and gave birth to their first child, Georgia Brewer, in 2013. The couple found joy in each other’s arms and enjoyed holidays and mountain walks together until 2015 when tragedy struck. Mary was expecting her second child when her husband, Jake Brewer, tragically died on September 20, 2015, from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident. He had set out on a cycling tour to help people with cancer in Howard County, Maryland. He allegedly lost control of his bike and was hit by an oncoming vehicle while trying to make a turn. His death was so deeply felt that condolences flooded Twitter and even attracted one from the White House.
Jake Brewer worked in the White House Office of Science and Technology as a senior policy advisor during the Obama administration. He was also co-founder of Define American, a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to immigration activism. Mary welcomed her second child, a little girl, later in 2015 and named her Garnet J. Brewer, after her late husband.
Quick Facts About Mary Katharine Ham – Height
- Name: Mary Katharine Ham
- Profession: Journalist
- Birthdate: April 5, 1980
- Horoscope: Aries
- Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama
- Nationality: American
- Alma mater: University of Georgia
- Political party: Republican
- Spouse: Jake Brewer (2011-2015)
- Children: 2 (Georgia Brewer and Garnet J. Brewer)
- Height: 5 ft 3 in (160 cm)
- Eye color: Brown
- Hair color: Dark Brown