Mary Katharine Ham is an American journalist who works with CNN as a contributor and she is also a senior writer at The Federalist and had previously worked with Fox News channel. Mary is a widow who tragically lost her husband in sad circumstances in September 2015. Read all you need to know about her, net worth, bio, age, etc.
Who is Mary Katharine Ham? Age, Ethnicity
Mary Katharine Ham is a journalist and a CNN contributor who currently resides in Virginia. She was born in Montgomery, Alabama on April 5, 1980, but even though she was born in Alabama, Mary was raised in Durham, North Carolina. Her father is Jon Ham, who himself was a journalist and blogger, it is no wonder where her interest in journalism was picked up from. Mary had her high school education as she attended Riverside High School. She graduated from high school in 1998 before enrolling at 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 of American nationality and she also belongs to the white American ethnicity.
How Her Career Began
The famous Townhall Magazine contributor began her exciting career in Rockingham, North Carolina. She was writing for Richmond County Daily Journal, a newspaper based in North Carolina and published by Heartland Publications. She moved on from that and began writing for The Washington Examiner while at the same time working as managing editor and columnist for the politically conservative website, Townhall.com. Not satisfied with just writing, Mary Katharine Ham created a video blog series on YouTube which she called “HamNation”.
On the HamNation, Mary uploaded videos for her viewers, and for that she won an award from the Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet – a Golden Dot award for Best Vlog of 2006. And even though she ended the video series in June 2008, one of her videos – Sopranos DC – won the 2007 Weblog Awards “Video of the Year”. She hosted Morning Majority, a Washington, D.C morning TV show on WMAL until she quit in March 2012.
Mary Katharine Ham worked at Fox News Channel as a contributor and she was also a regular face on the Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News Channel program, The O’Reilly Factor, where she often appeared with Juan Williams. She has appeared on Fox’s late-night show Red Eye (popularly called Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld) as a guest panelist. She also appeared on The View as a guest co-host. Asides from Fox, Mary Ham has written for The Weekly Standard and The Daily Caller.
Presently, Mary Katharine Ham is a CNN contributor, a Senior Writer at The Federalist, an online (web) magazine where she covers areas such as culture, politics, policy, and sports, an editor for Townhall Magazine and Hot Air.
What is Her Net Worth?
Looking at her burgeoning career in journalism, one can already see the prospect it holds for the conservative commentator. At the moment, she is considered to be one of the few rich journalists on CNN. Her annual salary at the moment is not available but her net worth is estimated to be a little over $1 million.
Who is her Husband?
Mary Katharine Ham was married to Jake Brewer. They got married in 2011 and gave birth to their first child, Georgia Brewer in 2013. The couple found joy in one another’s arms and enjoyed vacations and mountain hikes together until 2015 when tragedy struck. Mary was expecting their second child when her husband, Jake Brewer, tragically lost his life on September 20, 2015, from injuries sustained in a bike accident. He had gone to participate in a bike ride to support people living with cancer in Howard County, Maryland. While on it, he was reported to have lost control of his bicycle and was hit by an oncoming vehicle as he tried to take a curve. His death was so 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 that is involved in immigration activism. Mary welcomed their second child, a baby 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
Birthdate: April 5, 1980
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama
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
Net worth: $1 million