Welcome Hot Air’s new editor-at-large, Mary Katharine Ham

posted at 5:57 pm on July 10, 2012 by Allahpundit

This post is supposed to introduce her, but our longtime readers need no introduction. MKH’s work has been featured on Hot Air since the earliest days of the site. I doubt there’s a single HamNation vid from 2006-07 that didn’t end up on our front page. Ed and I have hoped for ages that she’d join HA, so natural a fit is she, but the competition for her writing is fierce: She’s worked for the Heritage Foundation, Townhall, the Weekly Standard, the Daily Caller, and even co-hosted a morning radio show in D.C., in addition of course to her weekly appearances on O’Reilly. And now, I’m thrilled to say, she works for us. Starting today, she’s our new editor-at-large. She’ll blog here, contribute to Townhall magazine, and debut her new video projects on the site. She’s simply a perfect addition as the campaign starts to heat up. Please give her a warm welcome in the comments.

MK is guest-hosting for Hugh Hewitt this week along with Townhall’s Guy Benson. She’ll be talking about this imminently, at 6 p.m. ET, on air with Guy and our own Ed Morrissey, so tune in right now.


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Just a guess; unemployment of Conservative writers = 0.05%.

Who is John Galt on July 10, 2012 at 9:52 PM

MKH,

Miss you in the mornings….please go back to WMAL.

BobMbx on July 10, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Just terrific news!Very exciting.

Cindy Cooper on July 10, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Hey MK, Allah doesn’t get up till around 2:00 PM so if ya wanna get some large comment driven posts in try around 10:00 – 2:00 and put something to do with Sarah in them with pics of course! Todd too put pics of Sarah and Todd kickin some butt!

ConcealedKerry on July 10, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Wow, MKH is on the team?

I won’t fully believe it until I see another edition of “Thiss week in Peeps”.

Hollowpoint on July 10, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Wooooohoooo!!!!!!

A conservative!!!! Thank you, God!

peacenprosperity on July 10, 2012 at 10:00 PM

I sure hope you add to our weekends, at least sometimes.

wolly4321 on July 10, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Good hire. Glad to see MKH on board.

Mr. D on July 10, 2012 at 10:07 PM

This is good news!..Welcome Mary Katharine Ham..:):)

Dire Straits on July 10, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Welcome aboard MKH!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kJTIbZM9Zo

More of this Please.

Garym on July 10, 2012 at 10:13 PM

MKH on HA. Alla better watch his six. LOL

Gebirgsjager on July 10, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Best news all day. I heard about it on WHK, coming home from work. (Late.) Loved the Sinunu clip.

Big fan. I’ll be reading along.

Buck Turgidson on July 10, 2012 at 10:19 PM

From Wizbang to Hot Air. Welcome home MK (eat your heart out Jay Tea) :)

Rovin on July 10, 2012 at 10:24 PM

That would be Sununu.

Sorry, John.

Buck Turgidson on July 10, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Mary Katharine Ham now HotAir’s editor-at-large?

Oh yes.

(Apologies to Allahpundit! What a great trio we now have here–Allah, Ed and Mary!)

Sir Rants-A-Lot on July 10, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Erika and Ham…….finally moving in the right direction.

nottakingsides on July 10, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Now all we need is a return of the VENT with guest appearances by the Boss (Michelle Malkin), and this site will be complete.

Rovin on July 10, 2012 at 10:38 PM

How many of you remember Mary Katharine’s “Better Living Through Activism” and “Better Living Through Bathroom Etiquette”? These are just priceless!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nviae7MKUIg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=a2TmRNYK8dw&NR=1

Sir Rants-A-Lot on July 10, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Mary Katharine Ham now HotAir’s editor-at-large?

Oh yes.

(Apologies to Allahpundit! What a great trio we now have here–Allah, Ed and Mary!)

Sir Rants-A-Lot on July 10, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Grrrrr….make that a great QUARTET–I did NOT intend to exclude Erika, who’s doing a super job here as well!

Sir Rants-A-Lot on July 10, 2012 at 10:40 PM

I was wondering what you were up to when I didn’t hear your melodious voice on WMAL anymore. Now Brian and Bryan are okay, but I did enjoy your insight.

Welcome back to HA!

DuctTapeMyBrain on July 10, 2012 at 10:45 PM

I’ve been following MK for quite some time on Twitter. Glad to see she has joined Hotair.

AnOldMan on July 10, 2012 at 10:50 PM

What a nice smile.

rdbrewer on July 10, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Hooray! I loved the HamNation videos. I hope to see more of your humorous side here at Hot Gas.

WWCathodeRay on July 10, 2012 at 10:56 PM

I hate the way Bill always interrupts you MKH.

tacodawn on July 10, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Another conservative HOT girl in the tub. How many progressive/liberal frogs will survive now?

jldhx on July 10, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Way to go, HA! This is like getting a surefire Hall-of-Famer with a first round draft pick.

thirteen28 on July 10, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Welcome, MKH. We look forward to hearing what you have to say unlike O’Reilly who always cuts you off.

Christian Conservative on July 10, 2012 at 11:20 PM

That is absolutely awesome! MKH is one of my favorite conservatives, she has the wit and humor to make really strong points.

Between her and Erika, HotAir has a duo of awesome conservative talent.

AZfederalist on July 10, 2012 at 11:22 PM

HC! MKH is @ HA…OMG will LOL all nyte.

Fynxbell on July 10, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Glad to have you aboard, MKat!

Ryan Anthony on July 10, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Welcome, MKH!!!! I am glad to have you here. Maybe Ed can get you as a regular guest on TEMS now that you are back? I miss Ham Cam. LOL

simkeith on July 10, 2012 at 11:47 PM

About time Hot Air upped its testicular fortitude quotient. Kick these simpering wimps’ byootocks, Mary Katharine.

rayra on July 10, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Winners all around! Especially your fans out here in Conservativania :-)

Very happy to see @mkhammer formally on board

DaMav on July 11, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Howdy!
Welcome!
Yay!

:D

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on July 11, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Outstanding!

Cheesestick on July 11, 2012 at 12:06 AM

That’s great and totally unexpected news! Look forward to seeing her work here. Also, now Ed can show a picture of MKH while he’s doing his radio show.

waelse1 on July 11, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Welcome MKH!

Patrap on July 11, 2012 at 12:26 AM

Ed and I have hoped for ages that she’d join HA, so natural a fit is she

Congrats, boys. MKH is a great talent to have back here at Hot Gas. Way to go.

Jaibones on July 11, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Allah, you are wrong about the “editor at large”.

I happen to think that MKH’s figure is quite trim and attractive!!!!! (not to mention her gorgeous face).

Then when she speaks, zowie, what a good role model for young conservative girls to model themselves after.

karenhasfreedom on July 11, 2012 at 12:40 AM

YES!

JeffB. on July 11, 2012 at 12:59 AM

Congrats all round to MKH and Hot Air! It is a great day. Team Obama to take credit for “saving or creating” MKH’s job in 5…4…3..2…

ghostwalker1 on July 11, 2012 at 1:14 AM

What a great addition.

Strong…smart…Conservative Woman with a great sense of humor (yea…she looks pretty good to).

Still remember talking to her at the Tea Party March on Washington a few years ago.Refreshing and engaging.

Glad she is on board.

Baxter Greene on July 11, 2012 at 1:25 AM

I’m like all YAY and stuff! Srsly!

crosspatch on July 11, 2012 at 1:35 AM

Sorry that I’m late to the party. Welcome, MKH. I’m HA’s most adorablest, middle-aged pain-in-the asp. A word of advice: If Lorien invites you anywhere/offers you anything…JUST SAY NO!
What?

annoyinglittletwerp on July 11, 2012 at 1:37 AM


Here’s one of my favorites.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 11, 2012 at 1:41 AM

The glamorous one. Welcome, MK. Always good to see you.

wolfsDad on July 11, 2012 at 1:53 AM

FAR OUT

John the Libertarian on July 11, 2012 at 2:31 AM

Welcome, MKH!

I never heard of Erika Johnsen before she joined Hot Air, and wasn’t sure how well she would do, but she’s been a great addition.

MKH, on the other hand, is a known factor, and has always been a pleasure.

Another great move IMO.

There Goes The Neighborhood on July 11, 2012 at 3:08 AM

Hot Air just went thermonuclear… in a good way!!!!

Yakko77 on July 11, 2012 at 4:41 AM

great news! miss you on wmal and wondered what you were up to.

perries on July 11, 2012 at 5:17 AM

Hooray!!! This is the best news I’ve seen on HotAir in a long time!! Welcome, MKH!!!

Eclectic on July 11, 2012 at 5:35 AM

Mary Katharine Ham, very cool.

TitularHead on July 11, 2012 at 5:57 AM

Welcome welcome welcome MKH. It’s good to see you and your pointedly whimsical attitude here.

This is very good news.
{^_^}

herself on July 11, 2012 at 6:45 AM

(It is also becoming a nice comment thread, too.)
{^_-}

herself on July 11, 2012 at 6:45 AM

Great news, indeed. It’s great to have MKH here at Hot Air!

flipflop on July 11, 2012 at 7:58 AM

But she is such a ham…and we love Ham! Looking forward to having her talent and insight displayed on HA during this critical election year!

Deano1952 on July 11, 2012 at 9:16 AM

This is good news! Welcome! This place ain’t what it used to be (neither am I) but at least you won’t have Bill O’really talking over you here. :-)

DanaSmiles on July 11, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Bring on the peeps!

Gothguy on July 11, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Great news!

Any chance MKH will put together more of those hilarious videos she used to do at Townhall?

EconomicNeocon on July 11, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Great pick-up by the GM. Making a great team even greater.

ChipDWood on July 11, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Welcome Mary Katharine! Great to have you aboard.

Buttercup on July 11, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Sweet! Welcome MKH!

GWB on July 11, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Welcome aboard

Freeloader on July 11, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Very happy to see Hot Gas has seen the light and is hiring real conservatives again. ;) Welcome!

alwaysfiredup on July 11, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Great news! Welcome!

strangenewworld on July 11, 2012 at 12:46 PM

MKH – and Erika – puttin’ the HOT in HotAir :)

Yeah, so it’s sexist. Bite me.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on July 11, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Been a fan of yours for years. Was thrilled to see you start showing up on O’Reilly some time ago, and wow, have you grown in that role, too. Another brilliant conservative woman!

As a group, you gals just blow the competing ideology outta the water. Congrats on this new gig, and keep up the fight! More than acknowledged, it’s you with the platforms and the audience that get the message(s) out-

NeoCon_1 on July 11, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Hallelujah!
Sic em MKH!

imaskeptic on July 11, 2012 at 8:59 PM

I for one welcome our new Editor at Large overlord! Welcome MKH!!!

Ordinary1 on July 12, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Been a fan for a while. Great to have you Mary Katherine!

shick on July 12, 2012 at 4:20 PM

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