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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love watching you out-wit Juan Williams on the O’Reilly Factor!

BabyElephantWalk on July 10, 2012 at 6:53 PM

I am definitely with you, but a gnat could outwit Juan Williams. :P

the new aesthetic on July 10, 2012 at 6:56 PM

We’re lucky to have you MKH. Welcome aboard!

Kataklysmic on July 10, 2012 at 6:56 PM

MKH comes across as a level headed conservative who can be reasoned with.

She won’t last 2 weeks here if she maintains that same level of civility.

Uppereastside on July 10, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Thanks SO much for sharing that.

Del Dolemonte on July 10, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Fantastic and welcome. One thing, what does “editor at large” mean for this place?

guido911 on July 10, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Ed, You’re in trouble now…MKHammer will make you work.

Kilroy on July 10, 2012 at 6:57 PM

She won’t last 2 weeks here if she maintains that same level of civility.

Uppereastside on July 10, 2012 at 6:29 PM

You won’t last here much longer either, you bigoted troll. It’s only a matter of time.

CurtZHP on July 10, 2012 at 6:32 PM

libfreeordie “banned” itself on the Allen West thread. It was something to behold.

Del Dolemonte on July 10, 2012 at 6:58 PM

I love Mary Katharine Ham’s writing. So glad she is now at HotAir!!

Welcome, MKH!!

bluegill on July 10, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Fantastic and welcome. One thing, what does “editor at large” mean for this place?

guido911 on July 10, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Great question, and a hat tip to some twitter user: editor of large things.

the new aesthetic on July 10, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Welcome Mary Katherine! Love your work on Fox News Channel, and looking forward to reading your blogging here!

Susanboo on July 10, 2012 at 6:59 PM

This is some great news! Welcome Hammer

jdsbengaltiger on July 10, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Great question, and a hat tip to some twitter user: editor of large things.

the new aesthetic on July 10, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Which, of course, eliminates Allahpundit and his cats.

the new aesthetic on July 10, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Does BO’R still talk down to her? Can’t stand to watch anymore when he’s on.

bbhack on July 10, 2012 at 7:00 PM

HotAir is on the up-and-up lately.

bluegill on July 10, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Woot!!!! Welcome MKH! Fabulous addition to Hot Air!

dominigan on July 10, 2012 at 7:03 PM

What a wonderful addition! I’ve been a fan for a while. Welcome, MKH!

katy the mean old lady on July 10, 2012 at 7:03 PM

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.

The over-under on when she bolts for another job is 6 months.

rcpjr on July 10, 2012 at 7:03 PM

*clink!*

Welcome MKH!

stvnscott on July 10, 2012 at 7:05 PM

I’ve always been a fan of Mary Katharine. This is great news, welcome to Hot Air!

ookete on July 10, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Nice addition, welcome aboard MKH.

Hobo with a laptop on July 10, 2012 at 7:06 PM

… Ha. Glad to work with some of my favorite writers, and just hope I can keep y’all entertained.

Mary Katharine Ham on July 10, 2012 at 6:38 PM

“Entertained”, are you kidding? With you on board, Hot Air went from entertained to exhilarated, at light speed. Can’t wait for your first “regular” post.

Like your handle, too. ;-)

TXUS on July 10, 2012 at 7:06 PM

A warm welcome Mary Katharine

I always love your smile and eye gestures when you are about to give Juan Williams a good verbal spanking

audiotom on July 10, 2012 at 7:06 PM

What an unexpected pleasure! This is better than finding crisp bills in the dryer or quarters in the couch. Yee-haw! “Go you hairy Dawgs!”

On a more somber note, Mary Katherine possesses a keen mind and a quick wit. I hope she has a thick skin as well. She’ll need it when posting here, especially if she jumps in the shark tank (the comment section) and mixes it up with with the rest of us little fishies. We have some real predators patrolling these here waters.

Welcome aboard, Mary Katherine!

ariel on July 10, 2012 at 7:07 PM

libfreeordie “banned” itself on the Allen West thread. It was something to behold.

Del Dolemonte on July 10, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Saw that….strange. What was all the hullabaloo about some one putting a link with it’s private information up???

Hey, UpperButtCrack!!

Hint Hint…..

BigWyo on July 10, 2012 at 7:07 PM

AWesome. Mary K.H. and Erika J. Now quick…fire that Allahpundit !!

birdhurd on July 10, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Congratulations all around!

sissywillis on July 10, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Bishop?

This just in:

Kudos: Fox News commentator Mary Katharine Ham joins Hot Air as editor-at-large

Posted at 3:11 pm on July 10, 2012 by Twitchy Staff

HAMMER TIME!!!

I loves me some Mary Katharine Ham!
http://hotair.com/?s=%22Mary+Katharine+Ham%22+

ITguy on July 10, 2012 at 4:00 PM

ITguy on July 10, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Hot Air, where the women are conservative and strong and the men are ….

bw222 on July 10, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Sweet!

NealK on July 10, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Welcome aboard Mary Katharine.

TooTall on July 10, 2012 at 7:10 PM

From last night’s QotD – bad timing

Hot Air is becoming a petrified private club of old farts. And I hate to see it.

minnesoter on July 10, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Schadenfreude on July 10, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Hot Air, where the women are conservative and strong and the men are ….

bw222 on July 10, 2012 at 7:09 PM

N e r v o u s ?

the new aesthetic on July 10, 2012 at 7:11 PM

I didn’t think you could make the best blog on the net any better.Man was I wrong.

docflash on July 10, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Wow, the only way this could get better is if we were to get Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen as bloggers!

the new aesthetic on July 10, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Welcome aboard, Mary Katherine! Katharine

ariel on July 10, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Sorry ’bout that.

ariel on July 10, 2012 at 7:13 PM

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.

Looks to me like she can’t keep a job! (I kid, I kid)

I was hoping Gibbsy would join the team, or maybe James Earl Jones – now that he’s figured out the Tea Party – but oh well. I guess MKH will just have to do…

Mr_Magoo on July 10, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Outstanding! great addition to Hot Air i say! =) Welcome aboard MK!

sadsushi on July 10, 2012 at 7:14 PM

AWESOME!

Tomolena1 on July 10, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Welcome MKH! gives her a noogie lol oh btw love the ‘girls’

sonnyspats1 on July 10, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Welcome, MKH!

bikerhd on July 10, 2012 at 7:16 PM

This puts the WIN in win-win situation!

Glad you are here more fully MKH!

Metanis on July 10, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Welcome aboard Miss Ham!

Brains, beauty, and the ability to think on her feet. An excellent combination!

Bubba Redneck on July 10, 2012 at 7:18 PM

*CLINK*

TXUS on July 10, 2012 at 6:43 PM

*clink!*

Seven Percent Solution on July 10, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Finally! Really looking forward to MKH’s editorial input at HA.

Look out Allahpundit—you’ll have to endure Duke basketball and Coach K Open Threads! Woohoo!!!

conservative pilgrim on July 10, 2012 at 7:19 PM

libfreeordie “banned” itself on the Allen West thread. It was something to behold.

Del Dolemonte on July 10, 2012 at 6:58 PM

No kidding?? :world’s tiniest violin:

Oh, and welcome MKH! Glad to have you here!

hoosiermama on July 10, 2012 at 7:19 PM

So when are we going to see a thread on HBO’s The Newsroom? The Koch Brothers run the Tea Party you know and the Tea Party people are too stupid to even know it!

And people like Mike Lee and Sharon Engel were calling for a violent overthrow of the government, or something.

(Lisping” “Mr. Limbaugh! Mr. Limbaugh! It’s true. The Newsroom on HBO says so!”)

Mr_Magoo on July 10, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Hamnation!!!

flicker on July 10, 2012 at 7:21 PM

welcome, mary katherine!! =)

Sachiko on July 10, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Fantastic. She’s smart…and yummy.

BuckeyeSam on July 10, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Welcome Mary Katherine! Always love to see you set Juan straight on O’Reilly.

silvernana on July 10, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Wonderful news MKH! Glad you are back. I’ve missed you here.

Now let’s kick some Obama butt.

Terri on July 10, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Hot Air, where the women are conservative and strong and hot and the men are ….

bw222 on July 10, 2012 at 7:09 PM

FIFY

Hot Air, where the women are conservative and strong and hot and the men are ….

. . . happy, drooling, and on the lookout for the missus.

Bubba Redneck on July 10, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Welcome! This just made my day.

SailorMark on July 10, 2012 at 7:22 PM

She’s a good bowler, too.

flicker on July 10, 2012 at 7:23 PM

WOW MKH, perusing HA just got much much easier on the eye

screwauger on July 10, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Del Dolemonte on July 10, 2012 at 6:58 PM

wow…

cmsinaz on July 10, 2012 at 7:27 PM

It’s good news as long as she realizes that Ed is the face of Hotair and this community expects to see his pictures on the home page several times a week. Today is an understandable exception.

bayam on July 10, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Welcome Back!!

KCB on July 10, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Great addition. Welcome MK.

Southernblogger on July 10, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Finally! Really looking forward to MKH’s editorial input at HA.

Look out Allahpundit—you’ll have to endure Duke basketball and Coach K Open Threads! Woohoo!!!

conservative pilgrim on July 10, 2012 at 7:19 PM

:-), :-D, LOL!

Ohhh, Yeah! That’s what I’m talkin’ about!

Dream Ticket
Mar 8, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 24 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM

ITguy on July 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM

This is exciting news!

bicentennial babe on July 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Deviled Ed and Ham

gerrym51 on July 10, 2012 at 7:31 PM

MK, welcome, I think you’re going to like it here, I pretty much run things around here, so please let me know if you need anything.

Akzed on July 10, 2012 at 7:34 PM

She’s a good bowler, too.

flicker on July 10, 2012 at 7:23 PM

That was hilarious! assuming you are referring to the time she went to the bowling alley with the Town Hall crew in tow to film her trying to bowl a 37 (Obama’s score). I wish she’d repost that video, or someone could come up with a link.

ariel on July 10, 2012 at 7:35 PM

I am now convinced – this is the year of the DAWG! Mary Kat is a DGD! GATA!

NeoDawg on July 10, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Excellent! Great news!

Tanya on July 10, 2012 at 7:35 PM

When does the Hot Gas swimsuit calendar come out?

Akzed on July 10, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Please everybody, and I made the mistake once earlier, it’s Katharine, with an “a”. She came from a very poor family, and they’d run out of “e”s when she was born, having only one “e” left for her.

TXUS on July 10, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Pretty cool news!

cs89 on July 10, 2012 at 7:37 PM

She won’t last 2 weeks here if she maintains that same level of civility.

Uppereastside on July 10, 2012 at 6:29 PM

…unlike you…she won’t be farting over every thread she comes on!

KOOLAID2 on July 10, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Oy vey, not kosher!
J/k Welcome aboard, MKH!

TheRabbi on July 10, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Awesomesauce!!!

ButterflyDragon on July 10, 2012 at 7:39 PM

N e r v o u s ?

the new aesthetic on July 10, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Hot Air…

Where men are men,

and sheep are nervous.

turfmann on July 10, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Very good news.

CW on July 10, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Hot Air, where the women are conservative and strong and the men are…. bw222 on July 10, 2012 at 7:09 PM

…above average?

Seriously Mary, let me know if you need anything. You can contact me thru Bishop if necessary, just be sure to let him know that you need to hear back from me. So, catch ya later.

Akzed on July 10, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Call my girl, we’ll do lunch.

Akzed on July 10, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Welcome Mary Katharine.

Let me give you some advice.

Get a picture of you in that wonderful hunter green outfit you wore last week on I think some Fox show, maybe Bill’s show. Have Allah and Ed use that for all of your stories posted here.

Your hair color was absolutely dynamite with that shade of green.

I just thought it was important that you get this important feedback.

KirknBurker on July 10, 2012 at 7:41 PM

I just thought it was important that you get this important feedback. KirknBurker on July 10, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Never hearda this guy MK. Just so you’ll know.

Akzed on July 10, 2012 at 7:43 PM

libfreeordie “banned” itself on the Allen West thread. It was something to behold.

Del Dolemonte on July 10, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Good timing, MK! Welcome!

kakypat on July 10, 2012 at 7:45 PM

This is wonderful! I hope you enjoy your new position at HotAir, I am positive that we will.

Cindy Munford on July 10, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Welcome MKH.

I wanted to mention that Ed and AP are awesome bloggers and as Editor-At-Large just keep your eye Allah to make sure he uses proper grammar.

He is the guy with the paper bag on his head.

SparkPlug on July 10, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Marty Cathleen Haim, Meh!
-inthemiddle of libfreeordiet and verbulance.

the new aesthetic on July 10, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Cindy Munford on July 10, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Hey you were the one from whom I first learned that Allah wears a paper bag on his head. Right? No one knows who he is, right?

SparkPlug on July 10, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Congratulations, and welcome :)

j_ehman on July 10, 2012 at 7:49 PM

That’s great!

Always enjoyed your writing and especially the video you did some time ago — an allegory about the health care bill, perhaps? I don’t remember — with the two sloppy lazy guys who took up residence in your living room, and your dumping them afterward. Hilarious!

Welcome aboard, MKH!

PatriotGal2257 on July 10, 2012 at 7:49 PM

… Ha. Glad to work with some of my favorite writers, and just hope I can keep y’all entertained.

Mary Katharine Ham on July 10, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Or stimulated. Nice to have you At Large. Look forward to your maiden post.

de rigueur on July 10, 2012 at 7:50 PM

alrighty then! Welcome MKH!

Go Dawgs!

ted c on July 10, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Akzed on July 10, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Good thing I know you because your three posts hitting on MKH could be seen as odd as the stylist’s comment. I’m going to have to go see if lorien has chimed in.

Cindy Munford on July 10, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Welcome MKH glad to see you back!

xplodeit on July 10, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Welcome MK. Your hotness is much appreciated.

sbvft contributor on July 10, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Yay! Much love for MKH! She rocks!

Minorcan Maven on July 10, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Welcome MKH.

Did you ever wear Go-Go boots?

/BMore

SparkPlug on July 10, 2012 at 7:52 PM

SparkPlug on July 10, 2012 at 7:47 PM

His mom! Just kidding. From what I gather Ed, Mrs. Malkin, obviously, the gentlemen from Red Eye and probably Ms. Ham know him in “real life”.

Cindy Munford on July 10, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Welcome, MKH!!! Love you’re writing!!!

ladyingray on July 10, 2012 at 7:53 PM

ariel on July 10, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Actually, I was half remembering a video of her reporting on-site about a small town someplace. She bowled a strike at the local alley — but either way, she had good form.

flicker on July 10, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Things are lookin’ up!

Cylor on July 10, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Oooh Raaah, it’s HAMMER TIME.

Grinch on July 10, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Welcome to HotGas MKH !

As a long-time fan of your work, it’s nice to find you here on one of my must-read sites.

Great catch for the site!

notta_dhimmi on July 10, 2012 at 7:55 PM

I’ve been slackin’ off on my hotair duties as of late. This gives me a good reason to get ‘back up on the wagon’ if you will…./

ted c on July 10, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Cindy Munford on July 10, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Oh my gosh, I was just being welcoming! Don’t give her the wrong idear!

Akzed on July 10, 2012 at 7:56 PM

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