Mary Katharine Ham Joins CNN After 8 Years at Fox

By Mark Joyella 

Mary Katharine Ham has joined CNN as a political commentator. She made her debut during Super Tuesday coverage, and was welcomed to the network by Jake Tapper.

Ham had announced the move earlier in the day in a post on her personal blog. “I am excited about the future and the new team I’ll be getting to know, and I’m elated to work with my friends S.E. Cupp, Amanda Carpenter, and Margaret Hoover. Not a bad crowd to run with, ladies.”

Ham, who most recently served as part of the debate panel for ABC’s Republican presidential debate in February, has worked for eight years as a contributor at the Fox News Channel:


Fox has been my television family for virtually my entire public career. And never was the word “family” more applicable than in the aftermath of the personal tragedy my family suffered last fall. My colleagues at Fox could not have been kinder, more responsive, or more generous in my darkest hours. Their on-air and behind-the-scenes prayer and love for were invaluable.