Mary Katherine Ham back at Fox News, responds with touching message about ‘new gig’

A familiar face is back at Fox News Channel and viewers celebrated the news with cheers.

Mary Katharine Ham returned as a contributor to Fox News Media, back on the air Wednesday on “America’s Newsroom.” Ham was previously with Fox from 2007-2015, leaving to go to CNN as a contributor before being suspended there in 2022.

According to a Fox News press release:

A prominent journalist, author and speaker, Ham co-moderated a Republican presidential primary debate in 2016 for ABC News alongside David Muir, Martha Raddatz and Josh McElveen. In 2015, she co-authored the book “End of Discussion: How the Left’s Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun)” with FOX News Radio’s Guy Benson. She has also written for a number of publications including The Atlantic, USA Today and the New York Post.


Ham will reportedly remain a columnist for OutKick and continue hosting her bi-weekly podcast “Getting Hammered” alongside Vic Matus.

The 44-year-old journalist thanked fans for the outpouring of “kind words” on the news of her return to Fox News and is excited about her “new gig” which she shared in a post on X.

“Thank you for the kind words! I am indeed back on the team! It’s gonna be so fun to be back with so many longtime Fox friends on-air and behind the scenes,” she wrote.

“Media can be a crazy business, but there are moments it makes bonds that matter,” Ham continued.

“I truly got the best end of that deal when the viewers watched me grow up on-air, get married, have kids, go through some of the worst life can dish out, and then so many supported and prayed for my family and me all these years,” she added. “I hear from them often and I’m excited to see more of them in my new gig! Truly too many to name, but grateful for y’all.”

Her Fox News colleagues Dana Perino and Bill Hemmer welcomed her back on the air Wednesday as they discussed the crisis at the southern U.S. border.

(Video Credit: Fox News)

Ham departed CNN in 2022 after being suspended for comments she made about then-legal contributor Jeffrey Toobin and the Zoom masturbation scandal. She wrote about her experience of being “quiet suspended” in a blog post at the time, explaining how she was kept off the air as punishment but did not learn of the suspension until it was “rescinded” by the network’s new management.

“No one called me or my representation about it. There was no announcement of a suspension, or notification of in-house disciplinary action, which I would have preferred, even welcomed by comparison to serving a secret sentence,” she wrote.

She has endured personal challenges and tragedies over the years, losing her husband in an accident while expecting their second child. She remarried a few years later and is now the mother of 4 children.

Back at Fox, Ham shared her excitement on social media, writing, “Here we goooooooo!” as responses celebrated her return.

Frieda Powers


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