Pavlich at the CPAC in 2018
Catherine Merri Pavlich
July 10, 1988
Arizona, United States
|Alma mater||University of Arizona|
|Occupation||Journalist, blogger, political commentator, author|
Gavy Friedson (m. 2017)
Early life and educationEdit
Pavlich was born in Arizona. She grew up in the mountainous areas of northern Arizona, where she developed interests in outdoors activities such as river rafting and hunting. Pavlich graduated from Sinagua High School in Flagstaff, where she played volleyball and basketball.
In 2010, Pavlich earned a bachelor of arts degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Arizona. As an adult woman with eligible ancestry, she became a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Pavlich moved to the Washington, D.C. area and became news editor for Townhall.com, a contributing editor to Townhall Magazine, and a Fox News contributor. In the summer of 2013, she became an alternate co-host for The Five, a panel talk show on the Fox News Channel. She is also a National Review Washington Fellow. Pavlich has appeared on many national and local radio shows on channels including Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, and Fox Business. Starting in 2018, she co-hosted the podcast "Everything’s Going to Be All Right" with former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
Pavlich was named the 2013 Blogger of the Year at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) for her coverage of the ATF gunwalking scandal, commonly referred to as the Fast and Furious scandal.
She has authored Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-Up (2012) and Assault & Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women (2014).
In August 2017, Pavlich was retweeted by President Trump. Her tweet incorrectly asserted that President Obama had pardoned Chelsea Manning and Oscar López Rivera, when Obama had, in fact, commuted their sentences.
In November 2018, she criticized Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic member of Congress, for wearing expensive clothes for a photo shoot. Pavlich said that it was "hypocrisy at its best." Ocasio-Cortez responded, noting that she did not keep the clothes she wore for the shoot.
That same month, she interviewed Andrew Pollack, the father of a Parkland school shooting victim, on Fox News. The father falsely claimed that Democrats were registering criminals in Florida jails. Pavlich did not challenge the father's assertions, which contradicted all public evidence.
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