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Katie Pavlich

Catherine Merri "Katie" Pavlich (born July 10, 1988)[2][3] is an American conservative commentator, author, blogger, and podcaster.[4]

Katie Pavlich
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Pavlich at the CPAC in 2018
Catherine Merri Pavlich

(1988-07-10) July 10, 1988 (age 30)
Arizona, United States
Alma materUniversity of Arizona[1]
OccupationJournalist, blogger, political commentator, author
Political partyRepublican
Gavy Friedson (m. 2017)


Early life and educationEdit

Pavlich was born in Arizona.[5] 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.[6][7][8][9]

In 2010, Pavlich earned a bachelor of arts degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Arizona.[1] As an adult woman with eligible ancestry, she became a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.[10][11]


Pavlich moved to the Washington, D.C. area and became news editor for, a contributing editor to Townhall Magazine,[12] and a Fox News contributor.[1] 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.[13] 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.[14]

Pavlich was named the 2013 Blogger of the Year at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)[citation needed] 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).

She was named the 2014 Woman of the Year and given the 2013 Conservative Leadership Award from the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute.[15]

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.[16]

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.[17]

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.[18]


  1. ^ a b c "Katie Pavlich". Fox News Channel. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  2. ^ "Katie Pavlich". Twitter. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  3. ^ "Katie Pavlich". Red Alert Politics. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  4. ^ "'The fix is in': CNN White House reporter says Trump is deliberately avoiding tough questions during press conferences". Business Insider. Retrieved 2018-07-01.
  5. ^ Owens, Bob (April 4, 2015). "Slugging it out on the Potomac". Bearing Arms. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  6. ^ "Alumni Listings". Sinaguah High School. 2006. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  7. ^ "Sinagua's volleyball team sweeps Glendale Apollo". Arizona Daily Sun. August 31, 2005. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  8. ^ Odeven, Ed (February 7, 2006). "Sinagua, Page advance to girls tourney title game". Arizona Daily Sun. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  9. ^ Odeven, Ed, and Glasenapp, Todd (February 20, 2006). "Sinagua, Page squads ready for Final Four". Arizona Daily Sun. Retrieved December 27, 2016.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  10. ^ Pavlich, Katie (July 3, 2014). "Proud to be an American". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  11. ^ "How to Join". Daughters of the American Revolution. 1776 D Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20006: © 1890 - 2017, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). Retrieved 21 November 2018. Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence is eligible to join the DAR.
  12. ^ "Katie Pavlich". Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  13. ^ "Katie Pavlich". National Review Institute. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  14. ^ Grynbaum, Michael M.; Haberman, Maggie (2018-06-25). "Sean Spicer Is Testing Out a New Job: TV Talk Show Host". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  15. ^ Williams, Rachel (July 11, 2014). "And the 2014 Woman of the Year Award Goes to ..." Townhall. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  16. ^ Tobias, Manuela (August 30, 2017). "Did Obama pardon a terrorist and a traitor, as Katie Pavlich said?". PolitiFact. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  17. ^ Bell, Chris (2018-11-16). "Backlash after 'sexist' Ocasio-Cortez tweet". BBC News. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  18. ^ "Conservatives are irate the Parkland shooter registered to vote from jail — as a Republican".

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