Katie Pavlich
Pavlich in 2018
Catherine Merri Pavlich

(1988-07-10) July 10, 1988 (age 35)
EducationUniversity of Arizona, BA
Occupation(s)Journalist, blogger, political commentator, author
SpouseGavy Friedson (m. 2017)

Catherine Merri "Katie" Pavlich (born July 10, 1988)[1][2] is an American conservative commentator, author, blogger, and podcaster.[3]

Early life and education

Pavlich was born in Phoenix, Arizona, to a family of Croat and German descent.[4] She grew up in the mountainous areas of northern Arizona, where she developed interests in outdoor activities such as river rafting and hunting. Pavlich graduated from Sinagua High School in Flagstaff, where she played volleyball and basketball.[5][6][7][8]

In 2010, Pavlich earned a bachelor of arts degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Arizona.[9] 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 Townhall.com, a contributing editor to Townhall Magazine,[12] and a Fox News contributor.[9] In the summer of 2013, she became an alternate co-host for The Five, a panel talk show on the Fox News Channel. She was also a National Review Washington Fellow.[13] Pavlich has appeared on media outlets 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]

The Conservative Political Action Conference named her 2013 Blogger of the Year.[15][16] The Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute gave her the 2014 Woman of the Year Award, and the 2013 Conservative Leadership Award.[17]

Pavlich serves as a guest/host on Fox News programs such as The Five, Jesse Watters Primetime, Fox News Sunday, The Big Weekend Show'’, America Reports and America's Newsroom.

She authored the books 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).

Political punditry

On the March 19, 2019, broadcast of the Fox News show Outnumbered, Pavlich said that America was the first country to end slavery within 150 years, and receives no credit for it. The remark was disputed by PolitiFact, which noted that countries that outlawed slavery earlier and more quickly than the U.S. included El Salvador, Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Venezuela.[18][19] In a reversal, she later said she had misspoken, meaning to say that America was "one of" the first countries to end slavery within 150 years "from the point of its founding".[19]

In September 2019, she questioned Greta Thunberg's global warming activism, saying "She claims that there needs to be more information about the quote 'science,' but actually on the other side there needs to be more information about the hundreds of scientists who actually disagree with the projections of climate change."[20]


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  4. ^ Owens, Bob (April 4, 2015). "Slugging it out on the Potomac". Bearing Arms. Archived from the original on December 28, 2016. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  5. ^ "Alumni Listings". Sinaguah High School. 2006. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  6. ^ "Sinagua's volleyball team sweeps Glendale Apollo". Arizona Daily Sun. August 31, 2005. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  7. ^ Odeven, Ed (February 7, 2006). "Sinagua, Page advance to girls tourney title game". Arizona Daily Sun. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  8. ^ Odeven, Ed; Glasenapp, Todd (February 20, 2006). "Sinagua, Page squads ready for Final Four". Arizona Daily Sun. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
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  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 November 21, 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.((cite web)): CS1 maint: location (link)
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  13. ^ "Katie Pavlich". National Review Institute. Archived from the original on October 19, 2013. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  14. ^ Grynbaum, Michael M.; Haberman, Maggie (June 25, 2018). "Sean Spicer Is Testing Out a New Job: TV Talk Show Host". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
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  16. ^ Morrissey, Ed (March 17, 2013). "Video: Katie Pavlich, CPAC Blogger of the Year". HotAir. Retrieved January 29, 2020.
  17. ^ Williams, Rachel (July 11, 2014). "And the 2014 Woman of the Year Award Goes to ..." Townhall. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  18. ^ "Pundit gets schooled on history of American slavery". Politifact. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  19. ^ a b Flynn, Meagan (March 20, 2019). "The U.S. should get more credit for ending slavery 'within 150 years,' Fox panelist says". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  20. ^ Lemon, Jason (September 19, 2019). "Fox News contributor dismisses "the quote science" of climate change presented by Greta Thunberg". Newsweek. Retrieved October 5, 2019.