Anchors & Reporters
Mary Matalin

Mary Matalin joined CNN as a Republican strategist and political contributor in April 2009 and now appears on a variety of network programs, including Anderson Cooper 360°, John King, USA, State of the Union with Candy Crowley and The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. In addition, Matalin appears exclusively alongside her husband, Democratic strategist and fellow CNN political contributor James Carville, on John King, USA.

Matalin has worked for Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. She formerly held the White House positions of assistant to President George W. Bush and counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney. Matalin served as the deputy campaign manager for political operations during President George H.W. Bush's 1992 reelection campaign, and as a strategist for his 1988 campaign. In between the campaigns, Matalin was chief of staff for the Republican National Committee.

Matalin currently serves as the editor-in-chief of Threshold Editions. She has appeared as a political commentator on television, and was formerly a host of CNN’s Crossfire, CNBC’s Equal Time and The Mary Matalin Show for the CBS Talk Radio Network. In 1996, 1997 and 1998, Talkers Magazine named Matalin one of “The 100 Most Important Talk Show Hosts” in the country.

She also has penned articles for opinion pages and several books, including Letters to My Daughter, which received recognition on multiple book lists, and All’s Fair: Love, War and Running for President, which she co-authored with Carville.

 

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