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Matalin, Mary (1953–)

Mary Matalin is a well-known American Republican political consultant. Famous for her feisty personality and her marriage to Democratic consultant James Carville, Matalin has served as an advisor to numerous high-level Republicans, written several books, hosted her own television and radio political shows as well as routinely making the rounds on the Sunday morning news programs, and is currently running Threshold, a new conservative publishing imprint for Simon & Schuster.

After receiving a BA in political science from Western Illinois University in 1978, Matalin worked on local and state level campaigns until the Reagan Revolution took her to Washington, D.C., to work for the Republican National Committee (RNC). After a brief stint at Hofstra Law School, Matalin returned to Washington and held several senior positions on ...

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