Mary Matalin

Matalin_Mary_gsScripps College invites you to an evening with political strategist, commentator, and author Mary Matalin as part of the annual Elizabeth Hubert Malott Public Affairs Program. Priority seating in Garrison Theater will be given to members of the Scripps community with their Scripps ID. All other seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, please contact the Office of Public Events at (909) 607-9372.

About the Speaker

Mary Matalin formerly served as assistant to President George W. Bush and counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney. She was the first White House official to hold the two titles simultaneously.

The GOP strategist appears frequently as a political commentator and co-hosted the critically acclaimed political talk shows Crossfire and Equal Time. Her three-hour afternoon program on CBS Talk Radio Network, The Mary Matalin Show, highlighted current events and featured distinguished guests. Talkers Magazine listed Matalin as one of The 100 Most Important Talk Show Hosts in America in 1996, 1997, and 1998. Matalin recently appeared on HBO’s K-Street, the new weekly series about the world of powerful political consultants.

Matalin has written for various periodicals including Newsweek and The Los Angeles Times. She co-authored the best-selling political campaign book All’s Fair: Love, War and Running for President (1994) with husband, James Carville, chief campaign strategist for Clinton/Gore in 1992. Her most recent book, Letters to My Daughters (2004), appeared on both The New York Times and The Washington Post best-seller lists and was named a Book of the Month Club selection.

Active in politics since college, Matalin began her political career at the grassroots level in local and statewide campaigns in her native Illinois. After attending Hofstra University School of Law, Matalin served the Republican National Committee (RNC) in Washington, D.C., as national voter contact director for the Reagan-Bush campaign. She held senior positions in the George H. W. Bush 1988 campaign and, upon President Bush’s election, was appointed chief of staff for the RNC.

Mary Matalin now runs Threshold, a conservative publishing imprint at Simon & Schuster. Matalin and Carville reside in Virginia with their daughters, Matalin “Matty” Carville and Emerson “Emma” Carville.