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Celebrated Conservative Voice & Former Presidential Advisor

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Mary Matalin is one of the most celebrated and popular conservative voices in America. As an author, television and radio host, and widely sought after political contributor, pundit and public speaker, she has become noted for her straightforward manner and insightful political repartee. Among her many roles and accomplishments, she has served under President Ronald Reagan, made her mark as George H.W. Bush's Campaign director and most recently as assistant to President George W. Bush, and as assistant and counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney, making her the first White House official to hold that double title.

Matalin has been active in politics since college, starting at the grassroots level in local and statewide campaigns in her native Illinois. In 1980, after graduating from Western Illinois University, Matalin joined a re-election campaign for Illinois Lt. Governor David O'Neal at the request of a former professor. She was so successful, that when the "Reagan Revolution" brought her to Washington DC, she was quickly hired by the Republican National Committee.

After a hiatus from Washington to attend Hofstra Law School, Matalin returned the RNC in 1984 to serve as national voter contact director for the Reagan-Bush Campaign. By 1988, after holding various senior positions in the George H.W. Bush successful presidential campaign of that same year, she was appointed Chief of Staff to Republican National Committee Chairman, Lee Atwater.

In 1992, President Bush names her deputy campaign manager for Political Operations, and as such she was responsible for the overview and organization of operations in all 50 states. As the on-board planner who traveled with President Bush throughout the 1992 campaign, she emerged as the vocal, and occasionally controversial, defender of the President and his policies.

Since that time, Matalin has made frequent television appearances as a political commentator, securing a career in conservative media advocacy following decades of work in the GOP political trenches. She was a founding co-host of the Washington-based political weeknight talk show Equal Time, which premiered in May, 1993 on CNBC. Her political astuteness and antics contributed to the show's being hailed as "the best talk show on television" by Knight Ridder News Service, and her straightforwardness and sharp sense of humor helped to make the show one of the most talked about programs in the network's history. She has made numerous appearances on NBC's Meet the Press, as well as on the popular HBO series K-Street, and before joining the Bush/Cheney White House, hosted CNN's critically acclaimed debate show, Crossfire.

Matalin took her sharp wit, energy and free-spirited political views to the airwaves with her own three-hour afternoon radio program on the CBS Talk Radio Network. The Mary Matalin Show highlighted current events, featured distinguished guests, and was regularly inundated with listener calls. Talkers magazine listed Matalin as one of "The 100 Most Important Talk Show Hosts in America" in 1996, 1997 and 1998. The show was also recognized by receiving Talk Daily's "Great Web Site Award." Today, she co-hosts the nationally-syndicated radio program Both Sides Now, which is currently broadcast on over 100 radio stations across the country.

In addition to her successful careers in politics, television and radio, Matalin is also a widely read, respected and acclaimed author. Matalin co-authored the best-selling political campaign book All's Fair: Love, War, and Running for President with her husband, James Carville. The book was named one of the top 5 best books on public relations by The Wall Street Journal. Matalin and Carville recently returned to the New York Times best sellers list with their newest book Love and War: Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home, available now. Matalin also penned Letters to My Daughters, a series of short missives for her own daughters, making both The New York Times and the Washington Post best-seller lists. Letters was also named a Book of the Month Club selection, and was chosen for a condensed version by Reader’s Digest.

As if all this were not enough, Matalin also makes regular appearances as a public speaker and sits on the boards of numerous respected institutions across the country, including: Tulane University's President's Council, The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, The Water Institute of the Gulf and The Louisiana Nature Conservancy. Most recently Matalin accepted an appointment as a visiting distinguished lecturer in political science at Loyola University New Orleans. Matalin, sharing a deep love for the city of New Orleans with husband James Carville, is also involved in the upcoming Tricentennial celebration of the City of New Orleans in 2018.

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Speaking Topics
  • Politics, the Presidency and the Press

    Mary Matalin offers an exclusive, expert look inside the world of politics. She enlightens audiences on current events in Washington and around the world, the 2016 race for the White House, the behind-the-scenes process of political campaigns and the role of the press. Matalin is known for her humor and straightforward discussion of the day’s hottest political issues.

  • All’s Fair: Love, War and Politics

    One of America’s best-loved political couples—James Carville and Mary Matalin—give audiences an enlightening and entertaining look at today’s most important political issues, the 2016 race for the White House and a behind-the-scenes look at politics inside Washington. Matalin and Carville are key players on the national political stage—they each have over 30 years of experience in politics and have individually worked for Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. They combine their unique experiences to provide audiences with a stimulating, candid and provocative conversation from both sides of the political aisle.

  • Both Sides Now with Mary Matalin and Arianna Huffington

    In a presentation inspired by their nationally syndicated radio show Both Sides Now, CNN Analyst and former Presidential Advisor Mary Matalin and Huffington Post Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington analyze the inside, outside and all sides of the headlines shaping today’s conversations. Two of the most savvy—and prominent—women in politics and the media today, Matalin and Huffington have a passionate yet respectful discussion on politics, policy and culture in a way where ideas rather than insults are traded. While they have sharply different views on regulation, foreign policy, the economy and electoral politics, they also share a convergence on many issues in this lively presentation on the challenges both today and tomorrow that are facing America and the world.

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  • HOW TO BOOK Mary Matalin?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Mary Matalin for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Mary Matalin, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Mary Matalin or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Mary Matalin?

    Booking fees for Mary Matalin, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mary Matalin, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Mary Matalin?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mary Matalin for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mary Matalin for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Mary Matalin or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mary Matalin or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Mary Matalin

Celebrated Conservative Voice & Former Presidential Advisor

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Mary Matalin Biography

Mary Matalin is one of the most celebrated and popular conservative voices in America. As an author, television and radio host, and widely sought after political contributor, pundit and public speaker, she has become noted for her straightforward manner and insightful political repartee. Among her many roles and accomplishments, she has served under President Ronald Reagan, made her mark as George H.W. Bush's Campaign director and most recently as assistant to President George W. Bush, and as assistant and counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney, making her the first White House official to hold that double title.

Matalin has been active in politics since college, starting at the grassroots level in local and statewide campaigns in her native Illinois. In 1980, after graduating from Western Illinois University, Matalin joined a re-election campaign for Illinois Lt. Governor David O'Neal at the request of a former professor. She was so successful, that when the "Reagan Revolution" brought her to Washington DC, she was quickly hired by the Republican National Committee.

After a hiatus from Washington to attend Hofstra Law School, Matalin returned the RNC in 1984 to serve as national voter contact director for the Reagan-Bush Campaign. By 1988, after holding various senior positions in the George H.W. Bush successful presidential campaign of that same year, she was appointed Chief of Staff to Republican National Committee Chairman, Lee Atwater.

In 1992, President Bush names her deputy campaign manager for Political Operations, and as such she was responsible for the overview and organization of operations in all 50 states. As the on-board planner who traveled with President Bush throughout the 1992 campaign, she emerged as the vocal, and occasionally controversial, defender of the President and his policies.

Since that time, Matalin has made frequent television appearances as a political commentator, securing a career in conservative media advocacy following decades of work in the GOP political trenches. She was a founding co-host of the Washington-based political weeknight talk show Equal Time, which premiered in May, 1993 on CNBC. Her political astuteness and antics contributed to the show's being hailed as "the best talk show on television" by Knight Ridder News Service, and her straightforwardness and sharp sense of humor helped to make the show one of the most talked about programs in the network's history. She has made numerous appearances on NBC's Meet the Press, as well as on the popular HBO series K-Street, and before joining the Bush/Cheney White House, hosted CNN's critically acclaimed debate show, Crossfire.

Matalin took her sharp wit, energy and free-spirited political views to the airwaves with her own three-hour afternoon radio program on the CBS Talk Radio Network. The Mary Matalin Show highlighted current events, featured distinguished guests, and was regularly inundated with listener calls. Talkers magazine listed Matalin as one of "The 100 Most Important Talk Show Hosts in America" in 1996, 1997 and 1998. The show was also recognized by receiving Talk Daily's "Great Web Site Award." Today, she co-hosts the nationally-syndicated radio program Both Sides Now, which is currently broadcast on over 100 radio stations across the country.

In addition to her successful careers in politics, television and radio, Matalin is also a widely read, respected and acclaimed author. Matalin co-authored the best-selling political campaign book All's Fair: Love, War, and Running for President with her husband, James Carville. The book was named one of the top 5 best books on public relations by The Wall Street Journal. Matalin and Carville recently returned to the New York Times best sellers list with their newest book Love and War: Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home, available now. Matalin also penned Letters to My Daughters, a series of short missives for her own daughters, making both The New York Times and the Washington Post best-seller lists. Letters was also named a Book of the Month Club selection, and was chosen for a condensed version by Reader’s Digest.

As if all this were not enough, Matalin also makes regular appearances as a public speaker and sits on the boards of numerous respected institutions across the country, including: Tulane University's President's Council, The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, The Water Institute of the Gulf and The Louisiana Nature Conservancy. Most recently Matalin accepted an appointment as a visiting distinguished lecturer in political science at Loyola University New Orleans. Matalin, sharing a deep love for the city of New Orleans with husband James Carville, is also involved in the upcoming Tricentennial celebration of the City of New Orleans in 2018.

Mary Matalin Videos

  • A Conversation with Donna Brazile and Mary Matalin - YouTube
    For over three decades, Matalin and Brazile have maintained an intense philosophical commitment to their respective politics, along with a ...
  • Mary Matalin Dives into the 2020 Democratic Candidates - YouTube
    Mary Matalin joins John bachman to talk about the Democratic candidates that are lining up to face Trump in the 2020 Election.

Mary Matalin Books

Mary Matalin Speaking Topics

  • Politics, the Presidency and the Press

    Mary Matalin offers an exclusive, expert look inside the world of politics. She enlightens audiences on current events in Washington and around the world, the 2016 race for the White House, the behind-the-scenes process of political campaigns and the role of the press. Matalin is known for her humor and straightforward discussion of the day’s hottest political issues.

  • All’s Fair: Love, War and Politics

    One of America’s best-loved political couples—James Carville and Mary Matalin—give audiences an enlightening and entertaining look at today’s most important political issues, the 2016 race for the White House and a behind-the-scenes look at politics inside Washington. Matalin and Carville are key players on the national political stage—they each have over 30 years of experience in politics and have individually worked for Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. They combine their unique experiences to provide audiences with a stimulating, candid and provocative conversation from both sides of the political aisle.

  • Both Sides Now with Mary Matalin and Arianna Huffington

    In a presentation inspired by their nationally syndicated radio show Both Sides Now, CNN Analyst and former Presidential Advisor Mary Matalin and Huffington Post Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington analyze the inside, outside and all sides of the headlines shaping today’s conversations. Two of the most savvy—and prominent—women in politics and the media today, Matalin and Huffington have a passionate yet respectful discussion on politics, policy and culture in a way where ideas rather than insults are traded. While they have sharply different views on regulation, foreign policy, the economy and electoral politics, they also share a convergence on many issues in this lively presentation on the challenges both today and tomorrow that are facing America and the world.

FAQs on booking Mary Matalin

  • How to book Mary Matalin?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Mary Matalin for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Mary Matalin, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Mary Matalin or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Mary Matalin?

    Booking fees for Mary Matalin, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mary Matalin, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Mary Matalin?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mary Matalin for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mary Matalin for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Mary Matalin or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mary Matalin or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Mary Matalin is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Mary Matalin for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Mary Matalin generally travels from Bogalusa, LA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Laura Ingraham, Donna Brazile, Ben Stein, Katty Kay and George P. Bush. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mary Matalin for an upcoming event.

Mary Matalin Speaker Videos

  • A Conversation with Donna Brazile and Mary Matalin - YouTube
    For over three decades, Matalin and Brazile have maintained an intense philosophical commitment to their respective politics, along with a ...
    Mary Matalin Dives into the 2020 Democratic Candidates - YouTube
    Mary Matalin joins John bachman to talk about the Democratic candidates that are lining up to face Trump in the 2020 Election.

Mary Matalin Speaking Topics

  • Politics, the Presidency and the Press

    Mary Matalin offers an exclusive, expert look inside the world of politics. She enlightens audiences on current events in Washington and around the world, the 2016 race for the White House, the behind-the-scenes process of political campaigns and the role of the press. Matalin is known for her humor and straightforward discussion of the day’s hottest political issues.

  • All’s Fair: Love, War and Politics

    One of America’s best-loved political couples—James Carville and Mary Matalin—give audiences an enlightening and entertaining look at today’s most important political issues, the 2016 race for the White House and a behind-the-scenes look at politics inside Washington. Matalin and Carville are key players on the national political stage—they each have over 30 years of experience in politics and have individually worked for Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. They combine their unique experiences to provide audiences with a stimulating, candid and provocative conversation from both sides of the political aisle.

  • Both Sides Now with Mary Matalin and Arianna Huffington

    In a presentation inspired by their nationally syndicated radio show Both Sides Now, CNN Analyst and former Presidential Advisor Mary Matalin and Huffington Post Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington analyze the inside, outside and all sides of the headlines shaping today’s conversations. Two of the most savvy—and prominent—women in politics and the media today, Matalin and Huffington have a passionate yet respectful discussion on politics, policy and culture in a way where ideas rather than insults are traded. While they have sharply different views on regulation, foreign policy, the economy and electoral politics, they also share a convergence on many issues in this lively presentation on the challenges both today and tomorrow that are facing America and the world.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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