News & Politics

James Carville Becomes a Columnist for the “Hill” Newspaper

The Democrat will share his take on politics and current affairs.

Photograph of Carville courtesy of the Hill.

James Carville, the colorful, quotable, irascible political consultant and commentator has accepted
a new gig as a columnist for the
Hill newspaper. The timing is good. We’re about to sashay into the midterm elections,
which involve the full House and 33 seats in the Senate.

In a phone conversation, Carville said, “I had a good
time with my first column,”
which is on the front page of the newspaper and online.

“It’s got an old kind of Washington touch to it.” As for the
political season ahead,
he says, “I would describe me right now as a little more
optimistic than your average
Democrat, and there’s reason to be.”

“James’s voice is among the most recognized in politics,” says
Hugo Gurdon, editor-in-chief of the
Hill. “We are so pleased to include his unique take on current affairs. James will be
an ideal complement to our diverse and prominent line-up of contributors.”

Carville, a Democrat, is married to
Mary Matalin, a Republican political consultant and commentator. They divide their time between
homes in New Orleans and Alexandria. Whatever Carville’s other
allegiances, at the very least he keeps season tickets to the Washington Nationals—though
he says, “I am a little disappointed in them this year.”