James Carville, Mary Matalin Leaving CNN

Democratic strategist and CNN contributor James Carville and his wife Mary Matalin are parting ways with the network, he told TPM Tuesday. Carville said CNN wanted contributors who were more available and able to do live shots. “They told me they wanted to change the look,” Carville added. “It makes a lot of sense to me.” Carville said the network is interested in more panel-based programming, similar to “The Five” on Fox News.

Carville said he “loved” the time he spent at CNN and wishes it luck under new network president Jeff Zucker. 

FishbowlDC first broke the news of the couple’s departure.

(Brian Cahn/ZUMAPRESS/Newscom)

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