Mary Matalin joins CNN as contributor

Husband James Carville also works for cable network

Republican strategist Mary Matalin has signed on to serve as a CNN political contributor, joining her husband, Democratic strategist James Carville, who also serves as a CNN political contributor.

The former "Crossfire" co-host will appear on various CNN programs, including "Anderson Cooper 360°" and "The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer."

Matalin also will appear twice monthly alongside Carville on "State of the Union." Their first joint appearance will be Sunday for a special "First 100 Days Edition" of the show.