ESPN has signed Will Cain to continue serving as a commentator on both television – including First Take, Outside the Lines and E:60 – and ESPN Radio. He also has written for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com.
“Will Cain brings to our platforms a different and provocative point of view on a variety of topics…he’s smart and always prepared for any debate situation,” said David Roberts, vice president, production. “Simply put , Cain consistently enhances the quality of discussions within all of our programs. Without question, Will Cain makes us an even stronger network.”
Cain joined ESPN in March 2015 with a wide range of experience, both in front of and behind the camera, and largely outside the realm of sports. Most recently, he had previously served as a political analyst for CNN and The Blaze. At CNN, he co-hosted Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien and In the Arena with Eliot Spitzer. At The Blaze he hosted Real News, Cain and Cupp, and The Cain Conversation (2015), presenting the day’s most influential leaders in business (Gary Vaynerchuck), news (Geraldo Rivera), film (Paul Sorvino), and music (Markey Ramone, Charlie Daniels) through a series of intimate, in-depth hour-long interviews. Cain also produced a documentary mini-series Alise vs. the Mayor (2014), exposing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s attempts to curb charter schools.
A native of Texas and licensed attorney, before entering television Cain financed, bought, and sold two digital and print media companies, Quince Media, a Hispanic media company, and Cain Communications, a community newspaper group publishing newspapers and websites in four communities outside of Dallas. His work with Quince Media eardealned him recognition as one of the “40 Most Influential People in the Magazine Industry” by Folio in 2007, while his acquisition and expansion of Cain Communications placed him among the Texas Press Association’s “20 Under 40”.
Cain has served as a contributor for the National Review, guest-hosted ABC’s The View and MSNBC’s Way Too Early. He has appeared on Fox News, MSNBC’s Morning Joe, and HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.