Matt Cain

Arts and culture presenter for television
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Matt Cain became Channel 4's first ever Culture Editor in July 2010 after seven years working on The South Bank Show, where he made films on Ian McKellen, Sam Taylor-Wood, Will Young and Carol Ann Duffy. Since joining Channel 4 he's attracted acclaim for his coverage of the Orange Prize, the Mercury Music Prize and the Turner Prize, as well as interviews with Grayson Perry, Pedro Almodóvar and Emeli Sandé, and an exclusive look inside Lucian Freud's studio following the artist's death. 

Matt has been nominated for Stonewall's Journalist of the Year award, presented the series What Makes a Masterpiece? for More4, written for The Times and continues to contribute a monthly column on gay cultural history to Attitude magazine. His first novel, Shot through the Heart, will be published by Pan Macmillan early next year under the pen name Matt Cain with the second to follow.

After three years in the role of Culture Editor, Matt will leave Channel 4 News in July 2013 to focus on his own projects.


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