Melissa Caen Plus

San Francisco

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Melissa Caen is an explainer and analyst. Her specialty is taking complex elements of law and politics and delivered them in a simple and powerful way. Whether covering national conventions, presidential debates, U.S. Supreme Court decisions, or state and local issues, Caen helps people understand what’s going on in our world.
A graduate of Cornell Law School, Caen is a featured analyst at San Francisco’s CBS affiliate, KPIX 5 where she hosts a Monday morning segment “Mornings with Melissa” and interviews political movers and shakers for the “Bay Sunday” show. Caen also writes for magazines about politics and political figures like billionaire activist Tom Steyer. In addition, she can be found each week on America’s Morning News discussing national politics, frequently moderating political debates and appearing on the current affairs program “Week to Week” at the San Francisco Commonwealth Club. You can find articles and video at

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