Cheryl Mainor is an award winning publisher, editor and columnist. Now living in Marietta, she has worked in the field of Newspaper and Magazine Publishing for 16 years, specializing in pubs targeted to the African American Readers. Mainor is best known as publisher of LifeLines: The Journal of African American Health, the largest circulated publication targeting Black health issues. She has been recognized for her work by the Congressional Black Caucus, National Institutes of Health HIV Vaccine Awareness, The National Medical Association, Daimler Chrysler Financial Services and other organizations. She has been acting Managing Editor and operations consultant for New Orleans Data News Weekly and led the publication to award winning status with the “Ethnic Pulitzer” Communicator of the Year, from New American Media, and the Diamler Chrysler Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2007. The publication has also been the subject of NPR’s All Things Considered, and the Al Sharpton Radio show on Radio One with special notice given to being a first responder after the Hurricane Katrina. The paper was also credited with breaking the story in print on the Jena Six.
She has been active with several Voter participation organizations, including National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s Unity ’04 and Reclaim the Right to Vote in Louisiana 2006. Mainor was a principle lead in the award-winning and groundbreaking 2000 “Life Every Voice and Vote” GOTV initiative representing the National Newspaper Publishers Association.
Cheryl has lived and worked professionally in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, and has clients in all of the above as well as New Orleans, Lansing, MI and her business Mainline Media Consulting is located in Marietta, GA. She is the mother of two teens.