Carol Cain

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Carol Cain is the eight-time Emmy Award Winning Senior Producer/ Host of “Michigan Matters” — the weekly show airing 11:30 a.m. Sundays on CBS62 focusing on politics, business, sports and more.

Carol has hosted “Michigan Matters” since its debut 10 years ago. It features high profile guests as well as weekly panelists from business, politics, education and sports. Carol has interviewed Govs. Rick Snyder, Mitt Romney, Jennifer Granholm, Howard Dean, Bill Milliken, and Jeb Bush, GM CEO Mary Barra, Bill Ford, Sergio Marchionne, Mark Fields, Roger Penske, Newt Gingrich, Dan Gilbert, Geraldine Ferraro, Michelle Rhee, Sir Jackie Stewart, Mayors Mike Duggan, Dave Bing, Kwame Kilpatrick and Virg Bernero, the Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. and hundreds of others.

She is also assisting the CBS station with its Peabody-nominated “Eye on the Future” initiative which was launched to take on important issues that impact the community with an eye towards long-term impact.

As part of that she has written/produced and hosted “Eye on the Future” TV specials for CBS on critical issues including: “Building Bridges: From The Great Lakes To The Great Wall, “Powering Michigan’s Future, “RX For Michigan” “Reinventing Michigan,”The Health Care Act and You,” “Detroit’s Next Chapter,” “Michigan in Transition” and “Michigan: Our Water, Our Future.”

Carol is also an award-winning columnist at Detroit Free Press, writing about business, politics and more. She has carved a path spotlighting the importance of diversity and inclusion throughout her career. She has written numerous exclusive articles and columns that talk about the importance of building bridges throughout the community and also to places like China.

A prolific writer, she also pens stories and columns for CBS, Dome Magazine, the Michigan Chronicle and others. She also conducted an exclusive online digital debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in 2012 as part of the presidential contest. It ran on CBS stations and their websites across the nation.

She has served as national editor, political editor, business editor and columnist at Detroit Free Press, business editor at Toledo Blade, business reporter and nationally-syndicated columnist at The Detroit News, and reporter and editor at United Press International where she covered sports, autos and politics.

She can also be heard offering commentary on politics, business and community issues on local and national broadcast outlets.

Carol is very involved in moderating or appearing at marque events including the Michigan Chronicle’s “Pancakes and Politics” forums, the Detroit Economic Club’s “Big Four,” the Michigan Political Leadership Program, and other high profile events for the Detroit Regional Chamber. She has received numerous awards for her work from the NAACP, NAWBO, Inforum, the Greater Detroit Chinese Association, the Michigan Muslim Community Council, the League of Women Voters, Niagara Foundation, Detroit Chinese Business Association, and others.

Born in Detroit, she attended Detroit Public Schools. She obtained her BA in Communications from Michigan State University and MBA from the University of Michigan in 1999.

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Dr. Melvyn Rubenfire, a cardiologist at the University of Michigan; Ron Lockett, executive director of the Northwest Activity Center; and Michigan Matters host Carol Cain. (credit:  Zuri Cheathem, CBS 62/CW50)

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Helping Detroiters Get Healthier

Dr. Melvyn Rubenfire, a cardiologist at UM, and Ron Lockett, executive director of the Northwest Activity Center, are doubling down on their efforts to get Detroiters get healthier.

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Drive Home Rally A Hit In Motor City, Kicks Off North American International Auto Show

For a 55-year-old car that hadn’t been driven in a long time, the 1961 Chrysler 300G — drove like a champ.

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Drive Home Rally A Hit In Motor City, Kicks Off North American International Auto Show

For a 55-year-old car that hadn’t been driven in a long time the 1961 Chrysler 300G drove like a champ.

CBS 62–01/09/2016

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Oh No! Gov. Snyder Makes It Official — No Pandas For Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has given the thumbs down to trying to bring two giant pandas to the Motor City.


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‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: Of Autos, Women & Stature

It was a perfect storm of factors emerging over decades that helped Mary Barra, a hard charging young engineer, crack the glass ceiling and become CEO of General Motors.


(LtoR) Ronna Romney McDaniels, Carol Cain, Lon Johnson, Doug Sosnik and Tucker Carlson talks politics on "Michigan Matters" this Sunday at 11:30 am on CBS 62. (credit: Ken Bryant/CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: Politicos Dish On Obama, Snyder, Hillary And Jeb

It was a supercharged conversation at the Michigan Political Leadership Program’s 20th annual dinner.


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Auto Show Preparations Reveal Massive Scale, Economic Impact

With Detroit on the rebound the Motor City’s future is looking brighter than it has in years and nowhere is the light brighter than at Cobo Center where the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is gearing up.


Sarah Earley, Chairwoman of the Belle Isle Conservancy, with host Carol Cain on the "Michigan Matters' set, discusses the island park and its future. (credit: James C. Turner/CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Belle Isle’s Luster Grows Amid State Stewardship

Despite its controversial genesis of Michigan taking over Belle Isle as a state park amid Detroit’s bankruptcy last year, the end result has been positive.


Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford talks in an exclusive one-on-one interview with Michigan Matters host Carol Cain about the new season, and what being in Detroit has meant to him. (credit: Ken Bryant/CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: Matthew Stafford Opens Up On Football, Life Off Field

With the start of the NFL regular season, it’s anything but business as usual for Matthew Stafford as he takes his place in the midst of the huddle tonight as starting quarterback for the Detroit Lions for a sixth year.


Actor Billy Baldwin records an interview on "Michigan Matters". (credit: CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Health Focus: Actor Billy Baldwin Comes To Motor City To Join Army Fighting War On Cancer

By Carol Cain CBS Detroit Actor Billy Baldwin recently visited the Motor City to help a firm working on a new device intended to make diagnosing breast cancer easier and talked about how the disease […]



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