Carol Cain

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An Emmy Award winning journalist, Carol Cain is also the senior producer and host of “Michigan Matters” on CBS 62 that features politics, business, education and more.

She is also assisting the CBS station with its award-winning “Eye on the Future” initiative. As part of that she has written, produced and hosted prime time TV specials that have included: “Building Bridges: From The Great Lakes To The Great Wall, “Powering Michigan’s Future, “Rx for Michigan,” and “Reinventing Michigan.”

She has hosted “Michigan Matters”  since its debut eight years ago. It features regular panelists Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and businesswoman  Denise Ilitch. Cain has had guests from all walks including: Govs. Snyder, Granholm, Blanchard and Engler, Rev. Jesse Jackson,  Bill Ford, Robert Ficano, Mark Hackel, Gov. Mitt Romney, Edsel Ford, Dr. Phil, Bob Lutz, Roger Penske, Tony Earley, Newt Gingrich, Geraldine Ferraro, and many more.

Carol is  also a  columnist at Detroit Free Press, covering business and politics on Sundays. A prolific writer, she pens stories and columns for CBS, Dome Magazine, the Michigan Chronicle and other publications.

She offers commentary on politics, business and community issues on local and national broadcast outlets. She is actively involved in the community and often heard or seen moderating or speaking at high profile events across the state.

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

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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.

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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.

09/12/2014

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.

09/08/2014

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 […]

08/29/2014

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Check Out The Reading Lists Of Movers And Shakers James Craig, Hank Meijer, Rick Snyder, Denise Ilitch, And More

Speaking of history, “The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War by A.J. Baime provides a riveting account of Detroit’s impact on World War II.

CBS 62–08/25/2014

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Watch Michigan Matters: Former Kwame Kilpatrick Aide, Derrick Miller

This week on Michigan Matters, in his first and only extended interview, Carol Cain talks with former Kwame Kilpatrick aide Derrick Miller.

07/10/2014

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Watch Michigan Matters: History, Arts And Hacking

This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain looks at innovators in the world of art and technology.

06/27/2014

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Chrysler Chided Over Male Board Members At Pancakes And Politics Women’s Panel

News that Chrysler Corp. just named six new board members and all were white men went over like a lead balloon at the Michigan Chronicle’s “Pancakes and Politics” forum.

06/20/2014

From left, Rod Alberts, Denise Ilitch, and Thom Connors with host carol Cain.

Detroit’s Convention Business Makes A Comeback

Cobo Center events have doubled from three years ago.

CBS 62–06/13/2014

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Watch Michigan Matters: Plymouth Whalers

This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain talks with Mark Craig, General Manager of the Plymouth Whalers, and Peter Krupsky, the media relations manager for the Plymouth Whalers.

06/12/2014

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