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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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.


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.

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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.


(From left, CBS 62's sales manager Brian Watson and general manager Tom Canedo spend time at the 2014 Mackinac Policy Conference with Beth Chappell and Kelly Rossman-McKinney,  Debbie Kenyon, market manager of CBS Radio, and 'Michigan Matters' host Carol Cain. 
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“Michigan Matters” Mackinac Focus: Detroit, That Senate Race, And The State’s Talent Gap — Movers & Shakers Weigh In

Mayor Mike Duggan, Gov. Rick Snyder and Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr dominated headlines coming from the Detroit Regional Chamber’s policy conference held here.

CBS 62–06/06/2014

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Watch Michigan Matters: Mackinac Recap

This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain recaps the 2014 Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference.


Nigel Francis, Debbie Holton, John Billings and Carol Cain on the Michigan Matters set. (credit: CBS 62)

Watch Michigan Matters: Future Of Manufacturing

What’s the future of manufacturing in Michigan? This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain get the answers.


Jim Murray, president of AT&T Michigan, with Carol Cain on Michigan Matters talking about a coalition to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation. (credit:  CBS 62)

WATCH: As Movers, Shakers Migrate To Mackinac Talk Gears Up On Entrepreneurship, Gay Rights And Growing The Economy

1,500 folks from across the state are traveling to Mackinac Island for the Detroit Regional Chamber’s annual policy conference which takes place this Tuesday through Friday. It has been held there since 1981 and is where issues and topics are vetted and debated.


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CBS 62's Carol Cain (at podium) moderates the Michigan Chronicle's Pancakes and Politics forum at the DAC with Rick Devore, William Pickard, Dr. David Cotton and Nancy Schlichting. 

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WATCH Michigan Matters Exclusive: Gays, Minorities Vital To Detroit’s Future CEOs Tell “Pancakes And Politics” Crowd

It was talk of Detroit’s revival and inclusion of gays and minorities that were among topics discussed with four high profile CEOs at the Michigan Chronicle’s “Pancakes and Politics” forum.

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WATCH: NAACP Detroit President Talks Clippers’ Sterling Fallout, Freedom Fund Dinner Roundtable Celebrates Small Business

The time to talk about race relations in our region and country has never been more needed according to Rev. Wendell Anthony as the Detroit branch of the NAACP prepares for its 59th annual weekend of festivities which concludes Sunday with the Freedom Fund Annual Dinner at Cobo Center.


Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad, co-founder of Michigan-based Exxodus Pictures, poses with host Carol Cain and the "Firebreather" muscle car he designed for his new movie "Jinn". (credit: Tony Chiudioni/CBS 62)

WATCH: Movie Making Gets Spotlight In Michigan

Michigan’s movie making business may be in its infancy, but there are tons of opportunities for jobs and growth, the commissioner of Michigan’s Film Office said during taping of “Michigan Matters”