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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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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.

CBS 62–05/16/2014

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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.

05/02/2014

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”

04/25/2014

Shirley Stancato, CEO of New Detroit with Carol Cain on the set of Michigan Matters. (credit: CBS 62)

Issues Of Race In Metro Detroit Under A Microscope

“Our goal at New Detroit is achieving a time when race is no longer an issue in this region and no longer an obstacle to progress for our city, region and state.”

04/18/2014

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WATCH: Pistons ‘Bad Boys’ Vs. Red Wings ‘Fight Night At The Joe’

“We were tough by committee,” McCarty said of his championship Red Wings team. “But they (the Pistons) had some bad ass dudes that loved playing. We both represented the city well.”

03/28/2014

Michigan Chronicle's Pancakes & Politics Urban Revitalization: Strengthening Our Core

Michigan Matters Preview: Pancakes & Politics – Detroit Economic Development

This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain will recap the first Michigan Chronicle “Pancakes and Politics” Breakfast Forum featuring five well-known leaders discussing the opportunities and challenges facing Detroit.

03/12/2014

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WATCH Michigan Matters: Michigan Political Leadership Program

This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain goes on location at the Michigan Political Leadership Program’s annual dinner.

CBS 62–03/07/2014

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Former U.N. Ambassador Rips Dennis Rodman For Failed Diplomacy In North Korea

Former Detroit Pistons star Dennis Rodman may have been the man on the basketball court, but in the court of diplomacy – he gets an “F” from former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson.

03/07/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 30:  Head coach Brady Hoke of the Michigan Wolverines walks on the field after losing to the Ohio State Buckeyes 42-41 at Michigan Stadium on November 30, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Denise Ilitch Warns $10M To Endow Brady Hoke’s Position Is A ‘Slippery Slope’

Denise Ilitch waved a cautionary flag about the commercialization of UM athletics.

CBS Detroit–03/02/2014

Detoit City Councilman Scott Benson, Anne Mervenne and Steve Tobocman -- co-directors of the Michigan Political Leadership Program -- join host Carol Cain on "Michigan Matters" to talk about the city of the Detroit, the divisive nature of politics and MPLP. (credit: Tony Chiudioni/CBS 62)

WATCH: MPLP Makes Huge Waves In Michigan’s Political Landscape

Scott Benson had been a small business owner, served in the military and worked for a community organization in Detroit.

02/21/2014

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