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