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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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Mike Duggan, the new mayor of Detroit. (Photo: CBS 62)

What’s Ahead For The Motor City? Duggan, Orr, Snyder, Ford Headline CBS 62’s Sunday Special

“We get asked all the time – ‘why Detroit?’” said Bock about its decision to locate its headquarters and manufacturing in the Motor City.

CBS 62–12/13/2013

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Michigan Matters: Governor Rick Snyder

This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain sits down with Governor Rick Snyder.

CBS 62–12/12/2013

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Of Mustangs And Lending A Helping Hand: Ford’s COO Pitches In To Assist Metro Detroiters

Ford Motor Co.’s Chief Operating Officer Mark Fields talked about the unique roll out of the new 2015 Mustang — the sixth generation of the iconic 50-year-old pony car which took place in Dearborn and other continents — and also of helping Metro Detroiters in a far flung conversation during taping of “Michigan Matters.”

CBS 62–12/06/2013

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Michigan Matters Preview: SOS – Stop Only Sugar

This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain talks to Dr. James Surrell about raising awareness of an American epidemic – our love affair with sugar and its toll on our health.

11/27/2013

Tomas DeLuna talks Brain Drain with Michigan Matters host Carol Cain
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Michigan Matters: Michigan’s Brain Drain Problem

This week on Michigan Matters, with nearly 40 percent of recent graduates from Michigan’s colleges leaving the state for other places. host Carol Cain explores the topic of “brain drain.”

CBS 62–11/22/2013

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Michigan Matters Preview: 12 Year Old Artist Autumn de Forest

This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain talks with 12 year old child prodigy Autumn de Forest whose artwork is causing an international sensation.

CBS 62–11/14/2013

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Michigan Matters: Post-Election Roundtable

After winning Detroit’s hotly contested mayor’s race over Sheriff Benny Napoleon, what advice does L. Brooks Patterson, Denise Ilitch and Mark Hackel have for Mayor-elect Mike Duggan?

11/08/2013

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Michigan Matters Preview: Pre-Election Roundtable

With the debates now over – what will the final hours of this historic Detroit Mayoral election between Mike Duggan and Benny Napoleon bring? And why are Governor Rick Snyder and EM Kevyn Orr paying [...]

CBS 62–10/31/2013

Mike Duggan, Carol Cain and Sheriff Benny Napoleon at the Detroit Economic Club "Conversation with the Candidates" which was held at Cobo Center. Duggan and Napoleon are vying to become the next mayor  of Detoit in the Nov 5 election. (credit: Jeff Kowalsky)

Michigan Matters Exclusive: Mayoral Debates Continue

With the clock ticking down to the Nov. 5 election, mayoral candidates Mike Duggan and Benny Napoleon met in their second forum at the Detroit Economic Club where they talked of crime, Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr and moving into Manoogian Mansion.

10/25/2013

"Michigan Matters" held the Detroit mayoral debates Sunday with host Carol Cain (center). Joining her were (from left) political pundit Cliff Russell,  WWJ 950's Tom Jordan, candidate Mike Duggan, Cain, candidate Benny Napoleon and Michigan Chronicle's Bankole Thompson (right).

Motor City Slugfest! Duggan, Napoleon Duke It Out

By Carol Cain CBS 62 Detroit “I have done more in one day as a police officer in this city than he’s done in his lifetime…,” Benny Napoleon referring to opponent Mike Duggan. “This is [...]

CBS 62–10/20/2013

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