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 greets Pete Waldmeir and the all women roundtable of Denise Ilitch, Danialle Karmanos and Carol Goss.
“In China there is no municipal bankruptcy. The central government controls everything – hence a lot of time and energy is needed to for many to realize that this is actually a good thing. That debt is being cleared and crisis can be opportunity,” said Stevanovich.
This week on Michigan Matters, Host Carol Cain discusses tourism and its impact on the state.
L. Brooks Patterson, George Zimmermann and Larry Alexander join host Carol Cain on CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” this Sunday as the conversation centers on tourism and big time regional events.
This week on Michigan Matters, Host Carol Cain takes an in depth look at healthcare and the Affordable Care Act.
The measure has its share of fans and critics across Michigan as detailed in the CBS 62 “Eye on the Future” prime time TV special “The Health Care Act and You,” which airs 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
Find out more when “The Health Care Act and You” a 30-minute prime time TV special looking into this historic reform airs at 6:30 p.m. this Sunday on WWJ-TV CBS 62, just before “60 Minutes.”
Michigan Matters Host Carol Cain looks at healthcare and the Affordable Care Act with Gene Michalski, Wm. Beaumont Hospital CEO. Then the Roundtable of Business Executive Denise Ilitch, Detroit Economic Club CEO Beth Chappell, and Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel continue the healthcare conversation.
What does Detroit Major Dave Bing really think about EM Kevyn Orr? Does he trust Gov. Snyder and Lansing? Find out on “Michigan Matters” this Sunday.
This week on Michigan Matters, UAW President Bob King has been in the eye of the storm over Detroit’s bankruptcy as he joins with other union leaders to try and keep retired city employee pensions intact.
This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain invites Judge Greg Mathis to the interview set and the roundtable for a lively discussion on Detroit’s bankruptcy issues. Business Executive Denise Ilitch and John Truscott of Truscott/Rossman Public Relations join in the conversation.
Will Detroit’s Bankruptcy Cost The Suburbs? Hackel, Patterson Plan Big Apple Trip To Counter Fallout
L. Brooks Patterson said he and Mark Hackel plan a trip to New York City to visit the bond rating houses to retain their county’s Triple A ratings.
This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain discusses the business behind executing large scale events like the recent July 4th fireworks, the Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the North American International Auto Show.
This week on a special edition repeat of Michigan Matters, Host Carol Cain and Chief Videographer Paul Pytlowany travel to Mackinac Island for the Detroit Regional Chamber’s 33rd annual Mackinac Policy Conference.
This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain is putting a focus on issues impacting senior citizens.
Host Carol Cain takes an in depth look at the companies, universities, and organizations who are going the extra mile to retrain and address workforce divide/talent gap.
On this week’s Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain brings you all the highlights from the fourth and final “Michigan Chronicle’s Pancakes and Politics” breakfast forum.
Rev. Wendell Anthony of the Detroit Chapter of the NAACP talks about the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Freedom Walk in Detroit.
There was much attention paid to serious issues like education, politics and the economy –but there were some lighter moments, too.
What’s ahead for the state that put the world on wheels? A big time talent gap with over 63,000 jobs unfilled because of a talent disconnect. It’s a problem that threatens our state.
Illiteracy is a huge problem in our state, but there are many organizations working to address the crisis.
“Bridging Michigan’s Workforce Divide” airs at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2, right before “60 Minutes.”
The “Eye on the Future” team of CBS 62 Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain and CBS 62 Chief Videographer Paul Pytlowany travel the state to show viewers what is taking place in Detroit, Grand Rapids and Marquette to close the talent gap in the workforce.
The “hidden” or referral job market accounts for the majority of new hires.
This week on Michigan Matters, Detroit PAL has been helping thousands of children playing in sports leagues across our region for years but things have been changing for the organization.
Carol Cain talks with Jeanette Abraham, President & CEO of JMA Logistics, and Linda Linda Ware, Supplier Diversity Manager at General Motors, about their efforts to encourage more African Americans to become auto suppliers.
This week on Michigan Matters, Carol Cain and the crew travel to the Detroit Athletic Club for another edition of the Michigan Chronicle’s Pancakes and Politics Breakfast Forum.
The crew got off to another red-hot year in 2013 including NAIAS, The Big Four leaders forum, Pancakes & Politics with Gov. Snyder, Detroit’s Archbishop Vigneron. There’s a lot to be said and headlines still to be made in 2013.
This week on Michigan Matters, the all-star roundtable discusses Gov. Rick Snyder’s outlined budget to raise taxes to fix Michigan’s crumbling roads and the effort to build a second bridge from Detroit to Canada and tackle the tough question of our nation’s safety in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing.
As China leapfrogs over Germany for third place among countries where Michigan products are exported to, the effort to build two-way bridges between the huge Asian nation and the Great Lakes State continues to flourish.