Carol Cain is an Emmy Award winning journalist who is Senior Producer and Host of “Michigan Matters” — the weekly show airing 11:30 am Sundays 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.
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.