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.
This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain recaps 2013 with the Roundtable of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Kelly Rossman McKinney, president of Truscott Rossman; and political commentator Cliff Russell.
Shinola CEO Steve Bock talks about the upstart Detroit based company’s products — which include upscale watches and bikes assembled in the heart of the Motor City — and how being in the city has impacted his firm.
When asked where the panda would be housed if successful – whether the Detroit Zoo or Belle Isle Zoo (which the state is taking control off as part of the city’s bankruptcy) — Snyder said that is also part of the preliminary conversations.
“We get asked all the time – ‘why Detroit?’” said Bock about its decision to locate its headquarters and manufacturing in the Motor City.
This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain sits down with Governor Rick Snyder.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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?