Carol Cain

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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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Pulte’s Blight Busting Plan Cleaning Up Motor City

It was reading about a teenage girl in Detroit who feared for her safety on the walk to school that inspired Bill Pulte.

CBS 62–04/12/2013

MEDINAH, IL - SEPTEMBER 29:  Former First Lady Barbara Bush watches the play on day two of the Afternoon Four-Ball Matches for The 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club on September 29, 2012 in Medinah, Illinois.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Barbara Bush Brings Literacy Effort To Detroit

The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy will introduce a baby journal in Michigan aimed at new moms that will be given at hospitals called “Love, Read, Learn.”

CBS Detroit–04/08/2013

Brooks Patterson, Kelly Rossman-McKinney and John Truscott join host Carol Cain to talk about Lansing and Detroit and the issues  that bind the two during "Michigan Matters airing Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Sunday on CBS 62.

Michigan Matters: Archdiocese Of Detroit Faces Challenges

Just as the General Motors, Ford and the city of Detroit has been forced to go through major changes as the economy and market place has changed, so too the Archdiocese of Detroit.

CBS Detroit–04/05/2013

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Michigan Matters: Archbishop of Detroit

This week on Michigan Matters, with Pope Francis’ recent election, many wondered if his appointment might inspire change in the church. Host Carol Cain will sits down with Archbishop Allen Vigneron from the Archdiocese of […]

CBS 62–04/04/2013

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Michigan Matters Preview: Pancakes & Politics With Gov. Snyder

This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain brings you highlights from Thursday’s Michigan Chronicle Pancakes and Politics breakfast forum at the Detroit Athletic Center. Gov. Rick Snyder was on the hot seat in front […]

CBS 62–03/28/2013

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Michigan Matters: Jobs Outlook Improving According To MEDC

Michael Finney appears on “Michigan Matters” this Sunday at 11:30 a.m. on CBS 62 to talk about the state’s improving jobs picture and how MEDC is helping companies and communities retool for the 21st century knowledge economy.

CBS 62–03/20/2013

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Michigan Matters: Baruah, Bankole, And Ilitch Roundtable

The city of Detroit is in the headlines again as former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is led off to jail…

03/14/2013

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Another Bush In The White House?

Is the country ready for another Bush in the White House?

CBS 62–03/07/2013

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‘Michigan Matters’ Pancakes And Politics 2013 Schedule

Learn more about and purchase your tickets for this season’s Pancakes and Politics.

CBS 62–03/06/2013

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Dave Bing Slams Local Media, Says They Have No Love For Motor City

With Detroit’s fiscal woes simmering and threat of an Emergency Manager looming, Mayor Dave Bing said he wishes the local media would stop focusing all of its attention on the negative and show the Motor City some love.

CBS 62–03/01/2013

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Michigan Matters: Dave Bing In Crisis Mode

On “Michigan Matters” this Sunday, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, facing the biggest crisis in the Motor City’s recent history, talks with host Carol Cain.

CBS 62–02/27/2013

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Michigan Matters: Andy Dillon & Women in Military

This week on Michigan Matters, Host Carol Cain talks to Michigan Treasurer Andy Dillon about Detroit’s fiscal crisis.

02/26/2013

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Andy Dillon On Detroit’s Woes: Borrow Page From Ford’s Alan Mulally

With the Motor City’s fiscal crisis hitting the boiling point and all signs pointing to the naming of an Emergency Manager what’s needed is a game changer with skillset similar to Ford Motor Co.’s CEO Alan Mulally.

CBS 62–02/22/2013

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‘Michigan Matters’ Web Extra: Auto Industry Movers And Shakers

Michigan Matters CBS 62 crew traveled to Cobo to talk to Detroit’s movers and shakers. Learn more about what these leaders had to say on a variety of topics.

02/21/2013

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Fighting Times For Michigan’s Party Chairmen: Mark Brewer, Bobby Schostak

You can hear what Schostak also had to say about Brewer’s effectiveness as chairman, and what Brewer had to say about Schostak. Watch Michigan Matters 11:30 a.m. Sunday on CBS 62.

02/15/2013

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Michigan Matters: African Americans In Business & Go Red For Women

Bill Pickard, CEO of Bearwood Management (Global Auto Alliance and MGM Grand), joins host Carol Cain to discuss entrepreneurship and African Americans in business.

CBS 62–02/12/2013

Amway executives Steve Van Andel (left) and Doug Devos reported $11.3 billion in sales for parent company Alticor in 2012. 
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Amway’s Globetrotting Pays Off: 2012 Sales Top $11.3 Billion

Amway – which started as “American Way” – defied the odds and grown each year. The company is owned by the two families — among the wealthiest in Michigan.

CBS Detroit–02/07/2013

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Michigan Matters: Actress’ Love Affair Helps Detroiters, Patterson-Peters’ Extol GM’s Virtues

Actress Erin Cummings’ love affair with the Motor City began when she moved here to film a TV show and continues on with an organization she launched called Mittens For Detroit to collect gloves for those in need.

CBS 62–02/01/2013

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Michigan Matters: Erin Cummings

Texas-born actress Erin Cummings stops by the studio to tell host Carol Cain about her love of Detroit and her charity work for the city.

02/01/2013

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A ‘Michigan Matters’ Look At The Motor City

Find out what Roger Penske, Bob Lutz, Bob King, Mark Reuss, Mark Fields, Gov. Rick Snyder, Danny Glover and other notables think about the road ahead for the Motor City in a special “Michigan Matters.” from the Auto Show.

CBS 62–01/25/2013

Attending  the  Detroit Economic Club Big Four luncheon at Cobo Center were (from left): Tom Canedo, vice president/general manager of CBS 62/ CW50;  Rod Alberts, executive director of DADA, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel;  Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano, Detroit Economic Club President/CEO Beth Chappell,  CBS 62’s Carol Cain and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing. (Photo: Jeff Kowalsky)

Metro Detroit’s Big Four Sound Off On Money And Marriage

On money woes – specifically the Motor City’s fiscal crisis — Patterson said Detroit needed an emergency financial manager to start, “kicking ass and taking names” to get its house in order.

CBS 62–01/22/2013

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Michigan Matters: Big Four At The Auto Show

This week on Michigan Matters, Host Carol Cain, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, Oakland County Executive Brooks Patterson, Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano, and Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel talk about cars, stars, and what 2013 looks like for the Metro Detroit.

CBS 62–01/18/2013

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Michigan Matters: The Economy And Elder Care

For Michigan residents, the state of the local economy and the needs of an aging population are cause for concern.

01/11/2013

The Big 4 the Detroit Economic Club meeting held at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan, on Tuesday, January, 17, 2011. (Photo by Jeff Kowalsky, Detroit Economic Club)

‘Big Four’ Leaders Bing, Patterson, Ficano And Hackel Tackle Hot Topics

Find out what the “Big Four” political leaders have to say as they take to the stage at the Detroit Economic Club luncheon Thurs, Jan. 17 during the North American International Auto Show.

CBS Detroit–01/08/2013

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Detroit Lions Regroup For 2013: Schwartz-Mayhew Likely Return

“We certainly need to improve dramatically from this year and our entire team–front office, coaches and players–is focused on that,” Lewand said. His interview will air at 11:30 a.m. Sunday on CBS 62.

CBS 62–01/03/2013

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‘Michigan Matters’ Year End Review 2012

Before the New Year begins, take some time to re-visit the hottest issues to strike Michigan in 2012.

CBS 62–12/31/2012

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Michigan Matters: Right To Work Debate

Michigan went from being home of the UAW and stronghold of the labor movement to becoming the 24th state in the union to adopt Right to Work legislation. This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain talks with one of the architects of the campaign.

CBS 62–12/14/2012

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Michigan Matters: Middle East Issues Discussion

Roey Gilad, Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest, and Osama Siblani, publisher of The Arab American News, will tape “Michigan Matters” this week to talk about issues simmering in the Middle East.

CBS 62–12/04/2012

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Michigan Matters: Mike Duggan

This week on Michigan Matters, Host Carol Cain talks to Detroit Medical Center CEO Mike Duggan about re-building the once floundering hospital system and his plans to run for Mayor of Detroit.

11/29/2012

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Michigan Matters: Diabetes & Heart Disease

With the holidays here, it’s a perfect time to take stock of how we’re doing – health wise.

11/21/2012

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