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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WATCH Michigan Matters: The Big Four’s Water Fight!

This week on Michigan Matters, Host Carol Cain travels to the beautifully-renovated Cobo Ballroom during the 2014 North American International Auto Show to emcee the Detroit Economic Club/Detroit Auto Dealers Association luncheon.

CBS 62–01/17/2014

Wayne County Executive race William Wild, Robert Ficano and Kevin McNamara. (credit: handout/CBS Detroit)

Two Candidates Join Race For Wayne County Executive

Though Robert Ficano hasn’t yet announced his intentions on whether he’ll run again for the Wayne County Executive job he has held since 2002, two well known Democrats aren’t waiting as they throw their hats into the ring to try and take the position from him.

01/14/2014

Cliff Russell, Denise Ilitch, Bankole Thompson, and Carol Cain
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Michigan Matters: Cyber Bullying

On this week’s Michigan Matters, Brian Eisenberg, co-owner of FamilySignal, talks with Host Carol Cain about a new website and app that the local firm has created to alert parents to possible dangers of cyber bullying of their teens.

CBS 62–01/10/2014

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Michigan Matters: Michigan Chambers Of Commerce And 2014

This week on Michigan Matters, Host Carol Cain talks to Rich Studley, the President and CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce; Sandy Baruah, the President and CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber; and Ken [...]

CBS 62–01/03/2014

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Michigan Matters: 2013 Year End Review

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.

12/23/2013

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Michigan Matters: Shinola CEO Talks Up Motor City

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.

CBS 62–12/20/2013

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Panda-monium’ In Detroit? Snyder Talks Pandas, Politics And More

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.

CBS 62–12/13/2013

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan (credit: Sandra McNeil/WWJ) File

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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