Mentor- Metro Detroit

Carol Cain

CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters”

Carol Cain is Senior Producer and Host of Michigan Matters, the weekly TV show that features politics, business and more. She is helping the station with its Eye on the Future focus in the community to help address critical issues important to the region.

As part of that initiative, Ms. Cain produced and appeared in WWJ-TV’s breakthrough TV series that ran in December called: “Building Bridges: From the Great Lakes to the Great Wall.” It talked of the growing business, educational and cultural connections between Michigan and China and included exclusive interviews with three Michigan governors, the CEOs of the auto makers and other major firms in Michigan and China, as well as leaders of Michigan’s universities and China’s Ambassador to the U.S.

Ms. Cain appears on local and national radio and television shows offering her political and business commentary.

Ms. Cain also writes about business and politics in her weekly column that appears in the Detroit Free Press each Sunday. She previously served as the paper’s Assistant Business Editor and Assistant National Editor where she coordinated the paper’s coverage of presidential elections as well as international and national issues.

She previously was Business Editor of the Toledo Blade, worked as a business reporter and columnist at The Detroit News, and was a reporter and editor at United Press International’s Detroit bureau, where she covered business, politics, automotive and sports.

A native of Detroit, Ms. Cain is actively involved in the community and is invited by numerous business, political and community organizations to be involved with their events. She is also sought after as a speaker by numerous community groups. She is again moderating the Michigan Chronicle’s lauded “Pancakes and Politics” breakfast series, now in its third year which features business and community leaders. And she will again serve as moderator of the Michigan Political Leadership Program’s annual dinner event.

She received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Michigan State University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan in 1999.