Candace Coleman is a proud native of Jackson, Ms. She joined the WJTV 12 News Team in December 2015.
Candace received her bachelor’s degree from the Meek School of Journalism at The University of Mississippi in May 2014.
She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and National Association of Black Journalists. While in school, she interned at WTVA, an NBC affiliate of Tupelo, MS.
She began her career as a reporter in Hattiesburg, MS. As a member of the WHLT 22 team there, she worked closely alongside WJTV12. Often her work would be featured in the Jackson viewing area.
The two events that have impacted her career the most are the devastating Marion and Jones County tornadoes on December 23, 2014, and the shooting deaths of two Hattiesburg police officers on May 9, 2015.
Candace knew at a young age that she would like to pursue a career in television news. She credits her upbringing in the Jackson Public School District. Candace graduated from Murrah High School in 2010. She believes the best thing about working in her hometown of Jackson, is that she can stay connected with the people she knows the best.
A classically trained dancer for 9 years and shower vocalist of 24, Candace enjoys the performing arts. Her other hobbies include writing poetry and public speaking.
Candace involves herself in volunteer work through the Circle of Color Book Club, where she has helped organize book fairs and summits for middle school aged girls.
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