Candace Coleman

Candace co-anchors the weekday morning show with Andrew Harrison. She is a proud native of Jackson, Mississippi. In December 2015, Candace joined the WJTV12 News team as a producer. She eventually returned to her passion for reporting in 2016.

Candace has covered several stories that made national headlines, including Hurricane Nate, the slayings of two Hattiesburg police officers, the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, and Carolyn Bryant’s admission to an author that her accusations against Emmett Till were false.

Before moving back home to Jackson, Candace was a reporter for WJTV12’s sister station WHLT22 in Hattiesburg, Missississippi.

Now on the anchor desk, Candace is happy to wake up the Metro area every day from 4:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. She loves helping viewers start their day, before heading off to work or school. She also takes pride in her weekly Cool Schools segment, which highlights central Mississippi schools.

Candace received her Bachelor of Journalism from The University of Mississippi in May 2014. While in school, she interned at WTVA in Tupelo, Mississippi. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Rho Lambda Omega Chapter and the National Association of Black Journalists. Candace involves herself in volunteer work through the Circle of Color Book Club.

Candace knew at a young age she wanted 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 the chance to stay connected with the people most important to her. Her interests include the performing arts, podcasts and inspirational books. Do you have a story idea? Email Candace at ccoleman@wjtv.com.

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