SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Kandace Redd is a Multi-Skilled Journalist at ABC10 in Sacramento, Calif., and the lead content creator for the newly formed Race and Culture team. The mission of the Race and Culture team is to consistently serve people who have been historically overlooked or underrepresented in the media by amplifying their voices through authentic representation, community engagement and in-depth storytelling on all platforms.
Kandace comes to ABC10 from WFMY News 2, ABC10's sister station, in Greensboro, N.C. There, she worked as a Multi-Skilled Journalist, predominately on The Good Morning Show. Kandace covered local and national news stories, including the passing of "America's Pastor" Billy Graham, the removal of the Winston-Salem Confederate monument, and a deadly EF-2 tornado. She also led morning news coverage of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, racial justice protests, 2020 presidential election, and Kamala Harris making history as the first woman, Black, Asian American, and graduate of a historically Black university, Howard University, to serve as the vice president of the United States.
Before landing at WFMY, Kandace was a reporter and producer at 16 WAPT News in Jackson, Miss. There, she tackled breaking news and enterprise stories. That includes Mississippi’s controversial removal of the Confederate symbol on the state flag, an interview with NFL legend Jerry Rice concerning national anthem protests, and the senseless murder of 6-year-old Kingston Frazier.
Before joining WAPT, Kandace served the public as an anchor, reporter, and producer at WXVT Delta News in Greenville, Miss. Kandace began her journalism career as a news intern in Washington, D.C. There, she worked at WTOP 103.5FM all-news radio, WTTG FOX 5, and CBS News Washington Bureau. While in the nation's capital, Kandace earned the privilege to travel with CBS News for President Barack Obama's "Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour."
After four years in Washington D.C., Kandace moved to the New England area to work as a news apprentice at WBZ 4 CBS Boston. She assisted in covering front page reports, including the Boston Marathon terror attack, the crowning of the Boston Red Sox as the 2013 World Series champions, and multiple dangerous snowstorms.
Kandace is originally from the Crenshaw District of South Los Angeles. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at Howard University and a Master of Arts in strategic communication at American University. Kandace is a proud member of the National Association of Black Journalists and Society of Professional Journalists.
When she’s not busy keeping the public informed, Kandace enjoys spending time with loved ones, mentoring novice journalists, and engaging with all diverse communities to help form a more unified and peaceful world – for today and the future.