Candace Sweat

Candace Sweat

Reporter

Professional Experience:
August 2014 to present: reporter, WRAL-TV; August 2011 to July 2014: reporter, ABC 33/40, Birmingham, Ala.; May 2009 to July 2011: reporter, WCTV, Tallahassee, Fla.

Awards & Recognition:
March 2012: AP Award, Mobile Journalist (Florida Associated Press); March 2012, AP Award, Individual Achievement (Florida Associated Press)

News Philosophy:
One of the most important things I can do as a journalist is let people know that I genuinely care.

Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, 2006, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas; Master of Science in Communications, 2009, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla.

Birthplace:
Dallas, Texas

Hobbies & Interests:
I enjoy reading. Fiction is my favorite. I also love to travel. I went to Canada for space camp many years ago. I convinced my parents that I may want to become and astronaut someday. I think I really just wanted to try out the "weightlessness" machine. I’ve also spent some time in London and, most recently, visited Brazil during the World Cup. It was an experience of a lifetime! I also enjoy working out and simply spending quality time with friends and family.

Family & Pets:
My mom and dad, and two shih tzu dogs. They live back in Texas with mom, but I FaceTime with them when I can.

Favorite Books & Movies:
"Memoirs of a Geisha," "The Kings and Queens of Roam" and "I Say a Prayer for Me"

Likes Best About North Carolina:
The weather is mild, the people are friendly and the landscape is beautiful. The barbecue is a plus too!