Candace MartinoSports Reporter

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Candace comes to WJAC after being a Weekend Sports Anchor for KMID in Odessa, Texas - better known as the setting for the movie Friday Night Lights. As a Pittsburgh native who bleeds black and gold, Candace is eager to return home and join the 6 News team as a sports reporter in the State College bureau.

Before making her way back north, Candace played college basketball at the University of Tampa. There she majored in both Sport Management and Communications, earning the most prestigious award offered to Sport Management students who demonstrate leadership in the Sport Community.

During her time as a Spartan, Candace interned at two news stations in the Tampa-St. Petersburg market, as well as the Orlando City Soccer Club, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Pittsburgh Penguins. In addition to her internships, Candace had the opportunity to work in the media department for the 2015 Women’s Final Four, 2016 Frozen Four, 2016 Stanley Cup, 2017 College Football National Championship, and the 2017 Pro Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

When Candace isn’t running up and down the football field in her sneakers and dress, you can find her at the basketball court, or in the stands as a fan.

Everyone on the roster has a story, and Candace wants to hear it: