Candace Barnette is a native of Caledonia, Mississippi. She graduated summa cum laude from Mississippi State University with a degree in Communication concentrating on Broadcasting with minors in French and International Studies.
She began working at WTOK-TV in 2013, first as a reporter and next as weekend anchor and producer. Now, she co-anchors Newscenter 11 at Six and anchors Newscenter 11 at Ten.
During her time at WTOK-TV and as a student at Mississippi State, Candace has won awards from the Mississippi Associated Press, Mississippi Press Association and Southeastern Journalism Conference.
She is a member of the Young Professionals of Meridian. She loves spending time with family and friends and supporting her MSU Bulldogs any chance she gets.