Candace Burns has anchored the CBS 6 News weeknights at 6 & 11 p.m. since 2014. She loves sharing inspiring stories about people who make the Commonwealth a better place for everyone to live, work, and play. You can watch her "Our RVA" reports Wednesdays on CBS6 at 4 and 5:30 p.m.
In 2020, Candace helped WTVR start The Rebound Richmond, a segment that focuses on how the community navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2015, she assisted with launching the CBS6 Problem Solvers franchise, which helps viewers get help and answers from people in authority. She earned an Emmy for her work in 2020.
Candace showcased her tough, but fair interviewing skills while serving as one of two panelists during Virginia's Gubernatorial debate in September of 2021. She held candidates accountable on important issues for voters in the Commonwealth, including racial inequality, challenges the Virginia Unemployment Commission faced during the pandemic, and race and gender in schools.
Several organizations have recognized Candace for her dedication to journalism and her service to the community. She was recently named a Women History Maker Under 40 by the Commonwealth Virginia Chapter of Links Incorporated.
Before moving to Richmond, Candace anchored and reported in Flint, Michigan, where she covered breaking news and other important stories, including the Flint water crisis. Candace earned the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Excellence award for her reporting and was nominated for a Michigan Regional Emmy Award.
She currently serves on the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. She is also an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the National Association of Black Journalists.
Candace enjoys working out, cooking, sewing, nature, photography, and spending time with her loved ones. You could call her a daring volunteer. Each June, she helps the National Multiple Sclerosis Society raise awareness and money by biking hundreds of miles with Bike MS from Richmond to Williamsburg. In 2015 she went Over the Edge to support the Special Olympics by rappelling down Richmond's 25-story Sun Trust building.
Candace graduated from Wichita State University with a major in Broadcast Journalism. She was a scholarship athlete on the Shocker women's basketball team.
If you know someone Candace should feature in her Our RVA reports, email her at Candace.Burns@wtvr.com.