Candace Burns co-anchors CBS 6 News at 6 & 11 p.m. Monday through Friday. She joined the CBS 6 news team in 2014, after anchoring and reporting in Flint, Michigan, where she earned the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Excellence award for her reporting.
Candace is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She has been recognized for her dedication to journalism and her service to the community by several organizations. In March she was named a Women History Maker Under 40 by the Commonwealth Virginia Chapter of Links Incorporated.
She has a passion for stories that help people who are often overlooked or disenfranchised. Her favorite stories shine a light on people who help make the Commonwealth a better place for everyone to live, work, and play. In 2020, Candace helped launch The Rebound Richmond, an initiative that focuses on how the community navigates the COVID-19 crisis. In 2015, Candace assisted in launching the CBS6 Problem Solvers franchise at CBS 6.
Candace serves on the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the National Association of Black Journalists.
In her free time, she enjoys working out, cooking, sewing, nature, and spending time with loved ones. You could call her a daring volunteer. From 2017-2019 Candace helped 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 the 25-story Sun Trust building in downtown Richmond.
Candace graduated from Wichita State University with a major in Broadcast Journalism. She was a scholarship athlete on the Shocker women's basketball team.