Candace Campos joined the News 6 team as the new Weekend Morning Meteorologist and Reporter.
She comes to Central Florida from Eugene, Oregon where she was the Chief Meteorologist for the CBS Affiliate, KVAL. Before heading out West, Candace got her start at WSVN-7 in Miami, where she was the weather producer for over 5 years. Born and raised in South Florida, Candace couldn’t wait to get back to the Sunshine State. Her love and passion for meteorology came at a very young age.
As a child, her experience with Hurricane Andrew sparked her desire to become a meteorologist, and continues to be the driving force behind her goal to inform, educate and empower her viewers on all aspects of weather.
She is a proud graduate of Florida International University, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology, graduated magna cum laude, and was inducted to the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa arts and science honor society. Candace has earned her NWA seal, and is also a member of the American Meteorological Society, and the National Weather Association.
During her down time, she enjoys finding events and fun outdoor activities, arts & crafts, baking homemade goodies, and plenty of TV binge watching with her husband and Maltese, Bella.
Besides reporting the weather, Candace loves finding the good in the community! So if you have a great “feel good” story idea, remember to send it her way. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
Favorite Restaurant: Need to find one here in Orlando… any suggestions?
Favorite Food: Cuban, Sushi, BBQ, and Fruits
Favorite Genre Of Music: Anything I can dance to!
Favorite Musical Group/Singer: Justin Timberlake, and of course *NSYNC
Favorite Website: YouTube, and for the weather geeks: http://earth.nullschool.net/
Favorite Sport: Football and Soccer
Favorite Team: Miami Dolphins, Oregon Ducks
Favorite Movie: Miss Congeniality, The Sandlot Favorite
TV Show: Friends, Full House, Game of Thrones
Favorite Actor/Actress: Mark Wahlberg, Rachel McAdams, Matthew McConaughey
Favorite Quote: “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain – Vivian Greene
Place You Would Love To Visit: Ireland, and Japan