Candace McCowan
Candace McCowan joined the Eyewitness News team as a reporter in December of 2016.

Before joining WABC, Candace was a political reporter and anchor at WFLA, Tampa's NBC affiliate. In the battle for the country's largest swing state Candace interviewed now President Donald J. Trump, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, and many others. She traveled to New Hampshire to cover the primary and covered multiple debates. Candace also anchored and produced a weekly Sunday morning political show.

Candace also reported in Memphis, TN and Savannah, GA.

She grew up in Alpharetta, Georgia and graduated with a double major in Political Science and Broadcast Journalism from the University of Alabama.

Candace lives in Midtown, Manhattan with her husband Halton.

Candace's Stories
Women's History Month: Jiggy Puzzles features, supports female artists
Kaylin Marcotte first came to love puzzles as a child, but it was while working at a startup in 2015 that she returned to her old love. And soon, Jiggy Puzzles was born.
NYPD officer hailed as hero after saving choking child
Two mothers are thanking a New York City police officer who jumped into action to save their baby Sunday afternoon after the child stopped breathing.
Dr. Allen recounts leading NYC H+H through beginning of COVID pandemic
As Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of NYC Health and Hospitals, Dr. Allen led the city's hospital response through one of Gotham's darkest seasons.
New Jersey surpasses 20,000 COVID deaths, focuses vaccines on hard-hit areas
Outside of the many other vaccination sites, the state of New Jersey making an effort to bring the shots to houses of worship and other community gathering places, many locations that were once testing sites.
What to know as some COVID restrictions ease today in NJ
The loosening of some of the restrictions in New Jersey has the Restaurant Association in New York calling for similar changes.
NJ easing indoor capacity restrictions and curfew restrictions ahead of Super Bowl
Indoor capacity at restaurants and other businesses in New Jersey will increase to 35%, up from the current 25%, and they will be allowed to stay open past 10 p.m., Governor Phil Murphy announced Wednesday.
Newark curfew in effect, new restrictions begin Thursday in New Jersey
Cases of the coronavirus continue to surge in New Jersey, as the state reported its highest daily total in seven months ahead of new restriction set to take effect Thursday.
FDNY EMTs are 1st first responders to get COVID vaccine as rollout begins
FDNY EMTs and paramedics are the first of New York City first responders to get the COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday, with firefighters and members of the FDNY set to being receiving the shot next week.
Blizzard-like conditions cause hundreds of car crashes on Long Island
A nor'easter dropped several inches of snow on Long Island making travel conditions nearly impossible.
FDNY sends members memo on COVID vaccine safety after survey shows distrust
The FDNY is releasing more detailed information to their members about the vaccines and why it's important for firefighters who are on the frontlines and live in close quarters to get the COVID-19 vaccine.