Candace-Mccowan
Candace Mccowan | Biography

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  • Full Name Candace McCowan
  • Occupation Journalist
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Alpharetta, Georgia, USA
  • Birth Date Apr 11, 1985
  • Age 37 Years, 1 Months
Reporter for Eyewitness News 

Candace Mccowan | Biography

Former Reporter of NBC Affiliate WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida

On 8 April 2021, McCowan announced that she was expecting a baby. She confirmed the news live on the air after 'Eyewitness News' anchor Shirleen Allicot revealed that McCowan and her husband Halton would be parents later that year. Fellow 'Eyewitness News' team members Anchor Ken Rosato, Sam Champion, and Heather O'Rourke celebrated the news and congratulated McCowan.


Candace McCowan is an African-American journalist. She is currently working as a reporter for Eyewitness News at WABC-TV/ABC7 New York.

Who is Candace McCowan?

Candace McCowan is a reporter who began her journalism career at the ABC affiliate WJCL in Savannah, Georgia, in January 2007. She then reported for the CBS affiliate WREG - News Channel 3 in Memphis, Tennessee, from January 2009 to January 2014. 

The news reporter then spent her next three years working as a political reporter and anchor at the NBC affiliate WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida. During that time, she interviewed top politicians like Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, and Jeb Bush in the battle for the country's largest swing state. She also covered the primary and multiple debates from New Hampshire. Additionally, she produced and anchored a weekly Sunday morning show at WFLA-TV.

McCowan joined the WABC-TV/ABC7 New York in December 2016. Since then, she has been a part of the Eyewitness News team as a reporter.

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Parents and Early Bio

Candace McCowan was born on 11 April 1985 to her parents, Melvin McCowan and Myra McCowan. She has two brothers named Jonathan McCowan and Tracy McCowan. She often features her father, mother, and brothers on her Instagram posts.

McCowan grew up in Alpharetta, Georgia. She graduated with a double major in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science from the University of Alabama in 2006.   

Husband

McCowan is married to her husband, Halton Peters. The pair exchanged wedding vows on 17 September 2016 at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta, Georgia. The wedding was an intimate ceremony attended by their family and friends.

Candace McCowan and her husband Halton Peters
Candace McCowan with her husband Halton Peters on their wedding day in 2016. (Photo: Instagram)

The bride wore a strapless white gown with a ruffled bottom and train. She paired the wedding dress with a  mid length veil and white/ light pink roses. On the other hand, the groom donned a grey suit paired with a white shirt and light pink bow tie.

After the wedding ceremony, the newlywed couple went on a honeymoon in Bali, Indonesia. McCowan wished her husband their first anniversary through an Instagram post in 2017. 

The pair currently live together in Midtown, Manhattan  and have been married for over fiver years.

Son

On 8 April 2021, McCowan announced that she was expecting a baby. She confirmed the news live on the air after Eyewitness News anchor Shirleen Allicot revealed that McCowan and her husband Halton would be parents later that year. 

"I couldn't be more happy for my sis!" Eyewitness anchor Allicot stated as the morning team celebrated the pregnancy news.

Fellow Eyewitness News team members Anchor Ken Rosato, Sam Champion, and Heather O'Rourke celebrated the news and congratulated McCowan.

McCowan and her husband later welcomed their first child, son Henry, on 2 September 2021. Their son was born at 9.5 pounds and both mother and child were healthy.

After spending some quality time with her son during maternity leave, McCowan returned to her job on 20 January 2022.

Did You Know?

On 4 May 2017, she wished her co-worker Ken Rosato on his birthday, via Facebook.

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