Candi Carter has worked as a television producer for more than 25 years – starting her career at CNN in Atlanta. She then moved on to produce programming specials for WISN-TV, the ABC affiliate in Milwaukee, where she won her first Emmy Award. Candi then joined The Oprah Winfrey Show in Chicago where she spent 15 years producing some of the most memorable hours of television in daytime. In the final 25th season, Candi produced the highest-rated Oprah Show in more than six years, the critically acclaimed Emmy Award-winning episodes "An Oprah Show Two-Day Event: 200 Molested Men Come Forward." Candi's work was also showcased on Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes airing on OWN, for which Carter was a featured producer.
When the The Oprah Show ended its historic run in 2011, Candi raised capital and co-founded New Chapter Entertainment. As CEO, her Chicago-based production company originated, developed and produced unscripted TV shows for broadcast, cable, syndication and new media. During that three-year run, Candi launched two talk shows for Telepictures TV (a division of Warner Brothers) – Just Keke on BET and Ice & Coco on FOX. She also developed and executive produced presentations, pilots and shows for HGTV, Lifetime, Cooking Channel, Telepictures TV, TV One, BET, FOX, OWN, Tyler Perry Studios, PBS and RLTV.
In September 2015, Candi signed on as Executive Producer for the iconic daytime TV show, The View. She is currently entering her fifth season as Executive Producer. The New York Times Magazine recently named The View - "The Most Important Political TV Show in America."
In her spare time, Candi is dedicated to building opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. Inspired by her 16-year-old son with special needs, Candi helps raise awareness for organizations serving the disability community and finding ways to promote inclusion in every aspect of society. She recently created an organization called, "We've Got Friends," a non-profit dedicated to helping teens with special needs develop friend groups of their very own. We've Got Friends currently runs four hangouts in New Jersey serving nearly 100 families per month. She's also member of several professional organizations including The Producers Guild, NY Women in Film and Television, The National Association of Black Journalists, The Links Incorporated and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Candi lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children.