Emmy award-winning producer, Candi Carter, joined The Tamron Hall Show as Executive Producer/Showrunner for Disney Entertainment in March of 2020 the week of the COVID shutdown in New York City. Candi started her television career at CNN in Atlanta and quickly moved on to produce programming specials for WISN-TV, the ABC affiliate in Milwaukee, where she won her first Emmy award. A few years later, Candi 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 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, and PBS.
In 2015, Candi became the Executive Producer for the iconic daytime TV show, The View for five seasons. The New York Times Magazine named The View - "The Most Important Political TV Show in America." The View was inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame and in 2020 took home the Emmy for Best Informative Talk Show.
In her spare time, Candi is dedicated to building opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. Inspired by her 17-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 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 virtual hangouts (during COVID) in New Jersey serving more than 200 families. She's also a member of several professional organizations including The Producers Guild, The PGA East Board of Representatives, 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.