Candace J. Wheeler
San Diego, California (619) 659-1127 (H) (858) 472-4285 (C)
High-performing Executive Producer with 20 years of Media Experience in both Radio and Television. In-depth knowledge of show production at all levels. Demonstrated proficiency in booking national and local guests, creating multi-media attention for the show and managing other producers and interns. Over 16 years experience as the Executive Producer for The Rick Roberts Show. Tasked with booking guests ranging from Mitt Romney, George W. Bush, Walter Cronkite, Hillary Clinton, Larry King, Pat Buchanan, Newt Gingrich, numerous Congressman and Senators, Japanese Tsunami Survivors, War Heroes, 911 Family survivors and Celebrities. No topic/guest is beyond the reach of my extensive network.
Key Areas of Expertise
On Air Talent and News Anchor
Attention Grabbing News writing and delivery
Multi-Platform Content Planning, Creation and Execution
Investigative News Skills
Extensive Rolodex with Top Political & Entertainment Sources
Call Screening and Live Studio & Remote Producing
Keen ability to angle and sidebar topics for peak audience participation
Accomplished Community Outreach/Event, & Project Producer
Creative Promotion/Commercial Writer/Producer
Public Relations/Media Producer
Responsible for daily show prep, booking guests, call screening, on air promos and producing The Rick Roberts Show. As an on air talent/ news person daily duties include writing and compiling an in depth rundown of the news topics for the entire staff, creating a comfortable work environment for the talent, managing interns and technical directors to best attain the highest show quality, finding sound to support topics, and creating an angle or question on air to drive traffic to the phones for listener/viewer participation.
Radio – News and Promotions
1995-2011 Executive Producer & On Air Talent with The Rick Roberts Show
1999 - December 31st, 2011 KFMB - San Diego
1998 - 1999 KOGO - San Diego
1996 - 1998 KRLD - Dallas, Texas
1995 - 1996 KCMO - Kansas City
1992 – 1995 News Director/ Reporter/ Morning Show Talent for KURB
Television Producing Credits
CBS TV, Dallas Texas
KUSI TV, San Diego
KFMB Breaking News Associate Producer for the stations coverage of the David Westerfield Trial.
Create and maintain The Warrior Foundation, a Rick Roberts Show 501 C3 that raised over $6 Million Dollars within five years, to assist, honor, and support the military men and women in uniform who have so bravely served and sacrificed for our country. For more information please go to www.warriorfoundation.com .
Executed a 6 month campaign and petition drive to bring Jessica’s Law to the State of California. Worked extensively with the father of Jessica Lunsford, Mark Lunsford, and local businesses and community leaders to create tougher penalties and regulations for convicted and released child molesters.
Launched the first ever Amber Alert in Dallas Texas. Worked closely with the parents of Amber Hagerman and other Texas Radio and TV stations to create a public alert when a child has been abducted. The idea spread nationwide.
Helped coordinate an effort to rebuild African American churches burned down by the KKK in Dallas Texas. Our on air drive provided so many supplies and volunteers that the churches were rebuilt within two weeks, making front page coverage in the Dallas Morning News.
Rallied an entire city to save the Cross on Mt. Soledad which, at its conclusion, involved working side by side with President Bush, The White House staff, various Congressmen, and local leaders. The Cross still stands today.
Published Still/Digital Photographer
Owner of Running Horse Pictures
Keen visual skills in conceptualizing stories and finding the best approach to telling stories that impact audiences.
Published Author/Photographer "A Race For Their Future" features Southern California Race Horses finding new careers after injury or retirement. Proceeds from the book / photography go directly to care for and find new homes for the racehorses.
Selected Featured Photographer Picnik.com out of a million subscribers
Photography published in Horseman’s Magazine
Photography published in iPad book “Our first time”
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Major in Radio, Television, and Film, Minor in Journalism
University of Arkansas, Little Rock