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Candace Wheeler

Senior Producer, Closer Look with Rose Scott

Candace Wheeler is the senior producer for Closer Look with Rose Scott at WABE.

She first got her start in journalism by writing arts and culture stories for her high school student newspaper. She then attended Spelman College, where she majored in Sociology, interned for several local publications and worked for the college’s monthly newsletter.

Following her graduation from Spelman in 2010, Candace attended New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Institute where she received her master’s degree in journalism. As a young reporter she took a host of internship and fellowship opportunities following graduation which included the Stone and Holt Weeks Fellowship in Washington, D.C. – An opportunity that allowed her to spend 6 months working as a local reporter at both the Washington Post and National Public Radio.

It was during her fellowship that she discovered a passion for public radio and she then returned to her hometown of Atlanta,  Georgia to pursue freelance opportunities and begin working at WABE.

Peggy Ann Schnitzius, 77, looks inside a garbage bin while braving the cold weather in front of a frozen fountain Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, in downtown Atlanta.
David Goldman / Associated Press

Record low temperatures will hit metro Atlanta Monday night.

Temperatures will drop into the low 20s Monday evening with wind gusts of up to 20 miles per hour Tuesday morning.

National Weather Service meteorologist Jason Deese says these winds will take temperatures into the teens.

“What that’s going to result in is some really cold wind chills so it could be getting down to around the 10 degree mark and that’ll be for the morning bus ride for the school kids… so bundle them kids up for sure out there,” Deese says.