Candice King brings over a decade of forecasting experience to the First Warn Weather Team. Raised on a dairy farm in Ridott, IL she has always had an interest in weather. It wasn’t until the movie ‘Twister’ came out that she decided to turn her interest into a career, earning her Associates of Science Degree at Highland Community College in 2002, and then Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology from Northern Illinois University in 2004.
In October of 2012, Candice was very honored to receive the prestigious ‘Distinguished Alumni Award’ from Highland Community College. She has also been nominated twice for an Emmy award and once for the Illinois Broadcasters Association Silver Dome Award. Candice has a great passion for not only forecasting weather, but also teaching viewers about the weather. She enjoys getting out into the community, whether it be school talks, luncheon meetings or just having a conversation about the weather at the county fair.
A very memorable weather event for Candice was the April 9th, 2015 Rochelle/Fairdale tornado. That day, a deadly EF 4 tornado moved through Rochelle and nearly wiped the small town of Fairdale off the map. As cleanup for those communities and farmsteads continued in the months to follow, Candice knew the importance of making sure every home in the town of Fairdale had a working weather radio. She worked with the members of the DeKalb County Long Term Recovery Team and purchased hundreds of First Alert NOAA weather radios to distribute to the residents of Fairdale later that Spring. It is an outreach that she was, and still is, very proud of.
Candice also was able to certify Eyewitness News as a Storm Ready Supporter with the National Weather Service. Not only does she take pride in keeping viewers safe, but also making sure staff at the station know where to go and what to do during times of severe weather.
Outside of work Candice spends time with her husband, Tim, and 3 daughters.
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