Candy Altman has served as a vice president, news, for Hearst Television, Inc., formerly Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc., since 2002. She served since 2000 as a group news executive and has helped oversee the Company's industry-leading biennial "Commitment" projects to provide extended news coverage of the political process.
Previously, Altman served as news director at Hearst-Argyle's flagship station WCVB-TV, Boston, one of America's most journalistically honored stations.
Altman joined WCVB in 1983 as executive producer of NewsCenter5 Tonight, the station's 11 p.m. weeknight newscast. She later became executive producer of NewsCenter5 at Six and, subsequently, the station's executive producer of news, and a station vice president.
During Altman's term as news director, the WCVB news team received numerous prestigious journalism awards including three national Edward R. Murrow Awards, two Peabody Awards and several Gabriel Awards, and was consistently named "News Station of the Year" by the New England Regional Associated Press.
She serves on both the Associated Press Broadcast Advisory Board, and the National Advisory Board of the Poynter Institute.
Altman is a past president of the ABC News Affiliate Advisory Board. She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Cortland and received a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.