In October 2014, Candace Dunkley joined the Time Warner Cable News Kingston Bureau, which is now Spectrum News. Since then she has covered a variety of stories including the presidential rallies of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, the second-degree murder trial of Kingston Dentist Gilberto Nunez and the community’s push to counteract violence in the City of Poughkeepsie.
Dunkley has also covered a number of series and special reports including a three part series about residents of The Town of Wawarsing’s efforts to revive the economy, the house where Bob Dylan and The Band played in 1967 called “Big Pink” and a special feature on the Woodstock Music Festival of 1969. Dunkley also hosted a summer arts series in which she produced weekly profiles of visual and performing artists in her coverage area. The special also included monthly panel discussions.
Before Dunkley joined Spectrum News she was a television journalist at WWNY-TV in Watertown, N.Y.
Dunkley is also a spoken word poet. In October she traveled the Northeast to perform at open mic venues in New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C and Baltimore. She is also passionate about dance and physical fitness. In her free time, she takes salsa classes as well as a variety of group fitness programs.
Dunkley has a master’s degree of science in broadcast journalism, from Syracuse University. She is also a graduate of SUNY Oswego, where she received her bachelor’s degree.