Candy Reid

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Candida Yda Reid (born 1977 in London, England) is a British journalist who was a sports anchor for CNN International based in Atlanta, GA.

Early life[edit]

Reid was an international junior tennis player. She represented England and the United Kingdom many times at Under 18 level and competed at Junior Wimbledon. Reid played on the Satellite Tour after leaving school and achieved a world ranking in both singles and doubles.Reid then went to the University of Tennessee in Knoxville [1] on a full-tennis scholarship from 1996–2000 and graduated with a degree in broadcasting and a minor in economics. Beforehand she went to Sutton High school in Sutton, England. Her father was a stock-broker, her mother a former professional dancer.

Broadcasting career[edit]

Candy Reid began her career with CNN International[2] in Atlanta in 2000 as an Associate Producer before becoming a sports anchor in 2002. She has interviewed many huge international sports personalities such as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal,[3] Serena Williams,[4] Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Jenson Button.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/090506aaa.html
  2. ^ http://edition.cnn.com/CNN/anchors_reporters/reid.candy.html
  3. ^ http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Rafael+Nadal/Candy+Reid
  4. ^ http://www.cnnasiapacific.com/press/en/content/653/