Born in New York City and raised in Connecticut, Candy O came to Boston to dive for Boston College where she received an honors degree in English and won the silver medal in one meter diving at the Boston Intercollegiate swimming and diving championships. In 1990 she attended the Connecticut School of Broadcasting and accepted a temporary job as secretary to the program director at Magic 106.7. For the past 22 years, Candy O has been a fixture on the station, both on and off the air, rising through the ranks to be the Assistant Program Director from 2001-2013. In March, 2013, she was tapped to be the new co-host of MORNING MAGIC and is the co-founder & president of Boston Women in Media & Entertainment.
The creator and co-host of Magic 106.7’s Exceptional Women program, Candy teamed up with longtime Boston radio personality Sue Tabb in June 2013 to produce the weekly show which has won 36 local and national awards since it’s inception in 1993. She also co-hosts the station’s new Exceptional Women Entrepreneur series.
A singer since childhood, Candy O has recorded and released five songs for national airplay, including a duet with rocker Charlie Farren. The single debuted at #34 on the AC charts in 2009 (check out the video for the song below). She serves as a judge on the Emmy Award winning TV talent show, Community Auditions and has performed at Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops, at Jordan Hall, the Shubert, Wilbur and Majestic Theatres and the Agganis Arena and TD Garden. In July, 2013 Candy became a member of the singing group Voices of Hope.
In 2010, she knocked another item off her bucket list when she accepted a small role in the feature film CO2, her second film Luke Eleven is in post- production. She will play the role of news anchor Pamela Fontaine in Lazarus Rising starring Eric Roberts and Lenny Clark…filming is set to begin in the Boston area this summer.
After spending 15 years as a single mom, Candy finally found her true love in 2006. She and her husband Tom have a blended family that includes 5 grown children. Her son Christopher is serving our country as a Green Beret and her daughter Colleen is an account supervisor at Mullen Advertising.
When she’s not on the air, Candy O risks turning her blonde hair green by swimming every day and runs a swimming program every summer at the Meadowbrook Day Camp in Weston.
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