'The View' Names First Black Female Executive Producer

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We told you yesterday that ‘The View’ will be returning for its 20th season, but what we didn’t tell you is that the show has named Candi Carter as its new executive producer — making her the first Black woman to do the job.

via Variety:

Carter has served as the interim showrunner on “The View” since September, working with consultant Hilary Estey McLoughlin (a veteran executive from CBS and TelePictures Productions) and co-executive producer Brian Teta (“The Late Show With David Letterman”), to help reboot the talk show, which has struggled since creator Barbara Walters retired in May 2013.

Carter spent 15 years as a supervising producer at “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” and has produced for BET. “It’s an honor to be part of the extraordinary legacy built by Barbara Walters, the exceptional, funny and smart women at the table led by Whoopi Goldberg and a terrific team behind the scenes,” Carter said.  “Every day is a thrill.”

Congrats to Candi! Maybe under her lead the show can return to its glory…

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