A life long Newton resident, (and die hard Red Sox fan) Candy Gold has worked in Media and the Arts for more than 30 years. She worked as a radio news reporter for 12 years, and has worked as a freelance newspaper writer for 15 years. She has covered every type of story, from politics and government to feature stories and Arts and Entertainment reviews. Her Arts and Entertainment reporting and love of theatre led to her work as a Director for community theatre since 1996. She has spent five years directing the children’s spring musical at the JCC in Newton. Candy served on the Board of Trustees at the Wang Center for Performing Arts in Boston for 20 years. She is currently on the Board of Advisors at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge. She has always been actively involved in supporting the Arts in Newton, Boston and New York City. In 2010, she was involved in Producing “Driving Miss Daisy” with James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave on Broadway. The play was so successful, that it transferred to London in Fall/2011. This year, Candy is Producing “End if the Rainbow” on Broadway. The play, about the last few months of Judy Garland’s life, was nominated for 3 Tony Awards. Candy’s other passion is food and cooking. Two years ago, she began producing her own local cable show on NewTV called “Neighborhood Cooking with Candy Gold.” The cooking/interview show can be seen on a dozen community cable stations in the Greater Boston area. Candy won Producer of the Year at last year’s local Cable Awards. This year, she won, Show of the Year. In June/2011, she won a cooking competition on Food Network. She also won a local baking competition in Fall/2011 called the Yummy Awards. The show is currently being sponsored by Whole Foods Supermarket. Candy lives in Newton with her husband, Martin Waters. Her 23 year old daughter, Carly, attended college at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and her 19 year old son, David, attends Landmark College in Putney, VT.