Esperanza 'Candy' Martinez Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Esperanza “Candy” Martinez

Interviewed by: Zetna Fuentes

Veteran news associate director and stage manager Esperanza “Candy” Martinez discusses her long career working for the news crew of WABC in New York, her mentorship of new directors, and her “passion projects” directing documentaries on African-American quilt making.

Candy Martinez describes the important role an Associate Director plays in preparing for a live news broadcast.

Martinez recalls how she and a colleague became interested in African-American Quilting, leading them to create several award-winning short documentaries.

Martinez shares the value of being a Guild member, and why she made her voice heard throughout her career.