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Candace Lyle Hogan

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Candace Hogan together with Diana Nyad (left) after Nyad's swim from Cuba to Florida. AP Photo by Pat Carter

Candace Lyle Hogan is a pioneering American female sports writer who broke barriers in the 1970s, together with Diana Nyad. Candace is the only person to accompany Diana Nyad on all five of her 103-mile Cuba-to-Florida swim attempts.

Professional Career[edit]

Candace is currently an Editor and Writer at Esri Press (book publishers) where she edited books including Lining Up Data: A Guide to Map Projections by Margaret Maher; Thinking About GIS by Roger Tomlinson; Building a GIS by Dave Peters, Botanical Serigraphs: The Gene Bauer Collection.

She was previously the Acting Managing Editor, Acting Executive Editor and Senior Editor at Latina Magazine, the Managing Editor at Los Angeles Times Company, the Managing Editor at The Runner magazine, the Senior Editor/staff writer at womenSports Magazine, and the Sports Editor at The Independent Newspaper Group.

A graduate from University of California, Berkeley, Candace was also one of the co-founding editors of Billie Jean King's national magazine that featured women athletes of the present and past. WomenSports was the first to put an African-American woman on the cover of a national magazine and the first to cover news about sportswomen regularly and prominently. Billie founded the magazine about 6 months after she beat Bobby Riggs in what was billed as the "Battle of the Sexes," an Astrodome tennis match with international TV coverage.

Editor/Writer at Esri Press[edit]

She has edited Lining Up Data: A Guide to Map Projections by Margaret Maher; Thinking About GIS by Roger Tomlinson; Building a GIS by Dave Peters, Botanical Serigraphs: The Gene Bauer Collection. Upcoming: Janet Edwards' California.

Latina Magazine Acting Managing Editor[edit]

She was the Acting Executive Editor and Senior Editor of Latina Magazine. She participated in all phases of editorial work during the founding years of Latina.

Managing Editor of Los Angeles Times Company[edit]

She set up Quark and the computerized editorial and production processes needed to launch the premier issue of a startup magazine called Sports Inc.: The Sports Business Weekly.

Managing Editor of The Runner Magazine[edit]

Hogan started freelance as a proofreader and copy editor and then was hired as the Managing Editor, supervising editors and freelance staff and making sure this monthly magazine met its deadlines. The high point was pulling off a special issue containing our coverage of the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.

Senior Editor/Staff Writer of womenSports Magazine[edit]

Hogan was one of the co-founding editors of Billie Jean King's national magazine that featured women athletes of the present and past. womenSports was the first to put an African-American woman on the cover of a national magazine and the first to cover news about sportswomen regularly and prominently.

Sports Editor of the Independent Newspaper Group[edit]

Hogan was in charge of the sports section of a newspaper published by Joan Kinney. She was the sports editor, sports columnist, reporter, feature writer, stringer, and layout person and photographer for this wonderful investigative journal.

Interest[edit]

For more than 20 years, Candace has been a Therapeutic Touch (TT) practitioner. TT is about helping support the healing process in others and self-healing through compassionate intention to balance the energy field.

Honors and Awards[edit]

  • President's Award from the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women
  • President's Award from the National Association for Girls and Women in Sports

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