Immediately upon being crowned Miss Texas USA in July of 2000, Kandace Krueger announced her intention to bring the USA crown back to the Lone Star State. In March of 2001, she did just that when she became the 50th Miss USA.
After relinquishing her Miss USA crown, Kandace spent 7 exciting years in the broadcasting industry as a sports and entertainment reporter. Kandace was the first host of the popular Best Docs Network television show that aired in five cities in the Southwest, and also has appeared in numerous local and national television commercials.Read more
Meet the Field Reporters
Kathryn Dunn graduated from Baylor University where she majored in Speech Communications. During college Kathryn competed in the Miss America and Miss USA pageant systems, and held the prestigious titles of Miss Frisco, Miss Plano, Miss Fort Worth, and Miss Dallas County. She is one of only 3 women in Texas pageant history to place in the Top 5 in both pageant systems.Read more
Tristan Martinez is a senior at the University of North Texas. While at the North Texas Television Station, she was a sports reporter as well as a talk show host. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and exploring Dallas with her puppy.Read more
Meet the Producers
Today with Kandace is produced by the Emmy Award Winning crews at Identity Media Services, and IMS Studios. Since 1991, the owners of IMS, Bill Lee, Steve Neusse, and Jim Knox, have worked together to produce multiple long-form and short-form programs that have had both local and national distribution. Other programs produced by IMS include the Emmy Award Winning Tailgate Rivals, and the long-running Best Docs Network program. The IMS Studios in Dallas is a fully-functional Digital Video and Television production facility capable of producing high-end professional media-based projects to fit almost any budget.