In order for those in front of the camera to be successful, it takes a lot of work behind the scenes. The View is the longest running daytime talk show to date. It was created by Barbara Walters in 1997 and aired its first episode in August of that year. Since then the show has accumulated a number of accolades like multiple Emmy awards and enough recognition to become a household name. However, this year the show made history in a different way.

Candi Carter has officially been named the executive producer of The View, becoming the first African American woman to do so. The show has recently been renewed for Season 20, and while this may be Carter’s first time in this position, she is well prepared. Carter has worked as the senior producer for The Oprah Winfrey Show and has produced for BET as well. She revealed in an interview with Variety that The View‘s history is what makes her job even more special. “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 has had the role of interim show-runner since September. There have been speculations as to who will be on the famous all-woman panel next season. It has been revealed that many of the co-hosts have signed one-year contracts. Some hosts, like Goldberg, have reached the end of their contract and must decide whether they should stay or go. As of right now there isn’t much certainty on who will make up the new panel.

With over 15 years of experience at The Oprah Winfrey Show, Carter is sure to execute her position thus solidifying success behind the scenes. “Candi and the team have worked tirelessly to make The View the place to be heard for an impressive roster of celebrities, politicians and people in the news”, said ABC’s News President. It seems as if Carter already has all the experience she needs for her new role as executive producer. To keep up with her on social media you can find her here.