About B. McCoy
Brian McCoy is a digital strategist, activist and online personality. He has served as a host and producer for the Rejoice! Television Network; and as a blogger for Urbanham.com. He has written for the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Kaleidoscope Newspaper and as a contributing writer/columnist for the Birmingham Times. He has also had political articles published in The Birmingham News and written for Ebony Magazine and Huffington Post. Brian served as a moderator for the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, organized community empowerment workshops, co-founded an annual gospel concert to benefit local NAACP college chapters, and hosted youth events for the SCLC.
In 2005, at the age of 22, he was named a Who’s Who in Birmingham honoree, then listed again in 2008 and 2009, being noted for his community activism in the city. He is also a Who’s Who in Alabama honoree.
Capitalizing on an early Youtube following, he began creating original content for the B. McCoy Show, scoring over 1.7 million views and runs the current news events blog, bmccoy.com. He previously managed digital media for the national office of the NAACP, including the NAACP Image Awards.
Also in the landscape of entertainment–he has interviewed music legend Kirk Franklin, worked with MusicWorld Records CEO Mathew Knowles to feature artists as Le’Andria Johnson and also featured music legend Yolanda Adams, to name a few. He was also a part of hip-hop television show productions while developing a Comcast TV pilot for “The Movement” radio show. In 2009 he became a voting member of the GRAMMY Recording Academy and also worked on the production team of America’s Got Talent, including commercial work.
He previously managed digital media for the national office of the NAACP, including the NAACP Image Awards on TV One.
Brian currently resides in Washington D.C., where he serves as Digital Editor of MyHoustonGOSPEL.com, MyBirminghamGOSPEL.com, writes and works in digital media management for national organizations.
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Notable Appearances: Tom Joyner Morning Show, FOX 6 WBRC, ABC 33/40, 610 WAGGs Perspective, 98.7 Kiss FMs Talkback Live, 95.7 JAMZ Buckwilde Morning Show, The Birmingham Times and National Public Radio’s Tavis Smiley Show, NAACP forum moderator, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute panelist.
Education: Bachelors-University of Alabama at Birmingham (Communication Studies/Broadcasting/Political Science), Masters-Texas Southern University (Communications/Radio/TV/Film)
Community: First Book (Fmr. local Chair/Co-Chair), United Way of Baytown Area (Fmr. Communication Fellow), New Hope Baptist Church (Media Ministry), Wheeler Ave. Baptist Church (Young Adult Music Ministry, Past President), NAACP (Past Chapter President), Southern Christian Leadership Conference (Past Events Organizer), Church of God in Christ (Houston-Promotions)