Blake McCoy is a dynamic and engaging broadcast journalist who has a deep understanding of the country. As a network news correspondent, he has covered stories of triumph and tragedy, as well as the struggles and triumphs of individuals. As a local anchor, Blake McCoy has been able to connect with audiences by delivering top-rated local news programs with the necessary care and authenticity.
During NBC’s coverage of the San Bernardino attack in 2015, Blake McCoy was nominated for an Emmy. He reported from the scenes of other mass shootings, such as those at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando and the Las Vegas Nightclub. He also covered the presidential campaign trail in 2016 and returned to work on the Nightly News on June 16, 2018. During his time in London, Blake McCoy was able to experience some of the most extreme weather in the country, including tornadoes and wildfires.
Two years ago, Blake McCoy was able to launch his own show at Washington DC’s local television station, WTG. He was able to create a 4pm hour that featured live interviews, breaking news, and pop culture. The show, which debuted in 2019, became the top-rated new program in the country. It was able to compete against programs such as Judge Judy and Dr. Phil.
During the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Blake McCoy was able to lead the station’s coverage. He was able to keep up with the news and provide a steady stream of information during the unpredictable early mornings. In September 2020, he was promoted to the role of evening and late news anchor.
FOX 5 DC
Mar 2019 – Mar 2021
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Blake McCoy was the lead anchor and presenter of four daily newscasts in DC-metro area with audience reach of 2.5 million viewers. Managed overlapping teams in high-pressure, fast-changing environment overseeing writing, storytelling and social media promotion distinct to each show’s target audience.
Sep 2009 – Aug 2012
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Blake McCoy was lead solo-anchor of Las Vegas weekend news with audience reach of 740,000 viewers. Reported on “boom-to-bust” 2008 Financial Crisis, simplifying and humanizing drastic cuts in government services and rapid re-invention of core businesses across entertainment, hospitality and tourism sectors.
Oct 2015 – Mar 2019
Blake McCoy developed and presented daily original content for 25+ million viewers across NBC News brands including TODAY Show, Nightly News and MSNBC. Managed end-to-end processes including pitching, planning, writing and developing stories while collaborating across organization and delivering on tight deadlines.
KBOI-TV, CBS 2
Sep 2007 – Apr 2009
Boise, Idaho, United States
Blake McCoy was the lead co-anchor of Boise, ID morning news with audience reach of 260,000 viewers. Reported on issues like growth, environment, state politics and breaking news.
Sep 2012 – Sep 2015
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Blake McCoy was lead co-anchor of #1 rated weekend newscasts with audience reach of 1.75 million viewers. Reported weekdays on issues of major local importance for industry-leading storytelling brand focused on leadership accountability and achieving results.
U.S. House of Representatives
Sep 2004 – Dec 2004
Constituent outreach for Rep. Shelley Berkley (NV,01) communicating key votes and policy positions. Facilitated interactions between Members of Congress, business leaders and VIPs.
The George Washington University
BAJournalism, Political Science (double major)
2003 – 2007
The University of Manchester
Semester Abroad – European Politics
2006 – 2006