Reporter, anchor, and Broadcast Journalism in Chicago, Illinois
Blake McCoy is a dynamic, engaging broadcast journalist with a depth of experience. Blake has traveled the country sharing stories of human triumph and tragedy, struggle, and perseverance as a network news correspondent. Blake has connected with audiences by leading top-rated newscasts with authenticity, accuracy, and care as a local anchor.
Blake McCoy’s news journey began in Boise, Idaho, where he spent nearly two years establishing the foundation for his career as a reporter and morning anchor at KBOI-TV.
The next stop was Las Vegas, NV, where Blake McCoy worked as a reporter and weekend anchor at KTNV, ABC Action News. Vegas had gone from boom to bust overnight, rattled by the 2008 financial crisis. Blake found new urgency in the constant push for reinvention when reporting on tourism from the fast-paced Las Vegas Strip—beyond the neon- juxtaposed with deeply personal stories of job loss, home foreclosure, and desperation.
After three years in Las Vegas,Blake McCoy’s next career opportunity came from the highly respected, award-winning team at KARE 11, NBC in Minneapolis, MN. Blake would keep his schedule anchoring weekend evenings and report on essential issues in the community. At KARE 11, Blake’s authenticity and intelligent reporting were quickly embraced by viewers of their #1 rated newscasts.
Network attention followed. Blake McCoy became a National Correspondent at NBC News, reporting for TODAY, Nightly News, and MSNBC. Minnesota became his second home as he would return often covering major stories, including investigations and trials of multiple high-profile police shootings, racial injustice, and the death of music icon Prince.
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