Circle City Broadcasting Owner, President and CEO DuJuan McCoy has been elected chair of the NAB Leadership Foundation (NABLF) Board of Directors, effective November 8, 2023. McCoy assumes the seat previously occupied by Darrell Brown, former president of Bonneville International Corporation, who has served as NABLF Board chair since 2019.
An alumnus of the NABLF’s Broadcast Leadership Training program, McCoy purchased his first broadcast TV stations in West Texas in 2007 and earned the distinction of being the first African American to own Fox affiliates in the United States. McCoy has owned and operated over 20 broadcast TV stations and currently owns WISH-TV, WNDY-TV, Circulus Digital Media, Circle City Broadcasting Entertainment Production Company and the All-Indiana Podcast Network.
McCoy currently serves on the NAB Television Board of Directors and is also the NABLF Board’s Fundraising Chair. He is a member of several local and national boards of directors, including the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters and the United States Black Chamber of Commerce.
He also established the DuJuan and Tina McCoy Foundation with his wife to create, support, and fund innovative community programs that focus on enhancing the quality of life of diverse individuals through education and career development. Via their foundation, McCoy launched the Multicultural Media Producing Program (MMPP), a 16-week certificate program designed to increase representation by people of color in the newsroom for the broadcast industry.
“For me to have hatched my station ownership career via the Foundation’s BLT Program in 2007, and now have an opportunity to come full circle as the Board Chair is truly a heartfelt honor,” said McCoy. “I’m excited about leading the Foundation into the next chapter of developing our future broadcast leaders. I’m a very proud product of the Foundation’s impactful programs.”
“DuJuan’s career embodies the mission of the NAB Leadership Foundation to open new doorways for the next generation of broadcasters” said NABLF President Michelle Duke. “His firsthand experience and knowledge of our programs will be invaluable in helping our Board of Directors guide NABLF to meet the needs of our industry, develop opportunities for our workforce and equip future leaders and innovators with the tools for success. I congratulate DuJuan on his well-deserved election to NABLF Board chair.”