McCray brings more than 20 years of experience in the broadcast and cable TV industry as she leads brand research for the Travel Channel. She oversees short- and long-term program planning and scheduling, and manages all acquisitions for the network. Away from work, McCray supports the organization Urban Resource Institute. “I started as a volunteer and worked my way up to the board and eventually the chairman of the board of directors,” she says. “I know I’m making a huge difference in people’s lives.”

What television show/s – cable or broadcast – best embrace diversity?
Here are some of the shows I think do a great job of embracing diversity: “Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Orange Is the New Black,” “American Crime” and “The Fosters.” I’m also excited to see how Fox handles their new show “Pitch.” It is great to see a woman star in a baseball series!

My personal election campaign slogan would be…
I can’t make up my mind, so I’ve got three! “Why Settle for Less? Get the Best!”, “Think BIG … Think Brigitte McCray” and “It Pays to Discover… Brigitte McCray”

Favorite charity organization you work with?
Urban Resource Institute is near and dear to my heart. URI is one of the largest and most comprehensive domestic violence providers in NYC. I’ve been involved with this non-profit for over 20 years. I started as a volunteer and worked my way up to the board and eventually the chairman of the board of directors. I’m very proud of the work I’m doing with this organization and I know I’m making a huge difference in people’s lives.

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