Director of Communications
Anthony McCarthy leads the communications and public affairs team for Mayor Catherine E. Pugh.
He is a journalist and public relations professional and has hosted numerous talk radio programs including “The Weekly News Roundup with Anthony McCarthy” on public radio WYPR 88.1 FM and “The Anthony McCarthy Show” on public radio WEAA 88.9 FM. In 2015 McCarthy was named Best Talk Show Host by Baltimore Magazine. He is former editor-in-chief of The AFRO-American newspaper, associate publisher of The Baltimore Times and publisher of Baltimore Gay Life.
McCarthy worked for Mayor Kurt Schmoke and was the communications director for Congressman Elijah Cummings and Mayor Sheila Dixon.
He is also an ordained minister and serves as secretary of the Baltimore City NAACP executive committee and is a member of the board of directors for the Centro de la Comunidad. He is a former member of the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Medstar Union Memorial Hospital boards.