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Anthony McCarthy

Host, Two Way Talk


Anthony McCarthy led the communications and public affairs teams for Mayors Sheila Dixon, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Catherine 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 and associate publisher of The Baltimore Times. 

McCarthy was the communications director for Congressman Elijah Cummings, and has served as an advisor to Mayors Kurt Schmoke, Martin O’Malley, Congressman Kweisi Mfume, and Baltimore Inspector General Isabel Mercedes Cumming. 

He is an ordained minister and is a member of the Baltimore City NAACP executive committee and is a member of the board of directors for the Centro de la Comunidad, Baltimore’s Hispanic Community Center.  He is a former member of the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Medstar Union Memorial Hospital boards.

He is the author of The Visit, a faith based children's book and serves as a regular panelist on the political talk show Square Off with Richard Sher.