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Judith McCray is a multiple Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker, broadcast journalist and producer, with more than thirty years of experience in broadcast production and programming. A former producer and program developer for WTTW (PBS/Chicago), McCray is president and founder of
Juneteenth Productions, which develops and produces documentaries and programming for broadcast, educational and digital media.
She recently produced the audio podcast series Change Agents(funded by the Chicago Community Trust and the Field Foundation), Hope from the Front Lines (funded by the McCormick Foundation), Zebra Sisters for the Chicago Sun-Times, the investigative serial The Hidden Hindenburg, and the youth-led podcast series Complicating the Narrative for the Chicago non-profit ConTextos. Recent documentaries broadcast on public television include Chicago's True Nature: the Forest Preserves of Cook County (2016 Chicago/Midwest Region Emmy Award);
Colorblind: Rethinking Race (2013 Chicago/Midwest Region Emmy Award), and Tal Como Somos (Just As We Are) (2008).
As a filmmaker and media activist, McCray has worked with Chicago’s diverse communities addressing issues, raising awareness and advocating social change. Projects have included: