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DuJuan McCoy, who purchased two local TV stations last year, announced Nov. 18 he plans to launch Multicultural News Network (MNN), which will focus on communities including Black, Hispanic and LGBTQ Americans.

MNN will be based in Indianapolis at the same facility as WISH-TV and My-INDY TV, which McCoy bought in 2019. The network will be nonpartisan and air live, daily programs. McCoy, who will be MNN’s chairman and CEO, said in an announcement there will be other news bureaus around the country.

McCoy is also owner of Circle City Broadcasting. The announcement said MNN is forming relationships with Circle City Broadcasting and Cox Media Group.

“MNN has been in development for a few years, and I am very excited to make this announcement alongside many valued and supportive partners,” McCoy said in a statement. “We believe MNN will change the way Americans view news while providing a national platform for many underserved, diverse communities that are voiceless in America’s current national news media landscape. Numerous multicultural communities will now have a regular platform for their stories and perspectives to be heard. Additionally, I believe MNN can become for the city of Indianapolis what CNN became for Atlanta.”

McCoy grew up in Indianapolis and has been an owner in the media business since 2007. He graduated from Ben Davis High School and Butler University.

“What I hear in every panel in every market is multicultural folks are underrepresented in newsrooms, on air and from a storytelling standpoint,” he said in an interview with the Recorder in January.

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