Healthline Media Hires Faye McCray as Editor-in-Chief of

Top Digital Health Publisher Adds to Editorial Leadership 

SAN FRANCISCO — January 12, 2021 — Healthline Media, America’s number one digital health publisher, has appointed Faye McCray as Editor-in-Chief of, the latest addition to the company’s online health and wellness brands that include, and Healthline acquired Psych Central in August last year.

McCray joins Healthline Media from the leading non-partisan publisher of tax information Tax Notes, where she was an Editor-in-Chief. An attorney with a degree from Howard University School of Law, McCray was a disability lawyer for the Social Security Administration from 2009-19. While lawyering, she moonlighted for two years as Associate TV Editor and Culture Writer at the online multimedia publisher Black Girl Nerds. She has maintained a steady freelance writing career contributing to such publications as the Huffington Post, Parade, and AARP Magazine. In addition, in 2016 she founded Weemagine, an online magazine dedicated to celebrating and inspiring excellence in children of color. She was Weemagine’s Editor-in-Chief for four years. 

“I’ve always been a writer first,” McCray says. “It took some time to pivot from a passionate hobby to a career but all of my experiences led me to this moment.”

Joining Healthline Media to build its Psych Central brand is a challenge McCray eagerly embraces. 

“I pursued Healthline because it’s a purpose-driven company that provides evidence-based information for people to make the best decisions about their health and wellbeing.

“Also, we mutually value truth and honesty in journalism,” McCray says. is one of the most trusted sites about psychology and mental health issues. Its content is needed now more than ever, according to McCray:

“We are living in very tough times. In my parents’ day, people tried to power through to avoid admitting mental health concerns. Thankfully, now we have the tools and resources to leave that generational stigma behind us. We have the ability to heal.”

A native of Queens, New York, McCray earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Binghamton University and is completing her Master of Arts in writing at Johns Hopkins University.” She lives in the Washington, D.C., area with her husband of 15 years and three sons, aged 13, 10 and 4. Like all of Healthline Media, she will work in her home office at least through the end of the year. McCray reports to Vice President of Content and Brand Strategy Dria Barnes and manages a team of five editors. 

About Healthline Media

San Francisco-based Healthline Media’s mission is to empower people to be their strongest and healthiest selves by being a trusted ally in their pursuit of health and well-being. The company is one of the world’s fastest growing health information brands with online properties,, and Healthline Media’s sites provide evidence-based articles with the highest standards of medical integrity that support the modern health consumer with a whole-person approach to health and wellness. Healthline Media is the only health publisher and number 44 on Comscore’s Top 50 Property rankings. Across all its properties, Healthline Media publishes articles authored by more than 120 writers and reviewed by more than 100 doctors, clinicians, dietitians, and other experts. The company’s repository contains more than 70,000 articles, each updated with current protocol. More than 250 million people worldwide and 79 million people in the U.S. visit Healthline’s sites each month, according to data from Google Analytics and Comscore, respectively. Healthline Media is owned by Red Ventures.

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