It’s time to get into formation.
For starters, my name is Cache McClay and I’m honored to say that I’m Beyoncé Knowles-Carter’s inaugural reporter for the USA TODAY Network and The Tennessean.
It’s not every day that a job aligns with the essence of your entire being — as a journalist and a Beyoncé fan — but, for me, that day has come and I couldn’t be more excited.
I don’t take this role lightly. Beyoncé is unquestionably one of the most famous and influential movers and shakers of our time. As an artist, businesswoman, and cultural icon, she quite clearly runs the world. As a graduate of Howard University, having worked in many different newsrooms such as Hearst Television, BBC News and TMZ, I feel I am well suited for this position.
I grew up in a Beyoncé household, and her tunes were often my alarm on Saturday mornings — and definitely on the playlist for my family’s weekly cleaning rituals. Additionally, I saw firsthand the impact Beyoncé had on my mother and sister as Black women, and that attracted them to me. We were not only impressed by his music, but we were also impressed by his remarkable worldwide achievements.
The impact Beyoncé has had on my older sister, mother, and me is just a microcosm of the impact she’s had on the rest of the world. Like many others, I have watched his career progress and am both amazed and inspired. She teaches young women and girls to know their worth and walk with confidence. Along with this, she uses her voice to raise communities and social issues alike.
It is fair to say that Yonce holds importance in many different areas. She has shown the world that she is an industry powerhouse, a cultural icon, economic engine and the list goes on. I look forward to getting into the nitty-gritty of those aspects of her career, one step at a time. I will do my due diligence in highlighting all things Beyoncé, while staying true to myself as a journalist.
There’s certainly no shortage of news about the highly decorated, Grammy-winning artist. For example, her growth as a businesswoman is worth watching. Beyoncé has become a huge phenomenon, known for her surprising transformations and sometimes shy marketing style. She continues to make moves, and her mastery of the business world is evident from her 2011 launch of fashion brand House of Darren to her hugely popular athleisure clothing line Ivy Park.
This year Beyoncé has given us a lot to look forward to. Coming off of her unprecedented Renaissance world tour, she’s already geared up for the launch of her new fragrance C Noir and hinted at an upcoming hair-care line.
In the coming weeks, Queen Bey will reveal the inner workings of her concert through her highly anticipated documentary “Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé,” in theaters December 1.
I plan to give readers a front row seat to this.
As I enter my first days, please know that I am extremely excited to cover Beyoncé. Understand that I am highlighting Bay as an artist and news maker. I’m eager to keep my ears open when it comes to readers and fans. Please don’t be quiet, I want to hear from you!
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