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Kevin McCarthy
Kevin McCarthy
Kevin "BDK" McCarthy is a film critic in the Washington, DC metro area for FOX 5 (WTTG-TV) and CBS RADIO. Kevin graduated from George Mason University in the spring of 2006 and majored in communications with a concentration in media production and criticism.

Kevin began his movie reviewing career on "The Junkies" morning show, heard on 106.7FM The FAN, where he also hosted a movie show Friday evenings from 7p-10p until 2009. In the summer of 2007 after dressing up as a Wizards cheerleader (yes, this is how he got the job), Kevin was hired as the movie reviewer for the FOX 5 morning news where he also contributes as the entertainment reporter. His full written reviews and celebrity interviews can be found at Kevin is known for his conversational writing style and unique rating system.

He has loved movies for as long as he can remember and saw his first R-rated film when he was just eight years old. This only occurred because he cut a deal with his folks that if he received a great report card, he would be able to watch James Cameron's "Terminator 2: Judgment Day." After seeing that film at such a tender age, Kevin knew that movies would be a centerpiece in his life. The film is still Kevin's favorite action film of all time. Some of Kevin's favorite moments in his movie reviewing career have been interviewing some of his influences/idols: Quentin Tarantino, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Gary Oldman, Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Tim Burton, Don Cheadle, Kevin Smith, Darren Aronofsky, and more!

Kevin appears on "The Junkies" every Friday morning and will continue to make appearances on FOX 5 TV. He is also a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and his reviews are featured on He can be followed on twitter at and Facebook at

Kevin's favorite film of all time is "True Romance."


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