Clay Cane is a New York City-based, radio personality and award-winningjournalist. His work covers various topics: pop culture, sexuality, race, religion, social networking and personal branding. Raised in both Washington State and Philadelphia, his diverse racial and socio-economic background has fueled him to consistently deliver edgy commentary, which garnered him a strong following on his website.
Clay is a graduate from Rutgers University, Phi Beta Kappa, with a B.A. in English and African-American Studies. On the speaking circuit, Clay spoke at New York University, City College of New York and University of Miami. In addition, he has been a panelist for several events at NYU, ranging from diversity in the work place to LGBT issues. Clay was also a featured panelist at the NABJ (National Association of Black Journalists) 36th Annual Convention.
Clay has provided commentary for television networks such as HLN, MTV, ABC and BET. Clay is currently the Entertainment Editor for BET and a member of New York Film Critics Online and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. He is also the co-editor and a contributing writer of The Anthology For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, and Coming Home. In addition, he is a contributor to Where Did Our Love Go: Love an Relationships in the African-American Community.