Andrae McGary was born in Casa Grande, Arizona to Anthony and Margaret McGary.
He graduated cum laude with a Bachelors of Science from Carver Bible College in Atlanta and received his Masters of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary in Saint Louis in 2005.
Prior to pursuing a degree religious studies, Andrae was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas where he concentrated in visual arts and in theatre.
In 2009, Andrae was elected to the Chattanooga City Council as the 8th District representative, becoming the youngest person ever to hold a local office in Chattanooga.
In May 2010, Andrae became the first African-American full-time talk show radio host of “Live and Local” which airs on WGOW 102.3FM.
After finishing his term on Council, Andrae launched the political consulting firm Black Jacket Agency in 2103.
Andrae has received the National Association of Social Workers Public Official Award in 2009 in addition to being named in Chatter’s Magazine’s “20 Under 40” List in 2010.