McKay graduated from the University of Virginia in 2005 with a degree in American Studies. She joined the Florentine New York office in 2008. McKay was the Production Coordinator and Researcher for The Tenth Inning, broadcasting in September 2010. She is Associate Producer for Prohibition, scheduled for release in 2011.
McKay also acts as a consultant for The Greenhorns, a documentary film about young farmers. She lives in Brooklyn.