McCutchen joined the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA) in July 2015. She serves as the Vice President of Public Relations and is responsible for all internal and external communications including social media management, advertising, and marketing. For her work at DCHFA, McCutchen has been awarded the National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence Award for best PR/Marketing Campaign-Government in 2019 and 2020 and Magazine Specialty in 2022. Additionally, she received the 2018 Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals MarCom Awards – Platinum Award in Strategic in Communications and Media Relations/Publicity and Gold Award in Print Media.
Prior to joining DCHFA, McCutchen was an independent media consultant, professor at Claflin University and Howard University as well as a producer at NBC News. During her tenure at Howard, she was selected for the Back in the Newsroom Fellowship by the International Center for Journalists and was assigned to The Washington Post. Her work at NBC garnered the Edward R. Murrow, Clarion, Gracie and National Headliner awards. McCutchen was an RTNDF Fellow in the German Study Program for American Journalists.
In 2021 McCutchen was selected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Washington Association of Black Journalists. She is a member of Women of Color in Community Development where she joined the Board of Directors in 2022 and chairs the communications committee.