Ralph McDaniels (born February 27, 1962) is a music video director, DJ and VJ. He co-created and co-hosts the music video program Video Music Box with Lionel C. Martin. After interning at WNYC, and subsequently becoming a radio engineer, he created Studio 31 Dance Party, a television show revolving around recordings of music performances.[ This show would transform into Video Music Box. McDaniels studied communications at LaGuardia Community College and later started the video production company Classic Concepts with Video Music Box producer Lionel Martin. He now works for the Queens Library for Outreach Services