Delores Handy is a multiple Emmy-awarding winning broadcast journalist. She worked at radio and television stations in her hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas as well as in Memphis, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., before moving to Boston in 1982 to work at Channel 7.
Since arriving in Boston, she has also worked at Channel 2 and Channel 68 as a producer, news anchor and host. In addition, she has been news anchor for the Monitor Channel and CNN Headline News.
Among her awards and honors are four Emmy Awards for her work in television in Washington and Boston; induction in the “Silver Circle” of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for 25 years of excellence in television; a citation by the Museum of African-American History as one of the 350 people who epitomize the spirit of black presence in Massachusetts; Journalist of the Year by the Washington Press Club; a New York International Film Festivals Award for Documentaries; and many other awards from journalism and civic organizations for her work as a producer, writer, reporter and news anchor.
BOSTON — As the nation remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today, Boston clergy see his message resonating with the Black Lives Matters movement and the city’s homeless advocates invoke his legacy to build support for a new shelter.
BOSTON — The Boston Teachers Union approved a plan to add 40 minutes to the school day for all elementary and middle schools that don’t already have extended day programs.
BOSTON — Regina Robinson, dean of students at Cambridge College, is the newest member of the Boston School Committee. She explains how she her life changed after discovering her son, who is enrolled in a public school in the city, has Down’s Syndrome.
BOSTON — After his inauguration, Gov. Baker and Lt. Gov. signed a pledge in Dorchester to work with groups like Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative to support increasing opportunities for minority communities in the state.
Ione Malloy was an English teacher at South Boston High School when court-ordered desegregation began. In October 1974 she started keeping a diary.
BOSTON — The Obama administration announced that it would change its policy and begin talks on normalizing relations between the two nations.
BOSTON — Boston’s celebrated annual holiday production of “Black Nativity” opens Friday night in at the Paramount.
BOSTON — Boston has been a majority-minority city since 2000, and Mayor Marty Walsh says he’s working to make city government more reflective of that diversity.
BOSTON — But bringing new leadership and direction to Boston’s only vocational school remains a work in progress.
BOSTON — As the transition to a Baker administration begins, the Republican and Democratic legislative leaders say they believe they can work together.
Menino guided the city for 20 transformative years. WBUR’s Delores Handy brought us this remembrance.
BOSTON — Thomas Menino, the longest-serving mayor in Boston history, who guided the city for 20 transformative years, has lost his last battle. He was 71.
Thirty-two marathon bombing survivors, including 15 amputees, were treated on an inpatient basis at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
BOSTON — Imagine being a prisoner and going through labor in handcuffs or leg restraints. WBUR spoke with one woman who says she went through it.
BOSTON — The judge’s decision to acquit Shawn Drumgold was based on prosecutors’ theory of possession, not on the drug lab scandal.