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Delores Handy

Reporter, WBUR

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.

Recent stories

Boston Junior ROTC Program Equips Students With Discipline And Direction

May 20, 2016
Madison Park Technical Vocational High School student Kavelle Toppin, a member of the Marine Corps Junior ROTC program, does pull-ups. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Though it’s often thought of as a way to recruit students into the armed forces, officials with the junior ROTC program in Boston say its goal is bigger: to help students develop character and life skills.

Mass. High Court Hears Arguments For 4th Trial Of Boston Man Convicted In 1993 Cop Killing

May 05, 2016
Sean Ellis enters a Suffolk Superior Court courtroom for his bail hearing May 12, 2015. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The state’s high court is reviewing a ruling that would put Sean Ellis on trial again for the murder of Detective John Mulligan.

Boston Bans City-Sponsored Travel To North Carolina

March 30, 2016
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, seen here on Feb. 20, has signed into law a bill blocking anti-discrimination rules that would protect gay and transgender people. (Cliff Owen/AP)

The move is in response to North Carolina’s passage of a controversial law that blocks local governments from passing anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people.

Family Of Easton Man Fatally Shot By N.Y. Police Reaches $6M Settlement

March 14, 2016
Family members of Danroy "D. J." Henry talk about him during a memorial service at the Boston Convention and Visitor Center on Oct. 29, 2010. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Danroy “D.J.” Henry, a 20-year-old Pace University football player from Easton, was in 2010 fatally shot by police in Pleasantville, New York.

As Federal Probe Opens, Mother Of Student Alleging Racism At Boston Latin Airs Frustrations

March 03, 2016
The Boston Latin School. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Lori Smith Britton, whose daughter alleges she was the target of a racist threat at the school, said she has been disappointed with the school’s handling of her daughter’s case.

Amid Concerns About Boston Latin Leadership, Supt. Chang Meets With Parents

February 23, 2016
The Boston Latin School. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

As some parents and activists continue to call for the ouster of the school’s headmaster, others delivered praise and expressed hope that racial sensitivity plans would resolve tensions.

Following Report, Activists Still Calling For Removal Of Boston Latin School Headmaster

February 19, 2016
The Boston Latin School. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The report concluded that administrators failed to adequately investigate and discipline a student who used a racial slur and threatened a classmate, and called on the school to launch an anti-racism initiative.

Man Convicted In 10-Year-Old Girl’s Killing Wins New Trial

February 12, 2016
Defendant Joseph Cousin, right, talks with his attorney during his first trial for the murder of 10-year-old Trina Persad. (Josh Reynolds/AP)

Prosecutors say they’ll appeal the judge’s decision to grant a new trial for Joseph Cousin, who was found guilty of shooting 10-year-old Trina Persad in the face with a shotgun in a drive by shooting targeting a rival gang member.

Gaming Commission Approves Deal, Ending Legal Dispute Between Boston, Wynn

February 04, 2016
Contractors work on the land where the Wynn Casino in Everett will be built. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Final approval of the deal means Wynn will pay Boston more than initially agreed upon and the two sides will drop lawsuits against each other.

56 Members Of MS-13 Gang Indicted In Mass.

January 29, 2016

Federal and local law enforcement say they have put a dent into gang activity in the Boston area.

In 44th Year, ‘Black Nativity’ Finds New Home In Boston’s Theater District

December 05, 2014
(Courtesy Black Nativity)

Boston’s celebrated annual holiday production of “Black Nativity” opens Friday night in at the Paramount.

Thomas Menino, Boston’s Longest Serving Mayor, Dies At 71

October 30, 2014
Picture of Boston's longest-serving mayor, Thomas Menino. The former mayor died on October 30, 2014. He was 71. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Menino guided the city for 20 transformative years. WBUR’s Delores Handy brought us this remembrance.

After Bombs Hit, Spaulding Moved Front And Center

April 15, 2014
In this 2013 WBUR file photo, marathon bombing survivor Mery Daniel works with occupational therapist Becky Buttiglieri outside the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Thirty-two marathon bombing survivors, including 15 amputees, were treated on an inpatient basis at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

Woman Says She Was Shackled Just Before Giving Birth To Son

February 21, 2014
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Imagine being a prisoner and going through labor in handcuffs or leg restraints. WBUR spoke with one woman who says she went through it.

Mass. Man Cleared Of Drug Charges

October 12, 2012

The judge’s decision to acquit Shawn Drumgold was based on prosecutors’ theory of possession, not on the drug lab scandal.

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