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.
After a judge ordered a new trial earlier this year, Sean Ellis was released on bail after spending 22 years in prison for a murder he insists he did not commit.
“The Search for Justice Video Series” initiative will post video footage that has been taped, edited and produced by the department on its blog and Facebook page, highlighting one case each month.
The Boston City Council is preparing for some changes — the two longest-serving council members — Charles Yancey and Stephen Murphy — will be leaving at the end of the year after losing their seats in this week’s city elections.
Tuesday’s municipal election could be a big deal in Boston, with all 13 City Council seats on the ballot. But public interest in the election is low.
Charles Yancey, the longest serving member of the City Council, has a rough road to re-election this year as he competes with Andrea Campbell.
“It’s a lot more put together this year,” said one Madison Park High senior. Unlike last year, the high schoolers all received their class schedules on the first day back to school Tuesday.
In the last preliminary two years ago, 48 candidates competed for the 13 Boston City Council seats. But with no contest at the top of the ticket this year, voter and candidate interest is low.
A bridge closure in October put Camp Harbor View in jeopardy. But it’s persevered this summer, taking a new route — one across water.
One is the mother of a teen killed, the other is the mother of one of the gunmen that day. They are now working for the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute.
Boston City Councilors heard statements Wednesday night from several community members and groups debating a proposal to mandate body cameras for police officers in the city.
Boston’s celebrated annual holiday production of “Black Nativity” opens Friday night in at the Paramount.
Menino guided the city for 20 transformative years. WBUR’s Delores Handy brought us this remembrance.
Thirty-two marathon bombing survivors, including 15 amputees, were treated on an inpatient basis at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
Imagine being a prisoner and going through labor in handcuffs or leg restraints. WBUR spoke with one woman who says she went through it.
The judge’s decision to acquit Shawn Drumgold was based on prosecutors’ theory of possession, not on the drug lab scandal.