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Delores Handy

Host/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

‘An Agent For Social Change,’ Hubie Jones Has Shaped Boston For 60 Years

July 24, 2014
At 80, Hubie Jones continues to influence social change and social justice in Boston, helping it to live up to its ideal of being "a city up on a hill." (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

BOSTON — Hubie Jones has played a role in the formation and leadership of some 40 organizations that provide families and their children with the tools to live better lives and enrich their communities. “You literally can’t scratch the surface of anything in this community that’s of any value and not find Hubie Jones was at the center of it,” says City Year co-founder Michael Brown.

Lowell Fire Deemed Accidental

July 16, 2014

LOWELL, Mass. — Investigators expect to bring no criminal charges in connection with the fire

Lowell Community Comes Together In Wake Of Fire That Killed 7

July 11, 2014

LOWELL, Mass. — As authorities try to determine the cause of the fire, the community is coming together to remember those who died and assist residents who survived.

Investigation Continues Into Cause Of Lowell Fire

July 11, 2014

BOSTON — Investigators Friday morning are returning to the scene of a fast-moving fire in Lowell that left seven people dead and 10 others seriously hurt.

Longtime Chief Finn To Be Boston’s New Fire Commissioner

July 07, 2014
Boston Fire Deputy Chief Joseph Finn, seen here in March (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

BOSTON — The city has been without a permanent commissioner since January when Roderick Fraser stepped down amid the mayoral transition.

In Race For Mass. Governor, Four Candidates Make Case To NAACP

June 22, 2014

BOSTON — Martha Coakley, Steve Grossman, Donald Berwick and Charlie Baker made their case in Medford Saturday to over 100 activists from the NAACP.

Defendant In Case That Brought Boston Busing Reflects On Decision

June 20, 2014

BOSTON — James Hennigan, Jr., a former state senator and former state representative from Jamaica Plain, reflects on arguably one of the most important legal education cases in Boston’s history — Morgan v. Hennigan.

Geraldine Hines Nominated To Mass. High Court

June 13, 2014

BOSTON — Gov. Deval Patrick on Friday nominated Massachusetts Appeals Court Judge Geraldine Hines to serve on the state’s Supreme Judicial Court

City Year Marks 25 Years Of Youth Idealism And Service

May 22, 2014
Excited kindergarteners at the Higginson/Lewis School in Roxbury are greeted by City Year Corps members before the school day. City Year is celebrating its 25th anniversary. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

BOSTON — The education-focused nonprofit rooted in Boston is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Boston And The Impact Of ‘Brown V. Board Of Education’

May 17, 2014

BOSTON — Brown v. Board of Education was a turning point in the desegregation of public schools, and paved the way for Boston’s 1974 school desegregation orders.

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

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.

Mass. Man Cleared Of Drug Charges

October 12, 2012

BOSTON — 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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