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 — At an event to mark Black History Month, Ernest Green asked the audience: “When your Little Rock moment comes, are you prepared and can you take advantage of it?”
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 — Officials want to increase funding for a statewide initiative to create opportunities for young men in high crime areas.
BOSTON — Chet Curtis’ three daughters led the remembrances to the late longtime TV news anchor.
BOSTON — It was just one day in Boston. And the stops were brief. But the images were enduring.
Kennedy made efforts to protect the rights of African-Americans even before he became president. But violence accompanied civil rights protests and ultimately ended Kennedy’s life, radically transforming the push for equality.
BOSTON — City Councilor At-Large Ayanna Pressley, of Dorchester, got the most votes, and first-time candidate Michelle Wu, of the South End, came in second.
BOSTON — With a new mayor of Boston comes a host of candidates running to fill at least four empty seats on the Boston City Council.
BOSTON — The mayor wants to give Suffolk Downs time to find a new management partner after it asked Caesars Entertainment to withdraw from the casino application after state regulators raised concerns about Caesars in its background report.
BOSTON — These days, Allston/Brighton is known for the students who live there and for planned new developments. But there are also generations of families who are trying to hold on to their neighborhood.