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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

A ‘Beautiful Person Inside And Out’: Dorchester Shooting Victim Remembered

August 31, 2014
Dawnn Jaffier (Facebook profile photo)

BOSTON — More than a thousand mourners came to honor 26-year-old Dawnn Jaffier at funeral services in Mattapan. Jaffier was killed last weekend when she was shot as she prepared to celebrate the Caribbean Festival in Dorchester.

Vigil Held For Youth Worker Fatally Shot In Dorchester

August 29, 2014
Dawnn Jaffier (Facebook profile photo)

BOSTON — Many said it was hard to imagine a world without Dawnn Jaffier, as she touched so many lives and was all about giving back.

Hearing On New Trial For Man Convicted In Notorious Cop Slaying Delayed

August 27, 2014

BOSTON — The judge decided to delay the hearing on the conviction of Sean Ellis to give his attorney time to examine police internal affairs documents handed over to her on Tuesday.

Day 3: Man Charged With Notorious Cop Slaying Seeks New Trial

August 27, 2014

BOSTON — Sean Ellis allegedly shot Det. John Mulligan outside a Walgreens store in Roslindale in 1993.

Hearing On 1990s Boston Cop Killing

August 26, 2014

BOSTON — Detectives could be called as witnesses in a hearing to determine whether a man convicted of killing a Boston cop 21 years ago should be given a new trial.

Changes For Roxbury’s Dearborn School Spark Objections

August 14, 2014
A view of the Dearborn school in Roxbury (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

BOSTON — Its replacement was supposed to house the city’s only STEM school. But the superintendent now proposes that the Dearborn become a K-12 charter school.

Dudley Square’s Historic Ferdinand Building To Be Renamed

July 30, 2014
Design photo of the future Ferdinand Building (WBUR file photo)

BOSTON — The historic Ferdinand Building will be renamed after the late Boston City Councilor Bruce Bolling, a trailblazing Boston politician.

‘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.

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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