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.
Menino guided the city for 20 transformative years. WBUR’s Delores Handy brought us this remembrance.
BOSTON — Thomas Menino, the longest-serving mayor in Boston history, who guided the city for 20 transformative years, has lost his last battle. He was 71.
BOSTON — Founded in 1639, the Mather was the first public elementary school in the U.S.
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Memorial will honor those who’ve lost their lives in service to this country since the 9/11 terror attacks. It’s being billed as the first of its kind in the U.S.
BOSTON — The search committee charged with finding a new Boston school superintendent says 41 individuals have either completed or initiated an application for the job.
BOSTON — There are 700 horses in the stables at Suffolk Downs in Revere. In fewer than two weeks, the sounds of their thundering hooves will no longer be heard at the 80-year-old racetrack situated in East Boston.
BOSTON — The decision could mean the end of 79-year-old racing traditions at Suffolk Downs in Revere.
BOSTON — Interim BPS Superintendent John McDonough says at this point there should only be individualized issues, which will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
BOSTON — After seven days of chaos during which students walked out to protest not having class assignments, the headmaster of Madison Park Technical Vocation High School is out of a job.
BOSTON — With class schedules still incorrect and classrooms either overcrowded or empty, parents of students at Madison Park High School worry about lost class time for their children.
BOSTON — Many students at the city’s only vocational-technical high school said they are still waiting for class schedules.
Thirty-two marathon bombing survivors, including 15 amputees, were treated on an inpatient basis at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
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.
BOSTON — The judge’s decision to acquit Shawn Drumgold was based on prosecutors’ theory of possession, not on the drug lab scandal.