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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

Debate Continues On BU Biolab Research Into Deadly Diseases

April 17, 2014
The Boston University National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) on Albany Street. (Lynn Jolicoeur for WBUR)

BOSTON — Hundreds turned out at Boston City Hall Wednesday night to weigh in on a proposal to prohibit certain biosafety research in the city into deadly diseases.

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.

Sparks From Welders Ignited Back Bay Fire

April 04, 2014

BOSTON — Public safety officials say they’ve determined the source of the nine-alarm Bay Bay fire.

Heather Abbott Helps Spaulding Unveil Artwork Dedicated To Fellow Bombing Survivors

April 04, 2014

BOSTON — The painting, which will hang in the hospital’s Charlestown facility, depicts a runner with the number 617 crossing the finish line of the Boston Marathon. He has a prosthetic leg, on it reads the words “Boston Strong.”

Boston City Council Seeks To Ban Level 4 Research At BU Biolab

March 26, 2014
The Boston University National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) on Albany Street. (Lynn Jolicoeur for WBUR)

BOSTON — Boston city councilors are preparing to debate the safety of Boston University’s biolab, where the university hopes to soon begin long-delayed research on some highly infectious diseases.

City Council President To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day In Ireland

March 13, 2014

BOSTON — Boston City Council President Bill Linehan leaves for Ireland Thursday evening to take part in St. Patrick’s Day festivities there. Linehan is skipping celebrations in Boston this year after a dustup over the choice of host for South Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day breakfast.

In Boston, Message Of One Of The Little Rock Nine Resonates

February 27, 2014
Ernest Green, one of the Little Rock Nine, gives a speech Monday at the Logan Airport Hilton Hotel. (Courtesy Massport)

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?”

Woman Says She Was Shackled Just Before Giving Birth To Son

February 21, 2014

Imagine being a prisoner and going through labor in handcuffs or leg restraints. WBUR spoke with one woman who says she went through it.

Gov. Patrick Seeks Increased Funding For Youth Initiative

February 19, 2014

BOSTON — Officials want to increase funding for a statewide initiative to create opportunities for young men in high crime areas.

Longtime Boston Newsman Curtis Remembered At Funeral

January 27, 2014
Chet Curtis (Courtesy WCVB-TV)

BOSTON — Chet Curtis’ three daughters led the remembrances to the late longtime TV news anchor.

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