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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

Gaming Commission Approves Deal, Ending Legal Dispute Between Boston, Wynn

February 04, 2016
Contractors work on the land where the Wynn Casino in Everett will be built. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Final approval of the deal means Wynn will pay Boston more than initially agreed upon and the two sides will drop lawsuits against each other.

56 Members Of MS-13 Gang Indicted In Mass.

January 29, 2016

Federal and local law enforcement say they have put a dent into gang activity in the Boston area.

Students Bring Complaints About Racism At Boston Latin Before School Committee

January 28, 2016
Boston Latin students Kylie Webster-Cazeau and Meggie Noel speak before the Boston School Committee on Wednesday about what they say is a racially hostile environment at their school. (Delores Handy/WBUR)

The students said a racially hostile environment persists at Boston Latin despite attempts to get administrators to intervene. Superintendent Tommy Chang is promising an action plan.

Boston Latin Students’ Complaints Of Systemic Racism Prompt System-Wide Training

January 26, 2016

Kylie Webster-Cazeau and Meggie Noel, two black students at the competitive exam school, posted a YouTube video saying school officials ignored their complaints about systemic racism at school.

A Look At The Pivotal Event That Helped Make MLK Day Possible

January 15, 2016
Former President Ronald Reagan signs the bill making Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday into a national holiday, as Coretta Scott King watches on Nov. 2, 1983, in Washington. (Barry Thumma/AP)

A march and rally in Washington on Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday 35 years ago helped make the MLK Day holiday possible.

Quincy Man Accused Of Killing Bella Bond Is Held Without Bail

January 11, 2016
Michael McCarthy on Monday pleads not guilty to first-degree murder in the killing of 2-year-old Bella Bond. Prosecutors say McCarthy killed his girlfriend's daughter, Bella Bond. The girl was known for months as Baby Doe as detectives searched for her identity. (Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)

Michael McCarthy, 35, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder charges.

Wu Gets Unanimous Backing As New Boston City Council President

January 04, 2016

Michelle Wu is the first Asian-American woman to lead the council. She’s promising to make the council more transparent.

As Year Ends, Boston Police Say Major Crimes Are Down

December 29, 2015
Boston Police Commissioner William Evans addresses city violence, with Mayor Marty Walsh, left, on Aug. 13. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Boston police say there were 37 murders this year, compared to 53 the year before.

State House Ceremony Marks 150th Anniversary Of Return Of Civil War Battle Flags

December 22, 2015
Secretary of Veterans' Services Francisco Urena welcomes flag bearers to the State House Tuesday to commemorate 150 years since the return of the state's Civil War battle flags. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Reenactors marched up the steps of the State House carrying more than 100 regimental battles flags of units that fought for the Union in the Civil War.

Retelling An Ugly Part Of America’s History Is This Woman’s Mission

December 04, 2015
In this file photo, Museum of African American History executive director Beverly Morgan-Welch, walks past a quote from social reformer, statesman, orator and writer Frederick Douglass on a newly constructed entrance to the African Meeting House in Boston. (Josh Reynolds/AP)

The Museum of African American History is honoring Beverly Morgan-Welch, who led the museum for 16 years, this weekend, before she leaves the city.

In 44th Year, ‘Black Nativity’ Finds New Home In Boston’s Theater District

December 05, 2014
(Courtesy Black Nativity)

Boston’s celebrated annual holiday production of “Black Nativity” opens Friday night in at the Paramount.

Thomas Menino, Boston’s Longest Serving Mayor, Dies At 71

October 30, 2014
Picture of Boston's longest-serving mayor, Thomas Menino. The former mayor died on October 30, 2014. He was 71. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Menino guided the city for 20 transformative years. WBUR’s Delores Handy brought us this remembrance.

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

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

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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