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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

Judge To Rule Soon On Possible 4th Trial For Man Convicted Of Killing Boston Officer

April 10, 2015

Sean Ellis was tried three times in 1995 for the murder of a Boston police detective in Roslindale. A judge is expected to hand down a decision next month on whether he should receive a fourth trial, as his lawyers say new evidence and information cast doubt on his conviction.

From Boston’s 1st Jail To Fugitive Slave Trials, 26 Court St. Has History

April 08, 2015
26 Court Street sits on what city records say is “believed to be the oldest plot of land continuously owned by the City of Boston.” (Delores Handy/WBUR)

26 Court St. sits on what is believed to be the “oldest plot of land continuously owned by the City of Boston.” We delve into its long, colorful history.

Roxbury Building Renamed For Late Boston Politician Bolling

April 07, 2015
The Ferdinand building, now renamed after Bruce Bolling, is seen in January. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Bruce Bolling, who died in 2012 at the age of 67, was the first African-American elected president of the Boston City Council.

Krystle Campbell Scholarship Awarded To 2 Students

April 07, 2015

UMass Boston junior Mikki Hall and UMass Dartmouth junior Miriam Asangong are the first two recipients of the scholarship for the marathon bombing victim.

Casino Developers Get More Time In Southeastern Mass.

March 20, 2015

With less competition for a casino license in the southeastern part of the state, the gaming commission has decided to give developers a little more time to finalize proposals.

In LA, Boston’s New Superintendent Seen As A ‘Hands-On’ Administrator

March 13, 2015
Tommy Chang will begin as Boston Public Schools superintendent on July 1. Here he is with students at a graduation ceremony at Ánimo Venice Charter High School, part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. (Courtesy of LAUSD)

In Los Angeles, Tommy Chang, Boston’s new superintendent, oversaw 135 schools serving around 100,000 students. While struggling schools largely improved during his tenure, he still faced several significant issues.

New Boston Superintendent Gets 5-Year Contract With $257,00 Starting Salary

March 12, 2015
Tommy Chang (Courtesy of BPS)

Tommy Chang’s starting salary is slightly below average for a school district of this size, according to the city.

Boston School Committee Picks LA’s Chang As New Superintendent

March 04, 2015
Tommy Chang (Courtesy of BPS)

In Los Angeles, Tommy Chang is a local instructional superintendent, who oversees more than 130 under-performing schools.

School Committee To Choose New Boston Schools Superintendent Tuesday

March 02, 2015
From left to right: Guadalupe Guerrero, Tommy Chang, Dana Bedden and Pedro Martinez. (Courtesy BPS)

Now that the final four candidates in the Boston Public School superintendent search have all been interviewed in public hearings last week, the Boston School Committee is scheduled to make a final decision Tuesday night. Here’s a look at the men vying for the job.

Boston Superintendent Finalists Face Public Interviews This Week

February 23, 2015

Each of the final four candidates will be in Boston this week for public interviews with various stakeholders, such as parents, students, teachers, school leaders and community partners.

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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