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.
Excel High School in South Boston devoted a class period Wednesday to an all-school conversation about race.
After nearly 22 years, Sean Ellis, who was convicted after three trials of the murder of a Boston police detective in 1993, has been granted bail by the same judge who has ordered a new trial in his case.
Sean Ellis was convicted of the murder of Det. John Mulligan after three trials. Now, his lawyer says he’s eligible to argue for his release from prison on bail after nearly 22 years.
A police sergeant will apologize to a man for telling him he could not videotape officers investigating a situation involving a 14-year-old with a realistic-looking fake gun in Roxbury.
Kevin McCaskill, currently an administrator in Hartford, has been chosen as the first executive director of Boston’s only technical vocational high school.
Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. spoke before a joint session of the Massachusetts Legislature. Lawmakers read his speech in its entirety Monday.
The Boston City Council is considering whether to establish a paid parental leave policy for all city of Boston employees.
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.
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.
Bruce Bolling, who died in 2012 at the age of 67, was the first African-American elected president of the Boston City Council.
Boston’s celebrated annual holiday production of “Black Nativity” opens Friday night in at the Paramount.
Menino guided the city for 20 transformative years. WBUR’s Delores Handy brought us this remembrance.
Thirty-two marathon bombing survivors, including 15 amputees, were treated on an inpatient basis at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
Imagine being a prisoner and going through labor in handcuffs or leg restraints. WBUR spoke with one woman who says she went through it.
The judge’s decision to acquit Shawn Drumgold was based on prosecutors’ theory of possession, not on the drug lab scandal.