Delores Handy-Brown was born April 7, 1947 in Little Rock, Arkansas and attended the Little Rock public Schools. She is now a broadcast journalist and news anchor at WNUR, National Public Radio’s Boston station. She is fill-in-in host of Boston University World of Ideas, a weekly one-hour show in which University faculty and the Boston Community speak about current events, national and international politics, academic issues, and public affairs.
Before moving to Boston in 1982 to work at Channel 7, 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. 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 on e of the 350 people whom epitomize the spirit of Black presence in Massachusetts; Journalist of the Year by the Washington Press Club; a New York International Film Festivals Awards for Documentaries; and many other awards from journalism and civic organizations for her work as a producer, writer, reporter, and news anchor.