Congratulations are in order for Radio One's award-winning News and Community Affairs Director Sheila Stewart. The 25-year radio/TV/print media veteran is now anchoring the "morning news" on the syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show weekdays from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m.
Stewart has been news anchor for the syndicated Russ Parr Morning Show on (93.9) WKYS-FM for the past six years. Although she will continue her duties as the clusters news and community director for all Radio One D.C. stations WOL-AM- (1450); WYCB-AM- (1340); WPRS-FM- (104.1); WKYS-FM; and WMMJ-FM (102.3); Stewart will be also hosting a new public affairs talk show for WMMJ-FM called "In The Community with Sheila Stewart."
The show will address pertinent issues affecting residents on a local, state and national level, and will air Sundays from 6 a.m. until 6:30 a.m.
"We are elated to have Sheila join the Majic Team. She is a community advocate and what better person to fill this role," said Dionne Burkett, interim program director for WMMJ-FM Majic 102.3.
Stewart is also host of "Praise in the City," which airs on Saturday mornings on WPRS-FM from 5:30 a.m. until 6:30 a.m.
Most recently, the National Black Press Association named Stewart "News Director of the Year."
"I am thankful for the great gift from God to serve and keep residents inform," said Stewart. She is married to Pastor Bill Russell, founder of the International Worship Center in Laurel, Md. Stewart is also the mother of one son.