A Washington, D.C. radio personality has passed away after a tragic car accident. Sheila Stewart of Radio One family died early Thursday morning in Atlanta, Georgia. The media personality was in town visiting her sister and working remotely in the city. Sources say that she was on her way to work at the time of her death.
Stewart reported the news on the Tom Joyner Morning Show from 6am-10am Monday through Friday and was on air from 6am- 6:3oam on Sundays.
Her radio career spanned 20 years and she worked diligently as the News and Community Affairs Director for Radio One-DC Stations, (93.9) WKYS-FM; (Praise 104.1) WPRS-FM; (1450)-WOL-AM); 1340-(WYCB-AM) and (102.3) WMMJ-FM.
“If you say, ‘I have this community event, can you come?’ not only is she going to show up, she’s going to make sure the whole radio station is involved,” said co-host of the Russ Parr Morning Show, Georgia Alfredas.
In a statement posted on Praise 104.1′s website, the Founder and Chairperson of Radio One, Inc. said, “A talented colleague, Sheila’s contributions will long be felt by her Radio One family and the lives she touched through her various charitable connections and community organizations.”
Another statement reads, “Stewart represented Radio One with the utmost professionalism, passion and persistence in working with our county’s faith community, non-profits and the county government itself.”
She is survived by her husband, Pastor Bill Russell of The International Worship Center Church in Laurel, Maryland and her young son.