DC’s Mayor-for-Life Marion Barry, Jr. Has Passed Away

It is with a heavy heart that I report the passing of former four-time DC Mayor and Ward 8 City Councilman Marion S. Barry, Jr.

Mayor Marion Barry with Molette Green at WHUR Food 2 Feed 2015Barry’s office is reporting that he died midnight Sunday, November 23, 2014 at United Medical Center.

Barry leaves behind his wife Mrs. Cora Masters Barry and his son Marion Christopher Barry.  Barry was 78-years-old.

Barry did what was probably his last interview this past Tuesday with WHUR as we held our annual radiothon Food2Feed.  It is so fitting that one of his last interviews was done championing the needs of those less fortunate.

RIP Mayor-for-Life Marion Barry

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Renee Nash


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Renee Nash, Director of Information and Public Affairs for WHUR, is a well-respected journalist who has covered a range of issues from local and national politics, to healthcare reform and civil rights. She has also spearheaded numerous award-winning projects including radiothons, town hall meetings and food and clothing drives. Over her 25-year career at WHUR, she has been a writer, reporter, producer and anchor. Renee serves on the boards of many organizations including the Edith P. Wright Breast Cancer Foundation and Sisters of Hope. She is the proud mom of Dominique and Delante.

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