Sheila Stewart dies: Radio One news director dies in Atlanta accident

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(WJLA) - Sheila Stewart, a well known Washington radio veteran, died Thursday while working in Georgia, according to Praise 104.1 FM.

A veteran of more than 20 years in the media industry, Stewart most recently served as the News and Community Affairs Director for a cluster of Radio One stations in the D.C. area.

She was most often heard providing news updates on Radio One's D.C. affiliates, which include 93.3 WKYS, Praise 104.1, News Talk 1450, Majic 102.3 FM and Spirit 1340.

A one-time resident of Prince George's County, County Executive Rushern Baker said in a statement that Stewart was a model citizen who always gave back.

"Over her 20 year career in radio, Sheila was a popular on-air personality with the residents of Prince George's County and, more importantly, an organizer of charitable giving, support, and engagement throughout our communities," Baker said.