WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The radio world is mourning one of its own.
Sheila Stewart of Radio One has died. She was killed Thursday morning in a car accident in Atlanta.
Stewart reported the news during The Tom Joyner Morning show on DC's Magic 103.3. Her radio career spans 20 years. She was the News & Community Affairs director for several Radio One stations.
Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, released the following statement:
"I was deeply saddened to hear about the tragic and untimely passing of Sheila Stewart today. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family, friends, and colleagues. Sheila was a not only a great Prince Georgian, but she was also my friend.
Over her 20 year career in radio, Sheila was a popular on-air personality with the residents of Prince Georges County and, more importantly, an organizer of charitable giving, support, and engagement throughout our communities. She understood that good business meant being a good corporate citizen. She represented Radio One with the utmost professionalism, passion, and persistence in working with our Countys faith community, non-profits, and the County government itself.
During her many years as a Prince Georgian, Sheila was always a proud and strong advocate of the County and exemplified the talented professionals who live and work in this County."