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Sharon Handy
Worked at WMTW News 8
Attended University of Maine
Lives in Lewiston, Maine
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Assignment Editor for WMTW News 8
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Assignment Editor for WMTW News 8 in Portland, Maine
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Sharon Deveau Handy has covered news in Maine for more than 30 years and has been the assignment editor at WMTW News 8 since 1998. 

Growing up in the Orono-Old Town area, Sharon caught the news bug as a teenager in the 1970s. She was inspierd to pursue a career in journalism by the reporting of Woodward and Bernstein during the Watergate scandal that led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation.

A graduate of the University of Maine with a BA in journalism, Sharon began her career at the Lewiston Sun Journal. She spent 20 years at the newspaper as a reporter and later editor. In 1998, at a friend's suggestion, she made the switch from print to television journalism and joined WMTW News 8.

She and her husband Jim live in Lewiston and are the parents of three adult children. 

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  • University of Maine
    1978
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