Sheila Stewart was the news person on the Tom Joyner radio show. She was killed on interstate 20 in Atlanta when, according to police, her car came to a complete stop in the middle of the lane she was driving for no apparent reason and she was rear-ended by a truck. This accident happened at 5:30 in the morning and she begins her news show at six.
This is just another example of how syndicated radio people are not necessarily living where you think. The Tom Joyner show is an “ensemble” show which makes you believe that all of the people are in the same room In Washington DC talking to each other, but Sheila lives in Atlanta and was doing the news remotely.
Why her Mercedes Benz came to a complete stop is not known. She was driving Westbound on I20 at the exit ramp to Southbound I285, the Atlanta Perimeter beltway. According to Google Maps, that location is about 19 minutes from the Radio One Studio.
I miss the good old days when Paul Harvey would wake up at 3:45 AM and do this thing called “show prep”, getting to the studio three hours before the 7:30 am newscast – then again, the Drudge Report didn’t exist back then.