County Executive

Prince George's County, Maryland

Statement from County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III

For Immediate Release: 10/24/2013 2:30 PM

Contact: Scott L. Peterson | (240) 619-9400

​Upper Marlboro, MD – Today, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, released the following statement on the tragic death of Radio One News and Community Affairs Director and former Prince George’s County resident, Sheila Stewart:

“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 George’s 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 County’s 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.”