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Barbara J. Smith-Cox, radio news director
Barbara J. Smith-Cox, radio news director

Barbara J. Smith-Cox, news director of WNAV-AM in Annapolis who established a local chapter of Sisters Network, an African-American breast cancer survivors group, died of a cardiac arrest Nov. 14 at her Arnold home. She was 55. "I am greatly saddened by the news of Barbara's unexpected passing," Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides said in a statement announcing Ms. Smith-Cox's death. "Her vibrant spirit, coupled with her integrity and strong work ethic, made her stand out as a local media professional," he said. "I enjoyed working with her and will miss our remarkable conversations, as she always knew how to make the story intriguing. She will be sorely...

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