Karen Twomey

Karen TwomeyKaren Twomey is a reporter for WBZ News Radio 1030 and has spent the past 15 years as a reporter for radio and television stations throughout the country.  During the past 8-years of her career in  Boston, she’s covered major news events such as; The Louise Woodward trial, the 9-11 terrorist attacks, and the Rhode Island nightclub fire.

She has worked in television and radio stations in Cincinnati and Salt Lake City, and has traveled to the Middle East, Europe, and South America. She is fluent in Spanish.

She has worked extensively as a General News reporter, but has also spent considerable time reporting on consumer and medical issues.  Although often assigned to the breaking news of the moment, she is happiest digging into the quirky or unusual story that may often go unnoticed. Her favorite part of the job is meeting new people and telling their stories.

When she’s not working she enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering with youth in her church, as well as walking, reading and painting.

Born in Washington D.C., Twomey was raised in Massachusetts, graduating from Whitman-Hanson Regional High School, before going to college at Brigham Young University in Utah. She has a major in Broadcast Journalism, her minor is Middle Eastern Studies.

Mass. Senate President Stan Rosenberg. (WBZ-TV)

Mass. Senate Forms Initiative To Get Millennials Involved In Government

Senate President Stan Rosenberg said he launched the Millennial Engagement Initiative to do something about the lack of participation by the millennial generation in the political process.

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Kingston Mother Leads Group Asking FDA To Approve Muscular Dystrophy Drug

A Kingston mother is in Washington D.C. this week, where she is leading a group of a couple hundred people to ask the FDA to allow them access to a drug they say will save their children’s lives.


Retired Army Specialist Stephen Bohn and his dog Minnie raising awareness about plight of homeless veterans. (Karen Twomey/WBZ)

Veteran Sleeps Outside State House To Raise Awareness Of Plight Of Homeless

Retired Army Specialist Stephen Bohn and his dog Minnie wrapped themselves in blankets and sat outside the State House Thursday in an effort to raise awareness about the plight of homeless veterans.


Inside the Express Mart in Plymouth where a $1M powerball ticket was sold. (Photo credit - Karen Twomey/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

$1M Powerball Ticket Sold In Plymouth

Nobody won Wednesday night’s Powerball jackpot of $500 million–but somebody bought a winning Match 5 ticket, worth $1 million, at a store in Plymouth.


A ghost bike and flowers were left by bicyclists in memory of fallen bicyclist Anita Kurmann. (WBZ-TV)

State Transportation Committee Considering Bike Safety Bills

At least four bills the state’s transportation committee is taking up Wednesday will have to do with bikes and bicycle safety.



MBTA Board Weighing Fare Hike Options

The hikes are one of the proposed options the organization is considering to bridge a budget gap of over $240 million.


Suzanne spreads joy by singing. (Karen Twomey/WBZ)

Salvation Army Kettle Bell Ringer Outside Quincy’s Roche Bros. Has Flair

Standing by her red kettle, bell in hand, Suzanne is on a mission: to spread joy by singing.


Doug Bowen stands next to the enchanted winter village he builds each year. (Photo credit - Karen Twomey/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Custodian Builds Mini Winter Wonderland In Weymouth School

Every year, Doug Bowen adds a new piece to his miniature winter wonderland, a labor of love that he shares with the students at Hamilton Elementary School.


The train that left Braintree Station without an operator, Dec. 10, 2015. (WBZ-TV)

Red Line ‘Runaway Train’ Operator Faces Disciplinary Hearing

An MBTA conductor faces a disciplinary hearing Monday after a Red Line train left Braintree Station last week with 50 passengers and no operator.


Astronaut Mark Kelly speaks from space to Boston area high school students (Karen Twomey/WBZ)

Mass. Students Chat Live With Astronaut Scott Kelly From Space

Astronaut Scott Kelly took questions from students from nine schools around Boston.



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