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.

Each year up to 150 sea turtles are rescued from Cape Cod beaches. (Karen Twomey/WBZ)

Dozens Of Sea Turtles Rescued From Cape Cod Beaches

In recent days 45 sea turtles washed ashore beaches on Cape Cod. The young turtles don’t yet know how to properly make their migration, and as a result they were stranded.

11/17/2014

Patrick Pass and others volunteer at the New England Center For Homeless Veterans (Photo credit Karen Twomey/WBZ)

Getting An Early Start On Veterans Day Volunteering

Veterans Day is right around the corner, but some folks are getting an early start.

11/07/2014

Michelangelo, Pietà, about 1538-1544. (Image credit: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston)

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Hosts Rare Italian Sculpture Drawings

For the first time in the United States, drawings of famous sculptures are being shown together with those sculptures in a new exhibit at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–10/23/2014

A pile of pennies for the Abington fundraiser (WBZ/Karen Twomey)

Penny By Penny, Abington Looks To Raise $10K For Library

An Abington Lions Club fundraiser seeks to collect one million pennies for the library.

10/06/2014

Sadie Laflamme, 16 months old. (Karen Twomey/WBZ)

Grafton Family Organizing ‘Ride For Sadie’ To Benefit Young Girl With Rare Disorder

Sadie Laflamme suffers from CDKL5, a rare neurological disorder that causes her to have 200 seizures a day.

09/11/2014

Stephanie Lawrence. (Photo courtesy: Neighbor Brigade)

Volunteer Organization Rallies Communities For Neighbors In Need

Neighbor Brigade now has volunteers in 35 Massachusetts towns who team up to assist neighbors who have suffered significant life changes.

08/27/2014

The Cape Ann Museum has reopened to the public after renovations. Courtesy: Karen Twomey, WBZ NewsRadio 1030).

Cape Ann Museum Reopening After Long Renovation

After nearly a year of renovations, the Cape Ann Museum is once again ready to feature its rich collection of locally-based art and history.

08/15/2014

School supplies donated in Quincy. (Photo by Karen Twomey/WBZ)

Quincy Food Pantry Collecting Backpacks For Families In Need

For families struggling to meet basic needs, the ritual of back to school shopping can be a real problem.

07/31/2014

Dillon Buss. (Photo by Karen Twomey-WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Skateboarding Mixes With Art At The Children’s Museum

Dillon Buss is as energetic and enthusiastic as they come, which works out well for this skateboarder and performance artist.

06/20/2014

Amanda Bourell with two of her four children. (Photo by Karen Twomey-WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Mother Of 4 Graduates From Law School

Settling arguments between her four children is something that Amanda Bourell is good at and she doesn’t even need a law degree.

06/19/2014

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