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.

Dearborn School in Roxbury (WBZ)

Historic Roxbury School Approved For Demolition

The battle over whether or not to demolish a historic school in Roxbury has finally reached the end.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–08/03/2015

Students attend a tutoring session at the School on Wheels in Brockton. (Karen Twomey/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Brockton Tutoring Program Helps Families Affected By Homelessness

The program, “School on Wheels,” reaches out to families affected by homelessness at some point.

07/15/2015

Gloucester police cruiser (Photo credit Gloucester police/Facebook)

Gloucester’s Unique Approach To Deal With Addiction Gathering Steam

As of Sunday, 17 people who have come in to the Gloucester Police department asking for help for their opioid addiction have been admitted to the the department’s ANGEL program.

06/16/2015

(Photo credit: Karen Twomey-WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Working Homeless On Path To Self-Sufficiency

About a quarter of all homeless people in Boston shelters are working and many more want a job.

05/22/2015

A Pine Street Inn micro-unit in the South End. (Photo by Karen Twomey - WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Pine Street Inn’s Micro-Units Life-Changing For Homeless

You’d never know they’re part of the Pine Street Inn’s ever-expanding network of more permanent housing.

05/21/2015

Manchester police cruiser. (File photo)

NH Shelter Taking Unique Approach Draws Addicts Across State Lines

Most homeless shelters have a no drug or alcohol policy.

05/19/2015

Scituate in the Blizzard of 2015. (Photo credit: Karen Monaco)

Mayors Combine Forces At Climate Change Preparedness Summit

Officials from a group of cities in the Boston area agreed to combine forces in an effort to be more prepared for the impact of climate change.

05/14/2015

Purse secured in shopping cart (File photo credit Leominster police)

Woman’s Wallet Stolen, Thieves Rack Up Over $20,000 In Charges

A New Hampshire woman says thieves stole her wallet and managed to rack up more than $20,000 in charges in about two hours.

05/06/2015

Parishioners at a Scitaute church refuse to let it be closed. (WBZ-TV).

Court To Decide Fate Of Scituate Church On Brink Of Closure

Members of St. Frances X. Cabrini will testify to keep the church open.

05/05/2015

Karen Twomey/ WBZ NewsRadio 1030

16 Boston Latin Students Awarded Prestigious Study Abroad Scholarships

Sixteen students at Boston Latin School have received a once in a lifetime opportunity to study abroad, but some said they almost turned it down.

05/04/2015

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