Karen Twomey

Karen Twomey

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Karen 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.

Jackson Elementary School principal Kate Campbell kisses a pig. (Courtesy: Karen Twomey/WBZ)

Plainville Principal Makes Good On Promise To Kiss Pig

Jackson Elementary School principal Kate Campbell made good on her promise to students on Thursday by kissing a pig.


Janet McCarthy now teaches a yoga class at Chakra Power Yoga in Braintree. (Karen Twomey/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Lung Cancer Survivor Says Yoga Gave Her Back Her Breath–And Life

After lung cancer surgery, Janet McCarthy says yoga helped her to breathe again.


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In Competitive Boston Real Estate Market, Buyers Paying Way Over Listing Prices

If you want to buy property in certain areas around the city, real estate agent David Bates says you should be prepared to shell out a lot more money than what the sellers are asking.


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Lenox State Rep. Proposes Option For Local Gas Tax

A Massachusetts lawmaker’s proposal would allow cities and towns to levy a gas tax at the local level.


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Hundreds Gather At Boston City Hall For Public Education Rally

Hundreds of students and teachers gathered in front of Boston City Hall to protest education cuts and promote support of public education Wednesday.


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.



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