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.

A pastry chef helps some youngsters decorate a gingerbread house. (Photo credit: Karen Twomey/WBZ Newsradio 1030)

Gingerbread House Decorating Fundraiser Helps Boston’s At-Risk Youth

Families and pastry chefs took part in a competitive gingerbread house decorating fundraiser Monday to support at-risk youth at The Home for Little Wanderers in Boston.


A worker at Centerville Pie Company. (Photo credit: Karen Twomey/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Cape Cod Pie Company Relies On Disabled Workers

A Cape Cod pie company is relying heavily on dozens of disabled adults to make thousands of pies this week in time for Thanksgiving.


(Photo credit NICOLAS MAETERLINCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Uber Delivering Flu Shots In Boston Area Thursday

If you’ve been putting off your flu shot this season because you haven’t had time to visit a clinic or drug store, Uber might have a solution for you.


Jack Lally (WBZ) and James DeAmicis  (Photo via Facebook)

Teen Candidates Win Elections In Brockton, Quincy

The candidates are barely out of high school, but they’ll soon be taking office.


Christopher Chester (Image credit GoFundMe)

NH Town Mourns Boy Who Died While Bringing Cookies To Friend

Christopher Chester, 9, died unexpectedly on Friday.


Volunteers sort through Halloween costumes in Quincy (Photo credit Karen Twomey/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Quincy Food Pantry Seeks Halloween Costumes For Kids In Need

A Halloween costume can be a big expense for a struggling family.


Alyce Yout. (Photo credit: Karen Twomey/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Woman With Rare Lung Disease To Bike In Cape Cod Race

A 70-year-old Rockland woman afflicted by a rare lung disease is giving her all, riding her bike to find a cure for herself and others.


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.

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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.


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.




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