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.

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

Sled hockey players at the Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington. (Photo by Karen Twomey-WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Sled Hockey In Wilmington Gives Players ‘Something To Brag About’

It’s fiercely competitive and incredibly fun, according to those who play it.

06/13/2014

(Photo by Bree Sison).

Local Organization Warns Against Leaving Kids In Hot Cars

Nationwide, this year five children have already died after having been left in hot cars and summer is just beginning.

06/02/2014

Rowers on Lake Quinsigamond pass by construction on the Burns Bridge in Worcester. (Karen Twomey photo)

Major MassDOT Work Underway On Roads And Bridges Around State

Mass DOT has several hundred projects underway resurfacing, repairing and expanding roads, rotaries, decks and ramps underway.

05/16/2014

Children in Kenya with their new school uniforms. (Photo courtesy:  Tailored for Education)

Boston Non-Profit: Buy School Uniforms For Girls To Honor Kidnapped Students In Nigeria

The kidnapping of at least 276 school girls in Nigeria left many people outraged and feeling helpless, wishing they could do something.

05/15/2014

"Joe's" bike waits outside a convenience store for him to resume his commute in Peabody. (Photo by Karen Twomey)

Determined Cyclist Braves Even The Most Miserable Winter Commute

Ice, snow and slush could not deter one man from making his morning commute by bicycle.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–02/14/2014

Lynn City Councilor Rich Colucci with the DPW's Fred Perry. (Karen Twomey/WBZ)

Lynn Brings Ice Skating Back To City Common

It’s so cold, there’s really not much you can do outside except maybe make an ice skating rink.

01/28/2014

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