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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.

Toys For Tots donations in Danvers. (WBZ-TV photo)

Waltham High’s Student Santa Program Raises $30K For Needy Kids

Student Santa has been a tradition for 30 years, but Waltham High students may have just outdone themselves this year.

12/19/2013

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Mild Temperatures Expected To Cause Explosion Of Winter Moths

In some places they’re so thick it’s like paint on your house, or a carpet on your lawn; they’re winter moths and they’re back.

12/04/2013

(Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cyber Monday Deals May Last Longer Than A Day

If you didn’t get enough shopping done over the weekend, or if you just don’t like malls or people, then Cyber Monday is your day.

12/02/2013

The two boys and one girl were all born last week. (Credit: Nichole Dever)

3 South Shore Sisters Give Birth Within Days Of Each Other

Last week, three sisters delivered babies just days away from each other, much to the shock of their parents and doctor.

11/25/2013

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Mass. Proposes Legislation To Restore Cursive Requirement

The swirling lines from Linden Bateman’s pen have been conscripted into a national fight to keep cursive writing in American classrooms.

11/14/2013

(Photo courtesy: Karen Twomey-WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

New Highway E-Signs Tell Drivers To Remove Headphones

Take off your headphones off while you’re driving, that’s the message on new electronic billboards now along state roadways.

09/12/2013

An artist's rendering of Plainridge Racecourse's proposed facility to accommodate gaming. (Photo from Plainridge Racecourse/Facebook)

Plainville Race Track Ruled Out As Slot Parlor Location

The state’s gaming commission has decided to rule out Plainridge Racecourse in Plainville as a potential location for the state’s only slot parlor.

08/06/2013

Kristina and Christine Caswell McCarron at the orphanage in Kiliya, Ukraine. (Credit: McCarron family)

Dedham Family Whole After Adoption Ordeal In Ukraine

A Dedham family that had been stuck in diplomatic limbo in Ukraine while trying to bring their newly adopted daughter home is finally celebrating a new life together.

07/22/2013

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State Reconsiders Body Mass Index Testing In Schools

Screening for kids’ Body Mass Index became standard practice in schools across the state in 2010 and 2011.

07/10/2013

(Credit: Franklin Park Zoo/Zoo New England)

Canton Girl Gets Up-Close Look At Gorilla Dental Hygiene

An 11-year-old Canton girl got to witness first-hand just how hard it can be to brush a gorilla’s teeth.

06/12/2013

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