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.

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.


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.


Snow drifts on Beacon Hill (Photo credit Jill Poschmann)

MIT Researcher: This Winter Was ‘Worst Boston Has Ever Seen’

This winter was bad and the numbers back it up.



Two-Time Boston Marathon Champ: ‘Run Your Own Race’

Joan Benoit Samuelson broke a world record when she won the Boston Marathon for a second time in 1983.


Mayor Marty Walsh helped cut the ribbon to celebrate the opening of Boston RunBase. (Karen Twomey/WBZ)

Boston RunBase Opens As ‘Hub’ For Marathon Runners, Supporters

A new facility on Boylston Street opened Thursday that is a combination clubhouse, store and museum for Boston Marathon runners and supporters.


Charlie Baker after his buzz cut. (WBZ-TV)

Gov. Charlie Baker Shaves Head To Raise Money For Cancer Institute

A smiling Charlie Baker showed off his new haircut Tuesday, all for a good cause.


Fenway Park shows off new improvements for the 2015 season (Photo credit Karen Twomey/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

With Red Sox Away, Fenway Shows Off Improvements On Opening Day

The Red Sox may be in Philadelphia to start the season, but if you walked by Fenway Park on Monday, it felt just like Opening Day.


Sen. Elizabeth Warren (WBZ-TV)

Elizabeth Warren Hosts Student Debt Forum At UMass Boston

Senator Elizabeth Warren hosted a forum on the high cost of a college education and the student debt crisis at the University of Massachusetts Boston at 2 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.


The anti-gun violence billboard on the Massachusetts Turnpike behind Fenway Park. (WBZ-TV)

Boston Gun Control Billboard Coming Down

An iconic Boston billboard is coming down – at least temporarily.


Power crews work to restore electricity. (WBZ-TV)

Boston Area Households Pay Higher February Electric Rates Than Rest Of Country

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average price for Boston area households in February was 63 percent higher than the rest of the country.