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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.

"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

Mother Merilynn with daughter Mackenzie (right) Dias. Mackenzie is donating a kidney to her sister Lindsey. (Karen Twomney/WBZ-TV)

Andover Sisters To Undergo Kidney Transplant

An Andover family is giving the gift of life to each other.

01/06/2014

(credit: by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Returns Costly For E-Retailers

Convenience, free shipping and liberal return policies have helped make online shopping extremely popular.

12/23/2013

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

Pencils

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

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