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.

(WBZ-TV)

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.

04/19/2015

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.

04/16/2015

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.

04/07/2015

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.

04/06/2015

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.

04/02/2015

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.

03/31/2015

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.

03/26/2015

Boston 2024. (WBZ-TV)

Boston Won’t Submit Olympic Bid Without Majority Support, Organizers Say

The people behind Boston’s bid for the Summer Olympics say they won’t go forward without public support.

03/23/2015

Patching a pothole in Brighton (Photo credit Karen Twomey/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Massachusetts Spends $500K To Patch Potholes

As the snowbanks disappear, drivers are facing a different challenge – potholes.

03/16/2015

A Hyde Park home evacuated after a gas leak (Photo credit Karen Twomey/WBZ)

Gas Leak Forces Evacuations In Hyde Park

No injuries have been reported.

03/11/2015

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