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.

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.



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.


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.


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.


The commuter rail (Photo credit Karen Twomey/WBZ)

Keolis GM Foresees ‘A Good Day’ For Commuter Rail Riders

The MBTA added 15 trains to its commuter rail system Monday morning.


(Photo: iStockphoto)

Stomach Virus Shuts Down Berlin Elementary School

More than 60 students were out sick on Monday.


Britney Gengel (WBZ)

Britney Gengel’s Parents Visit Haiti Orphanage 5 Years After Deadly Quake

Five years after a devastating earthquake that killed hundreds of thousands of people in Haiti, a Holden family has returned to the country where their daughter was killed to celebrate her legacy.




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