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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.

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

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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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UMass Awards Posthumous Degree To Marathon Bombing Victim Krystle Campbell

Boston Marathon bombing victim Krystle Campbell’s family was presented with Campbell’s posthumous degree at UMass Boston’s undergraduate commencement Friday.

05/31/2013

80 Year Old Mural (Photo by WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Karen Twomey)

80-Year-Old Milton Mural To Be Destroyed Along With Building

A building where the Milton Women’s Club has been meeting since 1931 will be torn down, leaving a 80-year-old mural to fall as well.

05/29/2013

Southie beaches ranked high on the list. (Credit:WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe)

Report Card Grades Mass. Beaches As Season Starts

A clean harbor advocacy group is giving strong grades to most Boston Harbor beaches in its second annual report card, but it’s also highlighting some problems.

05/26/2013

The Battle of Lexington and Concord is reenacted each Patriots Day. (Credit: WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Karen Twomey)

Patriots’ Day Tradition Continues On Lexington Green

A Patriots’ Day tradition continues with the reenactment of the battles of Lexington and Concord.

04/15/2013

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Mass. Agencies Release Top Consumer Complaint List

Officials from the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs, the Attorney General’s Office, U.S. Postal Inspectors Office and Better Business Bureau announced each agency’s top five consumer gripes for 2012 on Monday.

04/01/2013

(Photo from Karen Twomey)

24-Hour Basketball Game At BC High Raising Money For Charity

Despite Friday being a holiday, the Boston College High School gym was buzzing all day.

03/29/2013

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