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.

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

Everett

Fire Races Through Everett Home

Four people escaped with just the clothes on their backs as flames raced through their home Thursday morning.

03/28/2013

Singing Beach. (Photo by Karen Twomey)

North Shore’s Singing Beach Hit Hard By March Storm

The storm was not limited to places like Plum Island, Scituate and Marshfield, at Singing Beach a retaining wall crumpled and residents barely recognize their beach.

03/11/2013

(Photo Credit: Karen Twomey)

Some Sidewalks In Boston Neighborhoods Remain Covered By Snow And Ice

The clean-up from the blizzard of 2013 is far from over. While most streets have been at least partially cleared, and getting around on city streets is becoming easier, walking in many Boston neighborhoods still poses a danger.

02/13/2013

Seaweed piled on the docks in Vineyard Haven. (Photo courtesy: WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Karen Twomey)

Martha’s Vineyard Residents Find Use For Excess Seaweed After Sandy

As Sandy’s high tides and waves receded Tuesday, some were happy with what she left behind.

10/30/2012

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Framingham Pharmacy Settled With Family After 2004 Meningitis Death

The compounding pharmacy suspected in the outbreak settled a lawsuit alleging it produced a tainted shot that caused a man’s death in 2004.

10/11/2012

Pumpkins for sale at Wilson Farm in Lexington. (Photo by Karen Twomey)

Pumpkins Ready For Picking At Wilson Farm In Lexington

Farm stands around the region are blooming with pumpkins of all colors and sizes.

10/08/2012

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