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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.

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Mass. Court Warns Jurors About Online Comments

Judges are being told they need to do more to stop jurors from posting information about cases on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.

05/14/2012

The rescued ducklings (Photo by Karen Twomey)

Tiny Ducklings Fall Through Sewer Grate In Arlington

Arlington now has its own version of the popular children’s story “Make Way For Ducklings.”

04/30/2012

Corded Phone, Call

Hackers Rack Up $20,000 Phone Bill In Swampscott

Officials in Swampscott are trying to figure out who hacked into the Town Hall phone system.

04/26/2012

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Concern Over Number Of Out-Of-Town Homeless People At Quincy Shelter

As homeless shelters see more people walking through their doors, there’s some concern about who should be taking care of them.

04/11/2012

376999 01: Cape Canaveral, Fla. - Astronaut Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Feb. 13, 1962. (Photo By Nasa/Getty Images)

Local Programmer Reflects On John Glenn Mission 50 Years Later

Fifty years ago Monday, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth. This weekend, the team that helped make that happen gathered at The Kennedy Space Center.

02/20/2012

A Public Works employee fixes a pothole. "Potzilla" in the background.

Boston Takes Advantage Of Warm Weather, Fills Potholes

The city’s pothole fixing machine nicknamed “Potzilla” hit the road Thursday, patching some spots.

02/16/2012

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Brockton Among Cities Recognized For Dedication To Kids, Community

While the winners have a lot to offer, they may not be the first to come to mind.

10/12/2011

Reading, Text Books

Lowell Limits Library Time For Level 3 Sex Offenders

The Lowell City Council has passed a law that prohibits some registered sex offenders from the city library at times when children are more likely to be there.

09/28/2011

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Proposed Bill Aims At Slashing State’s High School Dropout Rate

A proposed bill on Beacon Hill takes on the problem of the state’s high school dropout rate.

09/27/2011

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13-Year-Old Arrested For Trying To Sell Weapons In Whitman Park

A 13-year-old Bridgewater boy was arrested for attempting to sell unique weapons at a park in Whitman on Tuesday.

09/15/2011

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