Laurie Kirby

WBZAM_Laurie-Kirby_468x352Laurie Kirby is an award-winning journalist who came to WBZ NewsRadio 1030 in 1998, from WATD-FM in Marshfield, Massachusetts. During her time with WBZ NewsRadio in Boston, Laurie has won four Edward R. Murrow awards for Best Writing and Best Series in a Large Market, including another National Murrow Award for Best Series for her original work. Her favorite interviews include Hillary Clinton, President Obama, and Tiny Tim. Laurie spends some of her time at WBZ NewsRadio supervising the interns and training them to be the journalists of tomorrow. Laurie also hosts a daily segment on WBZ called “Women’s Watch.”

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While News Director at WATD, Laurie’s mission was to inspire a small team toward a big goal: The National Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Small Market News Station in the United States. She was one of four recipients of the Overall Excellence award (along with the National Murrow award for Best Writing) to be asked to deliver a speech before the RTDNA National Convention in North Carolina.

Prior to working in radio, Laurie spent more than a decade in television, both on and off the air. She started her career at WCVX-TV 58, owned by the late Donald Moore, immediately after graduating from Syracuse University. Her news reporting of protests at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant, gritty Cape Cod crime, and Massachusetts politics, earned her eight Associated Press awards. Laurie went on to write for a major Boston Television station, now WHDH Channel 7, for the nightly news. She was promoted to Special Projects where she produced and wrote longer segments for news series and special reports. Soon, her career went National. Laurie was hired as a writer, and then promoted to producer for the nationally syndicated program ” Real Life,” which offered her the opportunity to travel the U.S. for work on longer segments for national broadcast.

Laurie was also an adjunct professor at Emerson College for seven years where she taught broadcast writing to grad students in the Journalism Dept.

Laurie also is classically trained in Voice and Piano, but suggests you would much rather hear her sing. She also is proud of her Viking heritage, and is a proud dual citizen of the United States and Ireland.

Dr. Judith Lynn Stillman (courtesy photo)

Women’s Watch: Dr. Judith Lynn Stillman Previews ‘Micro-Opera’

In Women’s Watch, Dr. Judith Lynn Stillman previews the premiere of her comic ‘Micro-Opera.’

10/27/2014

Chethams Library Is The Oldest Public Library In The English Speaking World

Women’s Watch: ‘Lemon Orchard’ Author To Sign Copies Of Novel In Cambridge

Rice is signing copies of her book June 4th at 7 p.m. at the Porter Square Bookstore in Cambridge.

06/04/2014

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Fall River City Hall’s New Security Cameras Just ‘Decoys’

One city hall is turning to decoy cameras to stop would-be thieves but some city councilors are baffled by decision.

04/24/2014

Boston Marathon Scarf Project at Old South Church. (WBZ-TV)

Marathon Scarf Project Knits For This Year’s Runners

People around the world have sent in handmade scarves for the Marathon Scarf Project.

04/21/2014

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Tweet Over Misfired Salty Email Goes Viral With Tale Of Five Guys French Fry Foul-up

A group of co-workers in Framingham sparked a Twitter sensation when they shared a nasty email sent out in response to a polite request about their food order.

02/21/2014

Judith Lynn Stillman

Women’s Watch: RI Pianist Raising Money For Children’s Music Program

In today’s Women’s Watch, a premier pianist from Rhode Island “plays” a humanitarian role in raising money for children in need of instruments.

11/22/2013

Flora and Ella Dickens (Family Photo)

Women’s Watch: Stoneham Sisters Travel To Dance Competition In Germany

In this edition of Women’s Watch, two young Stoneham sisters are heading to Germany to represent the United States in an international dance competition.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–11/08/2013

Firends of Mel Foundation (Credit: Friends of Mel foundation/website)

Quincy Conference To Show Cancer Patients ‘The Art Of Living’

Pauline Alighieri Executive Director of the Friends of Mel Foundation, is dedicated to showing cancer patients “the art of living.”

10/30/2013

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Waltham Landscaper Arrested For Violating Leaf Blowing Bylaws

Brookline police arrested a landscaper for violating leaf blowing rules, a day before the ban was rolled back for the fall.

09/17/2013

Compost. (File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Health Director: Compost Likely To Blame For Danvers Mystery Odor

Public Health agent Peter Morandi said the smell even ruined his own dinner.

06/04/2013

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