Laurie Kirby joined WBZ just before the summer of 1998 as anchor for the WBZ Weekend News. She is now a full-time reporter and anchor, filling in on various shifts, including the WBZMorningNews. She serves on the faculty of Emerson College where she teaches graduate students the art of writing and producing good radio.
She is the recipient of the R.T.N.D.A award for “BEST WRITER” in a Large Market.
Before coming to WBZ, Laurie worked as News Director for WATD-FM in Marshfield, MA where she received the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award in two categories nationwide:
“Overall Excellence” and “Best Writing.”
She began her career in Television at WCVX-TV 58 in Hyannis, Cape Cod, where she wore many hats from assignment editor to line-producer to fill-in reporter and anchor. She worked as news director at WFAL-FM in Falmouth and anchored at WXTK-FM in Yarmouth.
The bright lights of the big city lured Laurie to Boston and WHDH-TV7 where she worked as a writer and producer for several years.
Her career went national in 1996 when she was hired for NBC’s “Real Life”, a morning news and entertainment program. Her job as a segment producer took her to cities and towns across the country.
Laurie graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Speech Communications with a concentration in musical theatre and fine arts from the London program abroad.
She grew up in Westwood with her two sisters. Her family now lives on the Cape
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