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.

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‘Pool Protector’ Monitors Unsupervised Pools

With pool season about to get under way, a small company is marketing a potentially life-saving device that tells you when someone’s in the water.

05/25/2012

Susanne Csongor with pictures of her rings.

Woman Sues Salem Hospital For $51,000 For Lost Rings

A grandmother is suing Salem Hospital because they can’t find her valuable rings, rings she had not taken off in 40 years.

03/05/2012

Police dog wearing bulletproof vest.

Five Mass. Police Departments Receive Grants For K-9 Officers

Five police departments including the State Police just got a big grant with money aimed at helping their four legged officers.

02/16/2012

UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester

Bone Marrow Donor Recruiting Cases Settled

The Caitlin Raymond International Registry and UMass Memorial Health Ventures Inc. paid models to help recruit potential registrants during donor drives.

02/02/2012

File image (credit: CBS/MICHELLE SHEPHARD/AFP/Getty Images)

NH Woman Accused Of Attacking Boyfriend With Hammer

Natasha Hamer of Manchester was arrested after police found her 23-year-old boyfriend with an injury to the left side of his head

11/03/2011

Monson (credit: Massachusetts State Police Air Wing)

Towns Say Nor’Easter Was ‘Infinitely’ Worse Than Tornadoes

Areas in Western Mass. hit hard by June tornadoes are now dealing with power outages from the Nor’easter.

10/31/2011

The snow pile at The Loop in Methuen in January 2011. (credit: P. McLellan)

Farmer’s Almanac Predicts Rough Winter For Southern New England

The 2012 edition of the Old Farmer’s Almanac lays out its predictions for the New England winter. What’s in store for the Boston area?

09/14/2011

Workers, Golfers Save Man Trapped Under Lawnmower

Gary Donlin who owns the Quail Hollow Golf and Country Club was operating a 1,000 pound industrial mower when it suddenly flipped, pinning him underneath.

08/16/2011

(Photo from Pine Street Inn website)

Pine Street Inn, HopeFound Explore Merger

Two Boston agencies with a combined 67 years of fighting homelessness through housing and programs are hoping to combine in every way.

08/05/2011

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Body Of Malden Woman Found In Maine Pond

By land, air, and water, crews in Maine are searching frantically for any sign of Kathleen Whitehouse of Malden.

08/03/2011

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