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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.”

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.

(WBZ-TV)

State Police Say More Troopers Are Needed To Combat Drunk Driving

State Police spokesman David Procopio says they’ve lost about 500 troopers through attrition since 2006.

07/20/2011

Mass. Board Approves New Teacher Evaluations

Public school teachers will soon be evaluated on student performance in the classroom and on Massachusetts standardized tests.

06/28/2011

(Photo credit Christina Demetrio, Zoo New England)

Bongo Born At Franklin Park Zoo Named ‘Stanley’ In Honor Of Bruins

On the same day the Bruins clinched the Stanley Cup in Vancouver, a “namesake” was born right here in Boston.

06/16/2011

PracticallyGreen.com

Women’s Watch: “Green” Living Gets Easier

Newton Center mom Susan Hunt Stevens talks about why she started PracticallyGreen.com and the impact it has on users.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–05/20/2011

Rambo

Women’s Watch: President Of Catholic Charities Makes A Difference

Debbie Rambo, President of Catholic Charities, tells listeners how her traditional upbringing influences her work today:

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–05/19/2011

Rock Off Main Street

Women’s Watch: Youth Music Progam Thrives in Natick

Women’s Watch profiles Rock Off Main Street founder Diane Young.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–05/19/2011

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Women’s Watch: Single Mom Triumphs Raising Autistic Son

Writer and artist Emily Colson shares her story of personal struggle and joy raising her autistic son.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–03/17/2011

WBZ NewsRadio's Laurie Kirby

CEO Of Rasky Baerlein Ann Carter On Mentoring Young Women

BOSTON (CBS) – Chief Executive Officer Ann Carter of Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications in Boston discusses what it takes to have a successful career in public relations. Now at the top of her field, Carter [...]

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–03/08/2011

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Genzyme Sold To Sanofi-Aventis In $20 Billion Deal

Cambridge-based biotechnology company Genzyme is being bought by French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis for $20.1 billion, ending months of corporate haggling.

02/16/2011

(File image credit: NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)

Holiday Tipping Etiquette: What’s Really Appropriate?

The holiday season not only presents a shopping challenge, there is also the question of tipping.

12/12/2010

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