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Laurie Kirby

420x316 grad kirby1 Laurie KirbyLaurie 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

Women’s Watch: “Green” Living Gets Easier

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

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–05/20/2011


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.


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Holiday Tipping Etiquette: What’s Really Appropriate?

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


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Toys For Tots Donations Down Dramatically

Toy donations have plummeted, while requests for help have increased 60 percent.