Lauren Lipton

lipton lauren side Lauren LiptonLauren Lipton, a fixture in Philadelphia journalism, is “at the editor’s desk” for KYW Newsradio listeners every weekday morning.

A reporter, anchor, and editor for KYW Newsradio since 1985, Lipton’s voice is well known to KYW listeners from her “Positively Philadelphia!” reports heard Sundays and Mondays.

Before joining Newsradio, Lipton was a reporter, producer, and ultimately executive editor for CBS 3 (KYW-TV).

Longtime radio listeners in the Delaware Valley will remember her newscasts on WFIL Radio, one of the most successful “Top 40″ radio stations in the country at the time, where she was the station’s first female anchor.

She has won numerous awards for her journalism work including a special commendation from President Ronald Reagan for her news series on volunteerism, an Associated Press award for best television newscast, and two Emmy nominations.

In addition to her work at KYW, Lipton is a part-time faculty member at Temple University, where she has taught since 1989. She has also taught at the University of Pennsylvania, and has been named to the Hall of Fame of Temple University’s School of Communications and Theatre.

A New York City native, Lipton holds a bachelor’s degree in radio, television, and film from Temple University. She lives in center city Philadelphia.

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(Left:  Joel Erland works in his Germantown studio.  Photo by Jurgita Cenkute, provided.  Right: Gina Michaels works in her studio at 5535 Lena Street, in Germantown.  Photo by Bernadette Dye, provided.)

Positively Philadelphia: Young Artists Transforming Local Neighborhoods

Germantown is emerging as one of the newest hot spots for artists.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/23/2015

(Bernice Paul, during a visit to Bartram's Garden, in South Philadelphia.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: An Accomplished Artist, Unfazed By Her Next Century

Now 97, Bernice Paul came to Philadelphia from Russia during the Depression, when the Nazis were coming to power in Europe.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/15/2015

(The Doylestown Inn.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: A Small Hotel in Doylestown, Pa.

The historic Doylestown Inn has gone through many changes since it first opened, on State Street in Doylestown, in 1902.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/25/2015

(John McInerney of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, photographed at the Waterfront Winterfest, on Penn's Landing.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: A Job Bank For Arts Professionals

“Anything from historians, curators, administrative positions, executive directors at the various museums and theaters — really anything that falls under arts and culture,” says John McInerney of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/18/2015

(credit: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Photography by Constance Mensh.)

Positively Philadelphia: Art Museum Opening On MLK Day

The Philadelphia Museum of Art, usually closed on Mondays, will be open on Monday, January 19th for Martin Luther King Day, and it’s part of a whole weekend of events.

01/11/2015

(Wash Cycle Laundry, the brainchild of a Penn graduate, picks up and delivers your laundry by specialized tricycles.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: An Especially Eco-Friendly Laundry Service

Wash Cycle Laundry, founded by a Penn grad, picks up your laundry and brings it back the next day — by human-powered tricycle!

11/23/2014

(Tonia Tecce visits the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Positively Philadelphia: Living a Performer’s Dream, at Age 76

Tonia Teece gave up a promising singing career to raise a family. Now, decades later, she brings her one-woman show home to Philadelphia.

11/16/2014

(Graphic provided by Fleisher Art Memorial)

Positively Philadelphia: Love Notes For a Venerable Philadelphia Institution

By Lauren Lipton PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Fleisher Art Memorial, a community arts center at 719 Catharine Street in South Philadelphia, invites everyone to come and learn about art. And on November 16th, everyone is […]

11/09/2014

(Dru Ellen Kolker, co-chair of the Penn Museum's upcoming "Treasures Sale and Show," photographed at a preview event by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Penn Museum’s Treasures Sale and Show

“We have one-of-a-kind jewelry from designers around the country,” says Dru Ellen Kolker, co-chair of the upcoming Treasures Show and Sale at the Penn Museum.

10/26/2014

(PHS president Drew Becher, in file photo.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: ‘Lights, Camera, Bloom!’

It’s never too early to start thinking about the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show. This year’s theme harkens back to the Art Deco movie palaces of the 1920s.

10/12/2014

(Alita Moses performs in Switzerland at the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Alita Moses, Student Exemplar of Jazz

She’s a senior jazz vocal major at the University of the Arts, and recently won a major worldwide singing competition: the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition, in Switzerland.

09/21/2014

(David Brennan, general manager of the Wayne Hotel, stands alongside its historic marker.   Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: The Wayne Hotel

On the National Register of Historic Places, the Wayne Hotel, in Wayne, Pa., is now a modern, newly restored hotel with a long history.

09/14/2014

(The Franklin Inn Club, 205 South Camac Street.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: A ‘Fringe’ Opera in a Center City Hideaway

The Philadelphia Opera Collective is producing a Frankenstein-based opera at the Franklin Inn Club, on Camac Street, in conjunction with the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

09/07/2014

(A Japanese-themed "accidental tea garden" on the South Philly Garden Tour.  Photo provided, used with permission)

Positively Philadelphia: The South Philly Garden Tour

“You would never expect on some of these…places that don’t even have a tree out front, when you walk through the little tiny rowhouse and then it just opens up onto this amazing space.”

08/31/2014

(Nikolas Toocheck with his mom, Tara.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Young People Volunteering

“I was just, like, totally psyched to get a letter saying, ‘Congratulations, Nikolas Toocheck, you’re the Kohl’s Kids regional winner,’ and I was just so psyched out. It was awesome.”

08/17/2014

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