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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(Lauren Saul, with one of the American flags in the Philadelphia Flag Day Association's collection. Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Flag Day Festivities

Flag Day is coming up, and you’re invited to a big bash in the hometown of our national symbol.

06/08/2014

(World War II vets James Forziati, left, and George Fuller, center, chat in Patrick Ward Park, at 24th and Aspen, in Fairmount.  The park was created in honor of all US military veterans.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Paying Tribute To Veterans On Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day, we pay tribute to our many area veterans.

05/25/2014

(Strawberry Mansion, in Fairmount Park.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: The Strawberry Mansion, Beautifully Restored

Strawberry Mansion, the largest of the seven historic Fairmount Park houses, recently underwent a restoration, and you’re invited to visit.

05/18/2014

The Italian Market Festival includes lots of traditional foods (left and right photos of 2013 festival by John McDevitt), and a halfball tournament (file photo provided).

Positively Philadelphia: The Italian Market Festival Returns

The Italian Market Festival is Saturday and Sunday, May 17th and 18th. But this year, the huge block party offers something new.

05/11/2014

(A moment from Gale LaJoye's "Snowflakes," one of the scheduled performances at the Philadelphia International Children's Festival.  Used with permission)

Positively Philadelphia:   Children’s Festival of Live Theatre

The 30th birthday celebration of the Philadelphia International Children’s Festival starts this Wednesday in University City, so get ready for some fun!

04/27/2014

Wendy Voet, new executive director of WOMEN'S WAY. (Photo Provided by Relief Communications)

Positively Philadelphia: Local Woman Uses World Experiences To Improve Philadelphia Organization

She grew up in this area, went to college here and now Wendy Voet is the new executive director of WOMEN’S WAY.

04/20/2014

(Photo provided by Philadelphia Science Festival)

Positively Philadelphia: Science Festival Returns

From Sharknado cocktails to clothes of the futrure, there are many events at Philadelphia’s Science Festival that begins later this month.

04/13/2014

(Librarian "Miss Margaret," in hat at far right, conducts games and tells stories at the Independence branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Weekly Storytime at the Free Library

“We have wonderful storytelling featuring brand new picture books, favorite classics,” says the librarian, Miss Margaret.

01/19/2014

(Photo by Matt Stanley for Delaware River Waterfront Corporation)

Positively Philadelphia: Delaware Riverfront Fun Continues

The Winter Garden, The Lodge (pop-up restaurant), and the skating rink are all in operation throughout the winter.

01/12/2014

(The rotunda of the Please Touch Museum, in Fairmount Park, which hosts a noontime New Year's Eve celebration.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Please Touch Museum’s New Year Countdown

“Sometimes little ones — and sometimes adults — can’t make it ’til 12 midnight,” explains a museum spokeswoman.

12/22/2013

Mary Jo Gallagher of Greystone Interiors works on her tree in the Ritz-Carlton lobby.  Photo provided by Jimmy Contreras.

Positively Philadelphia: The Ritz-Carlton’s Festival of Trees

It’s a collection of trees designed and decorated by different groups around the area, on display in the hotel’s historic rotunda lobby.

12/08/2013

(A Pennsylvania Ballet production of "The Nutcracker."  File photo by Alexander Iziliaev, provided by Pa. Ballet)

Positively Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker Market’

The weekend of December 7th and 8th, the Pennsylvania Ballet will operate a holiday marketplace in the lobby of the Kimmel Center.

11/24/2013

(Credit: Inglis)

Positively Philadelphia: From Her Wheelchair, Rising To Lead

Lauren DeBruicker has just been elected to head the board of directors of Inglis, making her the first board chair in its 136-year history who is a wheelchair user.

11/10/2013

(Paul Strand, "Place to Meet, Luzzara, Italy," 1953. Image provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Philadelphia Art Museum’s 2014 Season

This year the Philadelphia Museum of Art is having one smash exhibit after another, and 2014 will be just as exciting.

10/27/2013

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

Positively Philadelphia: Insider Peek at Next Year’s Flower Show

“Flower Show is going to be ‘Articulture,’ and it’s the celebration of art and horticulture together,” says Drew Becher, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

10/13/2013

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