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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(Janice Woodcock, Zivile Pupinyte, Ann Peters, and Emily Squires Levine in The Parlor Shop at the Philadelphia Art Alliance.  A corner of the portrait of Christine Wetherill shows at top left.  Credit: Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: The Parlor Shop at the Art Alliance

A group of artists are selling their goods inside an historic room of the Philadelphia Art Alliance, for the benefit of the cultural foundation.

06/02/2013

("Brooklyn Flea."  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: A Brooklyn Flea Market Hops To Philadelphia

The famous “Brooklyn Flea” is expanding to Northern Liberties, starting June 2nd.

05/19/2013

(This parking lot at 23rd and Arch Streets will be transformed, starting May 18th, into the "Phair" open-air market.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Philly “Phair”

A new open air market is coming to Philadelphia, giving artists a chance to show off their work and buyers a chance to discover an up-and-coming artist.

05/12/2013

(Bartram’s Garden, in Southwest Philadelphia.  Credit: KYW's John McDevitt)

Positively Philadelphia: Celebrating Our Region’s Public Garden Heritage

Friday, May 10th, is National Public Gardens Day, and Philadelphia is home to more gardens than any other city in the country.

05/05/2013

(Students of the Rock School are flanked by directors Stephanie and Bojan Spassoff.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Bringing Ballet Students To The Next Level

The Rock School of Dance Education, at Broad Street and Washington Avenue, is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

04/28/2013

(David Bradley, Joshua Campbell, and Tess Kunick discuss their PIFA project.  Credit: Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: A Student-Professional Collaboration For PIFA

Some plays start with a script. For others, you make it up as you go along.

04/21/2013

(Scott Lehman and Star Biel, collecting business attire for military veterans at the Comcast Center in center city Philadelphia.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Business Suits For Returning Military Veterans

“Suiting Warriors” collects business clothing for military veterans, particularly those from the post-9/11 wars.

04/14/2013

(All photos provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Fresh Breezes From Atlantic City

We’ve been crawling toward spring for what seems like weeks now, so if you’re looking for some new and different things to do, Atlantic City says, “Hey, don’t forget about us!”

04/07/2013

I teach future scientists

Positively Philadelphia: Science Festival Spreads Through The City

Even the Phillies are getting in on the fun, there will be a Science Day at the Ballpark.

03/29/2013

(The Fairmount Water Works sits along the Schuylkill River, below the art museum.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Positively Philadelphia: The Fairmount Water Works

The Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center is debuting a new event, “Culture and Conversation,” and you’re invited.

03/24/2013

(A newly restored guard box in Fairmount Park.  All photos provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Fairmount Park’s ”Little Jewels”

“We have about twelve of them left at this point, and we guard them very carefully,” notes Lucy Strackhouse of the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust.

03/17/2013

(A portion of the show floor at last year's Pittcon.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: A Science Fair, But Strictly Business

It’s like the Auto Show or the Flower Show, but for scientists!

03/10/2013

(Jill and Sheldon  Bonovitz.  Credit: Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: A Local Couple’s Amazing Art Collection

Philadelphia art collectors Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz have amassed an an impressive collection of “outsider” art which is being prepared for exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

03/03/2013

(Alan Segal, at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Credit: Ed Fischer)

Positively Philadelphia: Alan Segal and His Jazz Sanctuary

Sometimes great things can come out of near tragedies.

02/17/2013

(The statue of Don Quixote, at 2nd and Girard.  Photo from Historical Society of Pa.)

Positively Philadelphia: Our City of Little-Known Monuments

You probably pass by works of art honoring famous people every day in this area, and many of them you know. But there are others…

02/10/2013

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