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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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(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

(The DoGooder web site, phillydogooder.com.)

Positively Philadelphia: The DoGooder Awards!

The awards are a chance for small nonprofit organizations to strut their stuff on video — and get some real help in the process.

02/03/2013

(One of the few things the real Ben Franklin never did: visit the KYW Newsradio studios for an interview!  That's Robert DeVitis, who portrays the Founding Father.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Positively Philadelphia: Ben Franklin, Full of Surprises!

“Probably his most famous saying is, ‘A penny saved is a penny earned,’ but he really did not say that,” notes a local man who portrays the Founding Father.

01/27/2013

(Yannick Nézet-Séguin, right, conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra in this provided file photo by Jessica Griffin.)

Positively Philadelphia: Philadelphia Orchestra Concert Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King

The concert begins at 4pm on MLK Day at Martin Luther King High School, and the orchestra’s new music director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, will be there.

01/20/2013

("Fuel the Cure's" fifth annual gala.  Photo by Avi Loren Fox Photography, provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Mingling Fun with Philanthropy

“Fuel the Cure” is a Philadelphia-based, volunteer-run, nonprofit organization that connects young professionals while at the same time raising money for charitable organizations.

01/13/2013

(Artworks by Jill Baker Gower, Nikolaj Christensen, and Kiwon Wang, all of whom have pieces in the Art Alliance's "Shop on the Square."  Photos provided)

Positively Philadelphia: More Unique Local Holiday Gift Ideas

If you’re looking for unique holiday gifts for someone special, take a peek at what our local museum gift shops have to offer.

12/02/2012

(Shino tumblers, porcelain.  Artist: Lynne Berman)

Positively Philadelphia: Holiday Gifts By Local Fine Artists

A Philadelphia nonprofit for artists and art lovers is offering something special for the holidays.

11/25/2012

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