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.
It was a beautiful, sunny day to take a walk in Philadelphia, and I had lots of company.
There’s a contest called “The Best and Worst Lots in Philadelphia” and everyone is invited to enter.
Running Aug. 2-5 in Philadelphia, the event showcases films by and about people of African descent.
Cupcakes have become quite a big thing in the Philadelphia area, and now pies are about to follow. Magpie is an artisan pie shop that opens in August at 1622 South Street.
You may have walked by and never noticed it, but there is the coolest little museum at Broad and Walnut Streets in center city.
The new exhibit highlights the importance of religous freedoms to the founding fathers.
Michael Lyons has been in the tourism and hospitality industry for years, but you might know him from what he’s done along the way.
“This charity ride is for Neighborhood Bike Works,” says Jim Wiley, a local businessman and avid cyclist. The program, he explains, shows kids how to build their own bicycle from scrap parts.
So you always wanted to be a model but you’re not a model? Here’s your chance!
“We’re having a yard sale, and all of the proceeds are going to be donated to the American Cancer Society or the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure,” say Katie Stonelake and Kara Schmidt.
Thousands of people from the Philadelphia area go to Cape May to visit each summer, many winding up at the Chalfonte, built by a Civil War hero in the 1870s.
“Color Wheels” is a traveling art studio created by Philadelphia’s famed Fleisher Art Memorial.
A group of dedicated volunteers keeps one of Philadelphia’s brightest jewels shining. It’s the Laurel Hill Mansion, in Fairmount Park.
“Site Seeing” is a month-long program in April from the Fairmount Park Art Association, to help the public rediscover public art.
Her chocolate chip turtle cookies have been named Rachael Ray’s “snack of the day.” She was one of the Food Network’s “tough cookies,” and recently she was on QVC.