Robin Culverwell

Robin Culverwell has been an editor, reporter and anchor for KYW Newsradio for more than ten years, bringing a wealth of newsgathering experience and an international background.

Culverwell grew up in Washington, DC. She went to college in Wisconsin and at American University in Washington, DC. She spent a semester abroad living with a family in Rennes, France and graduated with a double-major degree in broadcast journalism and French, and a minor in women’s studies.

Starting as a “go-fer” at ABC News, Culverwell has also worked at WMAL Radio in Washington — where she organized a station promotion on behalf of the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs which drew 10,000 participants – at WGMD in Rehoboth Beach, Del., and at AP Radio.

While at ABC, she worked on the network’s groundbreaking programming dealing with the aftermath of nuclear war, “The Day After.” It was during those broadcasts that Culverwell met and worked with former President Jimmy Carter, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and other dignitaries.

Robin has also worked at the Voice of America, where she wrote “Americana” features for broadcast to western Europe.

One of her most memorable news stories, she says, was her coverage of the midair explosion of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, made more poignant for her because a neighbor was aboard the plane that was destroyed.

Culverwell and her husband Ed live in Delaware with their son, two cats, one dog, and two fish. Robin is a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts and enjoys sewing, gardening, bike riding and rubber-stamp art.

Robin Culverwell has been an editor, reporter and anchor for KYW Newsradio for more than ten years, bringing a wealth of newsgathering experience and an international background.
Culverwell grew up in Washingon DC. She went to college in Wisconsin and at American University in Washington, DC. She spent a semester abroad living with a family in Rennes, France and graduated with a double-major degree in broadcast journalism and French, and a minor in women’s studies.

Starting as a “go-fer” at ABC News, Culverwell has also worked at WMAL Radio in Washington — where she organized a station promotion on behalf of the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs which drew 10,000 participants – at WGMD in Rehoboth Beach, Del., and at AP Radio.

While at ABC, she worked on the network’s groundbreaking programming dealing with the aftermath of nuclear war, “The Day After.” It was during those broadcasts that Culverwell met and worked with former President Jimmy Carter, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and other dignitaries.

Robin has also worked at the Voice of America, where she wrote “Americana” features for broadcast to western Europe.

One of her most memorable news stories, she says, was her coverage of the midair explosion of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, made more poignant for her because a neighbor was aboard the plane that was destroyed.

Culverwell and her husband Ed live in Delaware with their son, two cats, one dog, and two fish. Robin is a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts and enjoys sewing, gardening, bike riding and rubber-stamp art.

(Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, in 2013 file photo by Keith Tsuji/ Getty Images)

Dalai Lama Will Receive Liberty Medal in Philadelphia on October 26th

“This is a lifetime achievement award and it’s a capstone, just recognizing his influence over many decades,” says National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen.

06/17/2015

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Authorities Seize $3.3 Million In Heroin In Philadelphia

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams was flanked by members of the Drug Enforcement Agency and Philadelphia Police as he announced a $3.3 million heroin bust made at the end of April.

06/10/2015

Special Olympics competitor John Rosati holding the torch. (Credit: Robin Culverwell)

Special Olympics Torch Makes Way Through Philadelphia

A torch run is underway across all 50 states in advance of next month’s start of the Special Olympics World Games.

06/05/2015

File Photo of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia. (Credit: Jan Carabeo)

Exhibit At Local Church Honors Pope Francis, Encourages Overcoming Struggles

An interactive art exhibit is coming to the grounds of The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul just in time for Pope Francis’ visit.

05/28/2015

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New N.J. State Police ‘Ghost’ Cruisers Drawing Ire and Praise

Some drivers say the department’s use of these grey-on-black vehicles amounts to entrapment.

05/22/2015

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NTSB Continues Amtrak Derailment Probe, Diluting Some Theories and Rumors

Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board continue looking at several possible factors, including signals, cell phone records, work records, and more.

05/20/2015

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Area Massage Therapist Charged With Assaulting Client

James Deiter, 63, was employed at Massage Envy, in West Goshen, and at Massage Therapy, in Lancaster County.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/06/2015

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At Girard College, Marking 50 Years Since Beginning of the End of Segregation There

Some of the original Freedom Fighters whose protest led to the desegregation of Girard College in the 1960s were back outside the school this morning, celebrating 50 years since their historic demonstration.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/01/2015

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Two Civil Abuse Suits Settled With Archdiocese

Two men have settled their civil cases against the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

04/29/2015

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. (credit: CBS)

Owners Of Small Businesses Seek Local Funding For Renovations, Citing Federal Rigmarole Makes Process Too Expensive

A federally funded Storefront Improvement Program is facing an uncertain future because newly applied rules are making the projects more costly.

04/19/2015

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Staff At One Local Hospital Undergo Training To Detect Suspected Child Abuse

For more than a decade, doctors and nurses and staff at St. Christopher’s have been trained in detecting potential cases of abuse and neglect.

04/18/2015

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East Falls Tax Preparer Convicted of Falsifying Dozens of Clients’ Returns To Get Refunds

David Nixon, 50, has been convicted of 63 counts of tax fraud.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

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One Suspect, One Victim Dead After West Philadelphia Robbery Erupts in Gunplay

Police say two would-be robbers got more than they bargained for Thursday night in West Philadelphia when one of their intended victims had his own gun.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/27/2015

(Shane Streater)

Camden Firefighter Charged With Illegally Claiming Disability Benefits While Healthy

Former Camden firefighter Shane Streater went on disability in 2010, citing two on-the-job vehicle accidents that injured his back and neck. Investigators say he was later engaging in mixed martial arts.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/18/2015

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Scammers In NJ Demand Ransom For Supposedly Kidnapped Children

A new twist on an old phone scam finds the caller demanding ransom for a reportedly abducted child.

03/12/2015

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