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.

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Repairs To I-495 Bridge On Schedule…So Far

Repairs to the Interstate 495 bridge in New Castle County are moving along, though there’s no indication the span across the Christina River will open any sooner than expected.

06/25/2014

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Phila. Cops Seeking Man Who Tried To Steal 10 Boxes of Mucinex

A security officer at the store, on Wheatsheaf Lane in the city’s Richmond section, recognized the man from a theft two days earlier, and security video shows him stuffing the boxesinto a backpack.

06/04/2014

(Pa. state senator LeAnna Washington, accompanied by her son, arrives at a district justice office in Abington to face theft and related charges.  March 2014 file photo by KYW's Brad Segall)

Pa. Sen. LeAnna Washington Loses Primary Amid Legal Difficulties

Voters ousted Washington, choosing instead Wyncote attorney Art Haywood as their Democratic candidate for the 4th District.

05/21/2014

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Respiratory Illness Warnings Posted At PHL And Other International Airports

Signs warning travelers about MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) have been posted at Philadelphia International Airport and other airports around the country.

05/14/2014

(File photo: Pa. SPCA workers at the scene of an earlier animal roundup.  Credit: Todd Quinones)

Pa. SPCA Probes Cache of Dead Pets Found in Kensington Home

Found along with ten live animals — cats, turtles, and a rat — were more than a dozen dead animals.

05/14/2014

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UPDATE: Missing Philadelphia Teen Located, Reunited With Family

Philadelphia Police say previously reported missing 16-year-old Nakyra Newson has been located and reunited with family.

04/09/2014

(Don Tollefson, center, on Feb. 18th, 2014.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Sportscaster Don Tollefson Going From Jail To Treatment Facility Ahead of Fraud Hearing

Prosecutors say Tollefson, 61, took more than $100,000 from dozens of people over the course of three years, soliciting money for a number of charities but never delivering on promises made.

03/26/2014

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Warmer Weather Couldn’t Get Here Soon Enough For Green Thumbs

The snow, the wind, the ice, has left gardeners with broken branches, layers of leaves, and a muddy mess in low-lying areas, but for those who love to toil in the soil it’s fun waiting to be had.

03/22/2014

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Police: 2nd Grade Teacher Charged With Inappropriately Touching Students In Delaware County

Charges have been filed against second-grade teacher Paul Hochschwender.

03/12/2014

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Students Dismissed Early After Fire Inside Ben Franklin High School

Fire crews are on the scene of a fire in the basement at Ben Franklin High School in the Spring Garden section of the city.

03/05/2014

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Bail Set At $1 Million For Man Accused In Hammer Attack

KYW’s Robin Culverwell reports the attorney representing the suspect says police have the wrong man.

02/27/2014

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Many Area Hospitals on Backup Generators As Storm Cuts Power Lines

How are Delaware Valley hospitals faring after the Wednesday morning ice storm?

02/05/2014

The brown marmorated stink bug. (credit:  PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Cold Weather Not Extreme Enough To Kill Off Pesky Insects

Insects we share the planet with have adapted to the cold temps we’ve been seeing lately.

02/01/2014

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Ice Jam On Delaware River Prompts Flood Warning For Bucks And Mercer Counties

An ice jam on the Delaware River just south of the Trenton Morrisville Bridge has prompted officials to issue a flood warning for Bucks and Mercer Counties.

01/08/2014

(An Acela train at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia.  File photo)

Amtrak Resuming Full Service Following Two-Day Cold Snap

Passengers who bought a ticket but chose not to travel due to this service disruption can receive a refund or a voucher for future travel.

01/08/2014

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