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.

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

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

Warming Temperatures Trigger Flood Concerns Along Ice-Jammed Del. River

Officials say the river was 65-percent blocked by 1-2 foot chunks of ice on Wednesday, leading to a seven-foot rise in the river level.

01/08/2014

Local Professor Suggests Teen Sex Abuse Victims Confront Trauma Head-On

Prolonged exposure therapy has patients discuss traumatic memories and face stressful situations.

12/26/2013

Time To Start Thinking About Recycling The Tree (And Electronics As Well)

By now, the Christmas tree is up and decorated (hopefully!), but it’s the time to mark your January calendar for recycling — both tree recycling and “e” recycling — as in electronics.

12/22/2013

City Of Philadelphia Gives Shoppers A Holiday Gift

If you’re trying to plan your holiday errands, the City of Philadelphia has a gift for you again this year: free Saturday parking at meters city wide at 11 a.m. starting tomorrow.

11/29/2013

Penn Museum To Donate Saturday’s Admissions To Typhoon Relief

The University of Pennsylvania Museum is — for the first time — donating receipts from a day’s admissions to a specific charity.

11/29/2013

Man Arrested For Allegedly Vandalizing Nearly 100 Trees In Tredyffrin Park

Nathaniel Lent, 20, is charged with damaging the saplings last month in Tredyffrin’s Wilson Farm Park.

11/21/2013

Landmark Industrial Bakery on Roosevelt Blvd. May Shut Down

For the more than 300 workers employed at the former Kraft Foods bakery, this is bad news.

11/07/2013

Central N.J. Town Recalls The Night Martians ‘Landed’ In Radio Play

Exactly seventy-five years ago, a CBS Radio broadcast of “The War of the Worlds,” produced and directed by Orson Welles, sent Americans into widespread panic.

10/30/2013

Police: BB Gun Fired At School Bus In Upper Pottsgrove Township

Upper Pottsgrove Township Police are looking for the person or people who fired a BB gun at a school bus loaded with middle school students.

10/09/2013

US Gov’t Tells Philly’s City Tavern: We’re Closed, So You’re Closed

The opportunity to try a meal that our forefathers might have enjoyed was snatched from the table by the current members of Congress, who have failed to end the federal budget deadlock.

10/02/2013

2 Local Professionals Among MacArthur Foundation Fellows

Two area professionals are among this year’s crop of MacArthur Foundation Fellows, each winning national recognition for their work as well as a financial award.

09/25/2013

Pennridge Police in High Gear After Possible Luring Attempt

Two boys ran home on Tuesday evening after being approached by a man in a work van inquiring about a lost dog.

09/18/2013

South Jersey School Social Worker Charged With Student Sex Crime

Anthony Williams, 52, was arrested Tuesday and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and criminal sexual contact.

09/11/2013

Camden County Man Indicted In Attack On Siblings That Left 6-Year-Old Dead

Authorities say he was trying to assault the 12-year-old girl when her 6-year-old brother intervened and tried to protect her.

09/04/2013

Boa Constrictor Missing For More Than A Week Found Safe

The seven-foot-long pet boa constrictor went missing from his owner’s home on Park Avenue in Swarthmore on Sunday, August 11th.

08/21/2013

7-Foot-Long Boa Constrictor On The Loose In Swarthmore

Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for an unusual escapee – a seven-foot-long boa constrictor.

08/14/2013

Insurer Says “Not So Fast” After Deadly Center City Building Collapse

Berkley Assurance Company filed suit last week – claiming its policy of contractor Griffin Campbell is null and void for several reasons.

08/11/2013

NJ Woman Charged After Accompanying Stabbing Victim to Hospital

Shakeysha Pruitt is charged with stabbing 33-year-old Kafar Logan-Horton on Sunday afternoon inside his home in Oaklyn, then accompanying him to a hospital where he died hours later.

07/31/2013

Officials: School District Police Officer Injured By Student

A school district police officer is hospitalized in good condition after authorities say he was body slammed by a student on Tuesday.

06/12/2013

Thursday’s Expected Severe Weather Driven By ‘Derecho’ Phenomenon

Rain and strong thunderstorms are familiar adversaries for Delaware Valley residents this time of year, but we could be targeted by a bigger problem: a derecho.

06/12/2013

Wildwood Scam Charges Ignite Outrage Over Illegal Drinking During Senior Week

The case of a Wildwood property owner accused of scamming teen renters out of their senior week places has ignited a firestorm about the tradition known as “senior week.”

06/07/2013

Beach-Goers Should Do Their Homework When Finding Summer Rentals

The “buyer beware” adage could apply to anyone looking to stay down the shore.

06/06/2013

Two Men Shot During Lunch Hour at a North Philadelphia Playground

Both were taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where they were reported to be in stable condition.

06/06/2013

Local High School Students Win ‘World Series Of Birding’

A team of local high school students won New Jersey Audubon’s “World Series of Birding” this month. This is the first time a so-called youth team has taken home the trophy.

05/26/2013

2 Charged With Stealing Contractors Vans And Tools In Philadelphia

A pair of men are under arrest, charged with stealing contractor vans and their contents over a period of several months.

05/08/2013

Phone Scammers Targeting Bensalem’s Indian Community, Officials Say

In recent weeks, officials say, scammers posing as IRS employees have been calling Bensalem residents and telling them they owe money to the IRS.

05/08/2013

Red Tailed Hawks Return To Windowsill Of Franklin Institute For 5th Year

For the fifth straight year, a pair of Red Tailed Hawks is nesting on a windowsill at the Franklin Institute.

04/21/2013

Former City Worker Gets Fine, Probation For DUI Crash in City-Owned Car

Robin Jones, 50, avoided jail time following her guilty plea in the wake of a car crash last September in which she rammed a city-owned car into a building at 13th and Hamilton Streets.

04/19/2013

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