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.

Police Find Several Decomposing Bodies Inside Garage In Strawberry Mansion

Police say the building where the bodies were found is owned by a funeral home around the corner.

08/25/2015

NJ Skating Center Owner Accused Sexual Assault, Showing Pornography To Minor

Authorities say the owner of a skating center in South Jersey has been charged with criminal sexual contact with a child under 13 and other related offenses.

08/25/2015

Former Philadelphia Police Officer Sentenced For Extortion Scheme

A former Philadelphia police officer has been sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing drugs and money while he was in uniform.

08/12/2015

Service Dog Saves The Day And Her Owner

Thursday, the 5-year-old service dog, a yellow Lab, called the fire department by pushing a button on the phone then pulled her owner from the burning home.

08/07/2015

Bucks County Man Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Father With Sword During Argument

A Middletown Township, Bucks County man is being held without bail on charges he used a sword to kill his father.

08/05/2015

Philly U. Students Create School Products Designed To Help Their Peers

The products available now at Target stores.

08/02/2015

Philadelphia Police Seek Public’s Help In Finding Bank Robbery Suspect

Authorities say a cash reward is being offered.

07/28/2015

Study: Philadelphia Ranks Among Worst Cities For Driving

Summer is peak driving season, and a new study finds Philadelphia is one of the worst cities in which to drive.

07/16/2015

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

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 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

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

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

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

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.

05/06/2015

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.

05/01/2015

Two Civil Abuse Suits Settled With Archdiocese

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

04/29/2015

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

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

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.

04/08/2015

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.

03/27/2015

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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.

03/18/2015

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

Latest Installment In National Geographic’s ‘Weird But True’ Books Due Out Next Month

Weird But True Food is a fast read of color-filled pages of obscure facts.

03/08/2015

Continued Snow Forcing Philadelphia Companies To ‘Weather The Storm’

With another snowstorm on the horizon, parents and employees are faced with deciding whether to try to get to work or stay home.

03/05/2015

Officials In Gloucester County Allow Residents To Get Rid Of Unused Tires And Fight Mosquito Population

Gloucester County is allowing residents to drop off old tires from pickups and personal vehicles.

03/01/2015

Abracadabra! Your Best Magic Trick Could Land You A Spot In A Show At The Academy Of Music

The winner of this contest will earn a chance to appear on stage with illusionist Adam Trent

02/15/2015

The Auto Show Is Here And It Really Is A Tool For Consumers

Pedestrian traffic is bumper to bumper for Philadelphia’s Auto Show. All those attendees translate into big bucks at area dealerships.

02/01/2015

Water, Weather, Age Likely Contributed To Partial Wall Collapse In Center City, According To L&I

Water, the freeze-thaw cycle, and age are likely culprits in Tuesday’s partial wall collapse in Center City.

01/28/2015

Camden County Declares ‘Code Blue’ For Homeless

The code blue is in effect from 6pm each evening until 7am the following morning.

01/28/2015

Attorney General Holder Comes To Philadelphia To Get Law Enforcement And Community Members Talking

Attorney General Eric Holder was in Philadelphia Thursday afternoon to hold another in his series of meetings aimed at building trust between community residents and the police.

01/15/2015

Cold Weather Slows Down Many Things…Including Traffic Lights

There are about 3,000 traffic signals in Philadelphia, and some are more susceptible to cold than others.

01/08/2015

Money Collected By Salvation Army Bell Ringers Helps Others All Year

The Salvation Army bell ringers collect spare change during the holidays to help those in need, AND that money is a portion of what’s raised to help people all year.

12/14/2014

Frank Rizzo Jr. To Run For At-Large Seat On Philadelphia City Council As Democrat

Frank Rizzo Jr. says after three years on the sidelines, including switching parties last year, he wants to get back to tackling pressing issues.

12/11/2014

South Jersey Man Charged With Trying to Pass Off Cotton and Rocks as iPhones

Charged is 26-year-old Darius Smith, who was taken into custody in the parking lot of the Cherry Hill Mall.

11/20/2014

Police: Father, Son Arrested Following Gunfire Exchange In Collingdale

An attempt to serve a warrant on a shooting suspect in Collingdale, Delaware County turned violent Wednesday morning when police were met with a hail of gunfire.

11/05/2014

Another Arrest in Penna. Credit Card Fraud Ring Probe

Cecelia Robinson surrendered to police in Chicago and will be returned to Pennsylvania to face charges.

10/29/2014

Allowances, Kids Love It And Parents Often Forget To Hand It Out—Now There’s An App For That!

Multi-tasking parents who might struggle to remember to give their children their allowance can rejoice! There’s an app to help!

10/26/2014

Del. County Church Collecting Shoes For Haiti, Uganda

The youth at one area church are jumping in “feet first” to learn the importance of helping others with a shoe drive that runs through Oct. 13th.

10/25/2014

Chester County Real Estate Agent Charged in $2-Million Fraud Scheme

Marie Bontigao, who operated an “Exit Realty” franchise with locations in Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Delaware, is charged with operating a Ponzi scheme.

10/16/2014

Hearing Held To Determine Economic Impact Of Putting Common Bat On Endangered Species List

A hearing was held in Harrisburg this past week to consider the federal plan to add the Long Eared Bat to the Endangered Species list. The idea was met with much opposition.

09/14/2014

South Jersey Couple Scammed of $72,000 By Telephone Con Man

It started with a promised refund of $300 from a man posing as a software company employee.

08/13/2014

More Charges Filed Against Ironworkers Union Members For Allegedly Damaging Worksites

More charges have been filed against members of the Ironworkers Local 401, alleging they damaged work sites where non-union construction workers were hired.

07/31/2014

More Charges Filed Against Ironworkers Local 401

Two additional counts of “extortion which interferes with interstate commerce” have been filed against members of Local 401, and additional criminal conduct charges have been filed in conjunction with 14 earlier charges.

07/30/2014

Grant Aims To Keep Pedestrians Safe In New Jersey

A state grant will help officials in Gloucester County study driver behavior at crosswalks to get the word out — state law requires you to stop for pedestrians.

07/24/2014

PennDOT Displays Artifacts Unearthed During I-95 Excavation In Fishtown

An impressive collection of artifacts including stone tools, cooking pots, and pipes used by Native Americans as far back as 3,500 B.C. will be displayed for free at First Presbyterian Church (418 East Girard Avenue) from 6pm to 8pm.

07/17/2014

Man Reports Sex Assault in Washington Crossing State Park

The victim says the other man started a lewd conversation, then groped him before taking off.

07/02/2014

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

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. 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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