Kim Glovas

Kim GlovasKim Glovas has been covering breaking and developing news as a reporter for KYW Newsradio since 1984, winning honors for “Regional Affairs Council” reporting along the way.

She has been honored by a number of professional organizations including the Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. She has also received a special citation from the Pennnsylvania House of Representatives for her work.

Glovas is a lifelong Pennsylvania resident. She grew up in Easton, Pa. and attended college at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She holds a BA degree in journalism.

Glovas’ career includes stints at WSAN in Allentown, WEST-AM and WLEV-FM in Easton, and WHWH/WPST in Princeton, NJ.

Kim and her husband Paul Kurtz, who also works at KYW Newsradio, have four sons and live in Holland, Pa.

 

Kim Glovas, serving as a volunteer reader to children at the West Philadelphia Alliance For Children ("WePAC").

Kim Glovas, serving as a volunteer reader to children at the West Philadelphia Alliance For Children (“WePAC”).


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Connect with Kim Glovas on Twitter: @KimGlovas
Jim Kenney, Philadelphia's Democratic mayoral nominee, joins clean water advocates at a press event at the Water Works.  Photo by Kim Glovas)

Local Environmental Groups Praise New Clean Water Rules

The new rules, announced last week by the federal Environmental Protection Agency, call for more protections of the nation’s waterways, including headwaters that feed into larger rivers such as the Schuykill and Delaware.

06/01/2015

(credit: FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

West Chester School District Superintendent Pressures State To Re-Evaluate Keystone Exams

The Keystone exams were created in response to ‘No Child Left Behind.’ Jim Scanlon, Superintendent of the West Chester School District, sent a letter to parents recently, criticizing the Keystone Exams.

06/01/2015

File Photo (Credit: CBS)

Police Investigate Possible Connection Between 2 North Philadelphia Shootings

On arrival, officers found a 36-year-old man in the street a few blocks away, who had been shot multiple times in the chest and back.

05/31/2015

Students marched from the Art Museum to City Hall. (Credit: Kim Glovas)

Students March To City Hall In Support Of The Black Lives Matter Movement

The idea for the rally and march came from 5th grader, Samara Tahir, after the Baltimore riots and the death of Freddie Gray.

05/29/2015

GIs holding tickets received from the GI Tickets Foundation. (Credit:  GI Tickets Foundation)

Villanova Student Honors Returning Veterans By Sending Them To Sports Events

Jack MacDonald has been working to get sports tickets into the hands of returning veterans since he was in high school.

05/24/2015

(An Atlantic City jitney.  Photo provided)

Atlantic City’s Jitneys Celebrate 100th Anniversary With Throwback Fares

This afternoon between 1pm and 6pm, fares will be the same as they were when the jitneys first hit the streets of Atlantic City: five cents.

05/22/2015

Deadly train derailment in Philadelphia on May 12, 2015. (credit: CBS)

Sen. Casey Wants Congress To Quickly Fund Wider Train Safety Programs

Casey says Positive Train Control could have prevented the fatal derailment of Amtrak 188.

05/21/2015

(Sen. Rand Paul, on Independence Mall.  Photo by Kim Glovas)

Candidate Rand Paul Brings His Less-Goverment Message to Philadelphia

Paul says he supports constitutional liberties and is opposed to the Patriot Act, but is opposed to an increase in the minimum wage.

05/18/2015

(The "VIBE" experiement, with its inner and outer boxes rigged with sensors.  Photo provided)

Council Rock H.S. Students Advancing Space Exploration With Science Experiments

The students are part of the “Council Rock United with NASA to Create Hardware” program, or “CRUNCH.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/16/2015

(credit: Kim Glovas/KYW)

Stotesbury Cup Regatta Underway This Weekend In Philadelphia

The Stotesbury Cup Regatta in Philadelphia is drawing hundreds of high school rowers to the largest high school rowing regatta in the world.

05/15/2015

(Graphic provided by the Philadelphia Singers.)

Philadelphia Singers’ Leader Will Conduct Farewell Concert Despite Amtrak Injuries

The final, farewell concert of the Philadelphia Singers is tomorrow evening, as the group shuts down operations after more than 40 years of performing. Their leader, David Hayes, was aboard the train that derailed.

05/15/2015

(Photo provided by Burlington County prosecutor)

South Jersey Man Charged With Painting Racial Slurs and Swastikas on Playground Equipment

Samuel Procopio, 54, of Edgewater Park was arrested last June after police discovered spray-painted racial slurs on a basketball court and bleachers.

05/14/2015

File photo (credit: Charley Gallay /Getty Images)

Amtrak Predicts Full Resumption of NE Corridor Service By Tuesday

Passengers along Amtrak’s northeast corridor will have to figure out other ways to get to their destination for a few more days.

05/14/2015

(Lynne Abraham, at far left, takes part in a mayoral candidate forum at International House.  Real estate developer Ahsan Nasaratullah, center, was sent to represent Jim Kenney and Omar Woodard, far right, represented Anthony Williams.  Photo by Kim Glovas)

Only 1 Candidate Makes Timely Appearance at Latest Phila. Mayoral Forum

The forum was sponsored by Global Philadelphia, a nonprofit organization that works to promote the city internationally.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/11/2015

(The Philadelphia Parking Authority provides a restricted parking space if a homeowner installs an electric charging station outside his or her home.  Images from PPA)

Philadelphia Encouraging Homeowners to Add Curbside Electric Car Chargers

If you live in Philadelphia and own an electric car, you can get a special parking space in front of your home to charge your vehicle.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/11/2015

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