Pat Loeb

Pat Loeb
Pat Loeb’s radio experience has the makings of a country song: she lived a lot of places, went down a lot of roads, but they all led her home — to Philadelphia and to KYW Newsradio, where she started her career some 30 years ago.

Born and raised in Philadelphia and environs, she graduated magna cum laude from Temple University’s renowned School of Communications and Theatre and, after three invaluable years at KYW, spent the majority of her work life in public radio, including four years as a foreign correspondent based in Asia, which gave her the opportunity to cover stories such as coups d’etat, volcano eruptions, earthquakes, and the return of Imelda Marcos to Manila to reclaim her shoes.

A digression into motherhood was punctuated by print work for the Washington Post, the Congressional Quarterly, and the Pew Center for Civic Journalism, among other gigs.

She returned to radio in Los Angeles, as a correspondent for the public radio business show “Marketplace.”

Pat rejoined KYW in 2008 and says she is “incredibly grateful for the chance to once again work with the most outstanding broadcast news team in the Delaware Valley… make that the most outstanding broadcast news team anywhere.”

Pat is married to Vernon Loeb, managing editor of the  Houston Chronicle, and is the mother of four amazing children:  Katie Loeb, of New York City; David, a student at Temple University; Frances, an All-American runner at Johns Hopkins; and Julia, a student at Colorado University-Boulder.

Connect with Pat Loeb on Twitter: @PatLoeb

(Leaving a Philadelphia City Hall courtroom in early March, Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane speaks with reporters.  File photo by Pat Loeb)

Montco Judge Quickly Airs Documents From Grand Jury Probe of Kathleen Kane

In a brief motions hearing this morning, Kane’s lawyer asked that the grand jury materials be released. But the judge’s compliance and speed in doing so was surprising.

KYW Newsradio 1060–7 hours ago

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane. (credit: David Spunt)

Pennsylvania Attorney General To Get Chance To Argue Against Judge’s Contempt Hearing

A three judge panel in Montgomery County will hear motions Monday morning on why the Kathleen Kane should not have to explain why she fired her chief deputy.

16 hours ago

Hotel Monaco (Credit: John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Hotel Rooms Get The Once Over By DNC Planners

Convention and Visitors bureau vice president Julie Graham says an inspection team will be visiting 56 hotels, to help them match delegates with accommodations.

17 hours ago

(Bridesburg Elementary School.  School district photo)

Officials Say One Philadelphia Public School Played Favorites With Enrollments

“The policy is very clear — it’s first come, first served,” says a school district official who uncovered irregularities.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/24/2015

Philadelphia Police, Police Car, Cop Car, Philly Cop Car, Police, Cop

3 Philly Cops Charged In Unrelated Cases

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s office has announced the arrest of three police officers, in three separate and unrelated cases. The charges range from animal cruelty to theft.

04/23/2015

(L-R, outside the new recycling center: Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri; Sun Ray, the "Philadelphia More Beautiful" mascot; Curby Bucket, the city's recycling mascot; and deputy streets commissioner Donald Carlton.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

City Opens Its Fifth Large-Item Trash Dropoff Center, in West Philadelphia

“We see this, in its humble way, as a part of Earth Day, in keeping the environment and the streets of Philadelphia cleaner,” David Perri said at today’s dedication.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

Attorney Judy Clarke (R) leaves the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse after closing arguments in the Boston Marathon Bombing in Boston, Massachusetts. (credit: Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

Penalty Phase In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial Will Test Defense Lawyer’s Record In Capital Cases

As the Boston Marathon bombing moves to the penalty phase, this week, the defense will try to engage the jury’s sympathies in hopes of sparing their client the death penalty.

04/20/2015

(credit: CBS3)

Medicare Rates Hospitals By Stars

Think of it as “Trip Advisor” for the ill. Medicare is basing the star ratings on patient satisfaction surveys.

04/19/2015

Leon Huff and  Kenny Gamble (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall Of Fame)

Major Part Of Philadelphia’s Music History Meets The Wrecking Ball

A piece of Philadelphia history will pass into dust this morning, as a demolition crew takes the wrecking ball to the former headquarters of Philadelphia International Records on South Broad Street

04/18/2015

The Pennsylvania Convention Center  )File photo by Randall E. Scott)

Surprise Development In The Carpenters’ Dispute With The Pennsylvania Convention Center

Philadelphia’s carpenters union will get a chance to make their case that the Convention Center illegally locked them out of jobs there.

04/17/2015

(Photo by Pat Loeb)

A New Café in Camden, N.J., Serves Its Community With More Than Lunch

Camden officials were celebrating another sign of the city’s revitalization with a ribbon-cutting for a new café run by a local social service agency.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/17/2015

(Artist's rendering, provided)

Live Concert Venue Planned For Former Factory Building Near Sugarhouse Casino

Concert production company “Live Nation” says it will transform the abandoned Ajax Metal Company building into what executive Don Gastion calls its “best venue in the country.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

(Credit: Historical Society)

Lincoln Assassination 150th Anniversary, Part 4: The Funeral

Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train reversed the route he took to his inauguration.

04/16/2015

(credit: Kristen Johanson/KYW Newsradio)

‘Ink And Gold: Art Of The Kano’ Opens Final Presentation Of Works At Phila. Museum Of Art

KYW’s Pat Loeb reports the final part of the three-cycle show has just opened.

04/15/2015

The North Philadelphia Peace Park. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

A Major Neighborhood Transformation Effort Treads Softly On A Community Garden

On a block of North Philadelphia dominated by abandoned houses and litter-strewn lots, the Peace Park was a true oasis.

04/15/2015

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