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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

Amanda Knox speaks to the media during a brief press conference in front of her parents' home March 27, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Amanda Knox’s Philadelphia Attorney Praises Her Final Acquital

Amanda Knox’s Philadelphia attorney praised the Italian Supreme Court’s decision to overturn her conviction in the 2007 murder of her college roommate, Meredith Kercher.

03/28/2015

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Numerous Construction Projects Congest Weekend Traffic In Center City

If you’re driving in Center City Philadelphia today, watch out for crane lifts. They’ll be closing a number of streets. Construction projects will also close a major route into the city.

03/28/2015

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Blatstein Reboots Makeover of Pier Shops at Caesars, in Atlantic City

Developer Bart Blatstein’s plans to redevelop the shopping mall at Caesars Casino, in Atlantic City, are back on track.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/27/2015

(Members of the African Children's Choir perform at the Annenberg Center, at the University of Pennsylvania.  Photo byPat Loeb)

African Children’s Choir Visits Penn Campus

The choir was formed 30 years ago by a Canadian relief worker who found it hard to get people interested in the struggles of African children.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/27/2015

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Five Penn Students Win $150,000 Each For Their Community Service Projects

The University of Pennsylvania has chosen five students for its inaugural “President’s Engagement Prize,” created for students who have a plan to make the world a better place.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

Social worker Kathleen Kelley at the Hub for Hope in Suburban Station. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Homeless Services Hub In Suburban Station Closing For Season With Uncertain Future

A drop-in center for the homeless in Suburban Station will close for the season early next month, with its future currently in doubt.

03/23/2015

(US education secretary Arne Duncan, in blue shirtsleeves, visits the EM Stanton School in South Philadelphia.   Photo by Pat Loeb)

US Education Secretary Visits Philadelphia To Talk About Future of State Funding for Schools

In response, Pennsylvania’s education secretary said Gov. Wolf has plans to address the funding disparity between rich and poor school districts.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/20/2015

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DA Won’t File Charges in December’s Deadly Shooting of Motorist By Phila. Police

Brandon Tate-Brown was fatally shot in the head in Mayfair. According to investigators, he struggled with police officers who stopped him for not having his headlights on.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

Christina Baker Kline signs books at the Free Library for students from St. Mary's Interparochial School. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Final Chapter Of Philadelphia’s ‘One Book’ Program For 2015

The Free Library closes its “One Book, One Philadelphia” season tonight, with a grand finale featuring the author of this year’s selection.

03/19/2015

(Gov. Tom Wolf, center, greets energy industry engineers at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in Philadelphia.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Gov. Wolf Woos Energy Industry Engineers in Philadelphia for Annual Convention

The governor reassured the group of his support for the state’s flourishing natural gas industry.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

Health Care Services director Monica McCurdy sits in the hospitality room of the new Stephen Klein Wellness Center in North Philadelphia. (credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia’s Neediest Population Gets State Of The Art Medical Home

City officials, health care providers and homeless advocates will cut the ribbon today on a new Wellness Center in North Philadelphia.

03/16/2015

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Officials Launch Special Enrollment Period For Taxpayers Who Didn’t Realize There’s A Penalty For Not Having Health Insurance

More than 11 million people signed up for health insurance during the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period, but federal officials think a few more will be interested after doing their taxes, so they’re launching a special enrollment period tomorrow.

03/14/2015

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

Pa. Attorney General Kane Asks State’s High Court To Upend Prosecutor Investigating Her

Who can empanel a grand jury, and why? Those are the questions Kathleen Kane is asking the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to decide.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/11/2015

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Wolf Administration To Begin Phaseout of Corbett’s Controversial Health Care Program

“Part of the reason we’re doing this in phases is to minimize any gaps in coverage,” an administration official says. “We want this to be an orderly and efficient transition.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/10/2015

File photo of Philadelphia taxis. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

PPA Scraps New Taxi Medallions Due To Low Sales

The medallions, required to operate a cab, were the first new ones to be authorized for the city in 15 years, so the Parking Authority expected sales would be brisk and offered them at auction for a minimum bid of $475,000.

03/09/2015

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