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

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Philadelphia City Employees Recognized For Going Above And Beyond

Three Philadelphia city employees have been honored for outstanding service. They are the winners of this year’s Richardson Dilworth Awards.

6 hours ago

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Philadelphia Flower Show Opens Door To Spring, Celebrates Movies

The 187th Philadelphia Flower Show opened Saturday with its annual preview of spring. This year, the show celebrates Hollywood, especially Disney.

02/28/2015

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PUC’s Decision To Deregulate Verizon Landline Service Could Prove Costly To Consumers

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has just deregulated landline phone service, and consumer advocates warn it could lead to a sharp increase in prices.

02/27/2015

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Local Student Chefs Compete To Get A Dish They Created On School District’s Menu

Student chefs from three Philadelphia public schools competed Thursday for the honor of getting a dish they created on the district’s breakfast menu.

02/26/2015

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Pennsylvania AG Kane Launches Website To Combat “Smear Campaign” Against Her

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has been the subject of a grand jury probe into whether she leaked information from a prior grand jury. Now, she is fighting back via the web.

02/25/2015

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Developer’s Plan To Refurbish Atlantic City Mall Put On Hold

Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein had planned to unveil his vision for The Pier Shops at Caesars in Atlantic City on Tuesday, but a legal dispute has put the project on hold.

02/24/2015

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Federal Officials Send Bad Information To Some Who Got Health Insurance With Tax Credits

Federal health officials are asking some 800,000 people who got health insurance through the Affordable Care Act to wait to file their taxes. The reason: they received tax forms with incorrect information.

02/21/2015

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Busted: College Student Named Dean Orders Fake IDs Only To Find Out They Were Sent To The School’s Dean

What’s in a name? Well, if your name is Dean and you’re having fake IDs mailed to you at your university, it could mean you’re busted.

02/20/2015

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Philadelphia Police Officer Donates Dozens Of iPads To Help Non-Verbal Students Communicate In Class

On Thursday, a Philadelphia police officer gave five public schools a gift they could never have afforded on their own– iPads that will help non-verbal students communicate in class.

02/19/2015

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Obamacare Open Enrollments Up By 3.2 Million This Year

Kevin Counihan, CEO of the federal health insurance marketplace, says it was a “blowout” weekend for enrollment, which he says helped push signups ten percent higher than projected.

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School Reform Commission Faces Charter School Vote Amid Intense Pressure From Both Sides

The SRC must consider new charters under provisions that Republican state lawmakers tacked on to a bill allowing the city to collect an extra two dollars a pack on cigarettes, to help close a large budget deficit last year.

02/18/2015

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Sign Up Surge Expected On Final Day To Get Subsidized Health Insurance This Year

This is the final day of open enrollment for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act for this year. Federal health officials expect a busy day on the insurance marketplace website.

02/15/2015

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Romance Behind The Scenery At Pennsylvania Ballet

The ballet may be one of the most romantic settings in the world but for one Philadelphia couple, it’s just a day at the office.

02/14/2015

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Health Care Officials Warn Uninsured Americans To Get Signed Up By Midnight Sunday

The deadline is Sunday night, and health officials, advocates, and insurers are all urging the uninsured not to wait until Sunday to sign up.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

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Convention Team Undaunted By $85M Fundraising Pledge

Comcast executive vice president David Cohen says national companies will seek the promotional opportunity of the convention and give, but he says the city’s real advantage is supportive local leaders.

02/13/2015

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