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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

(credit: Pat Loeb/KYW)

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf Visits Philadelphia To Address Pa. Budget

Governor-elect Tom Wolf says he wants to make Pennsylvanians aware that he is going to have to take drastic action to fix Pennsylvania’s budget.

12/17/2014

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Back to Death Row for Philadelphia Man Who Avoided 2012 Execution

Terrance Williams, convicted in 1986 of the robbery and bludgeoning murder of a man he later set on fire, would have been the first person executed in Philadelphia since Gary Heidinick, in 1999.

12/17/2014

(Pakistani journalists light candles for the victims of an attack by Taliban gunmen on a school in Peshawar, in Karachi, on December 16, 2014.  Photo by Asif Hassan/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Across US and The World, Condemnation For Militants’ Attack on Pakistan School

The Taliban appears to have targeted two of its chief enemies: education and the military. A Philadelphia expert says no countermeasure should be spared.

12/16/2014

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Police: Man Critical After Reversing Into Cop Car, Fleeing Police, Crashing Vehicle

Police are trying to determine his identity and they say charges will be filed when he regains consciousness.

12/13/2014

(Ashley Broaddus, wearing black and white in center, poses with some of her friends who modeled her line of hoodies that carry inspirational messages.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Teen Uses Her ‘Make-A-Wish’ Moment To Help Other Girls

Ashley Broaddus is using her “Make-A-Wish” wish to spread positive messages.

12/12/2014

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Deadline Fast Approaching For Health Insurance Coverage That Starts With New Year

There’s still time to sign up for health insurance that will begin January 1 — but not much.

12/12/2014

A sign on a PPA parking kiosk warns of the end of the Smartcard system. (Credit: John Ostapkovich)

End of the Line At Last For Phila. Parking Authority ‘Smart Cards’

The Philadelphia Parking Authority stopped selling the cards in May, and posted notices on every kiosk in the city about the final expiration date, December 31st.

12/11/2014

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Pennsylvania Hospitals Proud To Be Helping The Fight Against Medical Mishaps

Hospitals are getting safer, according to a new federal report, and Pennsylvania hospitals say they’re doing their part.

12/10/2014

1939:  Steel helmeted German troops marching into Prague during the invasion of Czechoslovakia. By-standers are giving them a Nazi salute.  (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)

New Book Reveals Nazi Plot To Blow Up U.S. Targets With Help From Local Minister

This is the culmination of 12 years of detective work by a New Jersey clergyman.

12/07/2014

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Phoenixville Firebird Burned By Vandals Hours Before Festival Begins

Phoenixville’s annual Firebird Festival suffered a huge setback after someone set fire to the festival’s centerpiece just hours before the event was to begin.

12/06/2014

(Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane, in 2013 file photo.  Credit: Bill Roswell)

Pa. Attorney General Declines to Stand Behind New Pa. Law Controlling Municipal Gun Control Laws

The cities of Philadelphia, Lancaster, and Pittsburgh, along with several state legislators have challenged in Commonwealth Court the law that allows the National Rifle Association to sue any municipality that passes gun control measures stricter than state law.

12/05/2014

Philadelphia Skyline. (credit: Justin Drabick)

New Census Bureau Interactive Map Shows How Young Adults Have Changed Over Generations

Millennials, so-named because they were born roughly in the last two decades before the millennium, have become an object of fascination since they surpassed baby boomers as the largest age group in the United States. So the census bureau focused on them when it developed its new tool.

12/04/2014

File Photos of Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf.  (Corbett photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images, Wolf File Photo by Tony Romeo/KYW)

Corbett Administration Acknowledges Wolf Will Inherit Big Budget Problem

The Corbett administration has acknowledged that it’s leaving behind a dire state budget situation for Governor-Elect Tom Wolf.

12/03/2014

Students help Nic Esposito of The Head and The Hand press bring the book vending machine into the Science Leadership Academy. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Science Leadership Academy Installs Book Vending Machine Featuring Student Authors

With fatty, salty junk food in disfavor, students at Science Leadership Academy are filling their vending machine with food… for thought.

12/03/2014

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New Medicare Rules Coming For Dialysis Patients In Pennsylvania And New Jersey

A crackdown on Medicare fraud will affect dialysis patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Both states are part of a pilot project to cut down on ambulance trips to treatment.

12/01/2014

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