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.
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With One Year To Go Until The Democratic National Convention, Tips From The 2000 Republican Convention
Philadelphia is anxiously awaiting the Pope’s visit in two months but save some of your energy: The Democratic National Convention is just one year away and the woman who organized the last nominating convention the city hosted says it will take another huge, city-wide hospitality effort.
To paraphrase the 2003 movie “Barbershop,” Duerward Beale believes something as simple as a haircut can change the way a man feels about the electoral process.
A Philadelphia team is the new International Youth Poetry Slam Champion. Philly Youth Poetry Movement won the finals of the Brave New Voices competition in Atlanta, last week.
Two major blocks of downtown Camden, New Jersey will be closed to traffic all week, beginning today, for the demolition of a vacant, eight-story building, once hailed as a sign of revitalization.
Parking Authority Deputy Director Richard Dickson found himself in hot water, this week, when a website reported that, while briefing his board on the papal visit, he said the “security perimeter” would extend from Girard Avenue to South Street and river to river.
All five losing primary candidates endorsed Kenney on Thursday.
The president of the World Meeting of Families spoke to the Bucks County Chamber of Commerce Wednesday with just two months left until the huge event he’s in charge of.
Six people died in June 2013 when a brick wall being demolished fell onto the roof of a Salvation Army thrift store.
Sentencing is scheduled in federal court, today, for former Philadelphia Ironworkers Union president Joseph Dougherty, convicted in January of racketeering, extortion and damaging property using fire.
A group of Temple University journalism students got to participate, as part of a foreign reporting project.
The camp is sponsored by the Bernard Harris Foundation. Harris overcame a rough start to become a NASA astronaut, the first African-American to walk in space, and he wanted to help others do the same.
Eid is the feast of breaking the fast at the end of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting. It can be compared to the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur or the Christian holiday of Easter, in that it’s a celebration after a period of sacrifice and introspection.
The study is the latest in a flurry of studies that show a link between gas drilling and health problems.
Philadelphia and Camden are among the 27 cities selected for a new White House initiative to expand internet access in low income households.
This year’s edition, at Philadelphia’s Convention Center, featured more than 70 employers, including some that attendees might not have expected.