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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

(Gov. Tom Corbett, in 2011 file photo by Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)

Response To Corbett’s Modified Medicaid Expansion Overhaul is Mixed

The plan approved yesterday by the federal government stripped out many of the Corbett administration’s proposals, creating what state senator Vincent Hughes (D-Phila.) says looks “90 percent” like a straight Medicaid expansion.

20 hours ago

Chaka Fattah File Photo (Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Fattah Aide Pleads Guilty To Attempted Fraud Cover Up In Philadelphia Mayor Campaign

A long-time aide to Congressman Chaka Fattah has pleaded guilty to attempting to conceal campaign finance fraud on behalf of an unnamed elected official.

08/27/2014

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Daily News Reporters Forced To Defend Pulitzer Prize Winning Series

The Philadelphia Daily News reporting team that won a Pulitzer Prize for a 2009 series on police corruption is in the uncomfortable position of challenging the credibility of one of their own sources.

08/24/2014

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Police: Two Women Wounded In Random Shooting

Philadelphia police say two women were wounded in a random shooting Friday night in the city’s Harrowgate section.

08/23/2014

(The newest graduates of Septa's summer internship program share a lunch at Septa headquarters in center city Philadelphia.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

18 More Students Complete Septa’s Summer Internship Program

It’s a program that benefits both the students and the transit agency.

08/22/2014

(Volunteers plant greenery at Dunbar Elementary School, near 12th Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue in North Philadelphia.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Volunteers Pitch In To Spruce Up a North Philadelphia Elementary School

This is the third year that “People Helping People” has helped the staff of Dunbar Elementary get ready to open, and the volunteer force has grown to about 200 people.

08/21/2014

(File photo: Protesters rally outside a shale gas conference taking place in the Pennsylvania Convention Center in September 2012.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Health Advocates Call For More Information About Marcellus Shale Fracking

Julie Becker, with Physicians for Social Responsibility, says fracking puts some dangerous chemicals into the environment, such as benzene.

08/20/2014

(Artist's rendering of planned apartment building at 2nd and Race Streets.  Image provided)

High-Density Old City Housing Project To Include Low-Income Units

A new apartment complex at 2nd and Race Streets will be the first development in Philadelphia to take advantage of new zoning code that provides incentives in exchange for features deemed to be in the public interest.

08/19/2014

(The Pennsylvania Convention Center, with Philadelphia City Hall in the background.  File photo by Randall E. Scott)

Philadelphia Convention Center Bookings On The Rise

A new labor agreement at Philadelphia’s Convention Center is less than four months old, but officials say it’s having an impact on bookings.

08/18/2014

Bill Hite talks to 3rd grader Lucas at kick off event. (credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Joins National Campaign Getting Kids To Read Before It’s Too Late

Philadelphia has joined a nationwide effort to get students reading on grade level by fourth grade.

08/17/2014

(Photo by Pat Loeb)

New Fringe Arts Exhibit Is Floating Homage To Sustainability

The floating artwork-cum-living-and-performance-space, with aqua garden, is called “Wetland.”

08/15/2014

Lydia Moore-Hill, Temple alumna, with $36,000 in loans. (credit: Pat Loeb/KYW)

Senator Casey Pushes Legislation To Lower Student-Loan Interest Rates

Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senator Bob Casey supports the Student Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, which would allow students to do what homeowners and businesses are doing — lower the interest rate on their debt.

08/14/2014

(Photo by Ed Fischer)

New Owner For Philadelphia’s Weekly ‘City Paper’

Philadelphia’s weekly “City Paper” has been sold to the company that provides the free commuter daily, “Metro.”

08/13/2014

(Shaina Mitchell of Bebashi at the women's breast cancer awareness event.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Group Holds Breast Cancer Screening Event

“This is Bebashi’s fifth annual Breast Fest,” said Shaina Mitchell, the Philadelphia-based black empowerment organization’s breast cancer prevention specialist.

08/13/2014

(Groundbreaking for the new Oakdale housing project, in Strawberry Mansion.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

New Apartments Coming To Strawberry Mansion, Kicking Off PHA Building Boom

The Philadelphia Housing Authority has broken ground for its first project in more than two years.

08/12/2014

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