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

Philadelphia House Of Correction.
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Mayor Kenney Tours House Of Correction

Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney went to prison Monday. It was a fact-finding tour at the House of Correction, which some city officials want to replace. The mayor, however, is still not convinced.

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City Officials: Towing Companies ‘Going Rogue,’ Illegally Removing Cars

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s office is reported to be investigating private towing companies for allegedly removing cars illegally from city streets.


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City Councilman Calls For Uber Regulation

Philadelphia city councilman David Oh has introduced a bill that would give the Streets Department the power to regulate ride-sharing services such as Uber X and Lyft.


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Planned DNC Protests Have Unusual Unifying Feature

Protests are an accepted fact of political conventions but there’s an unusual feature to the permits being requested for the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia this summer.


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City Councilwoman Suggests Soda Tax Alternative ‘Bottle Tax’

One city council member believes she’s found an alternative that may be more palatable.

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Philadelphia Spending More Than Budgeted For Overtime

A new report from PICA says the city has already spent more than what it budgeted for the whole fiscal year.


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Philadelphia’s Child Welfare Agency Loses Its State Certification

State welfare officials has revoked the Philadelphia Department of Human Services’ certificate of compliance and, instead, issued a provisional license to provide services to children.


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Philadelphia School District Warns Of Upcoming Deficits

Philadelphia School District officials are not asking for any additional city money this year, but they did warn city council in budget hearings on Tuesday that without some action, they’ll be facing deficits again soon.


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Philly Fire Department Cracking Down On Non-Emergency 911 Calls

Officials kicked off National Emergency Services week on Tuesday by also kicking off a campaign to end ambulance calls for non-emergencies.


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New Approach To Center City Homelessness Ahead Of DNC, Summer Tourist Season

Philadelphia plans to launch a new approach to fighting homelessness today, with a focus on what city officials are calling “hotspots,” in Center City.


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Comcast Launches Discount Internet Program For Seniors

Low-income senior citizens in Philadelphia can now get discounted internet service, thanks to some hard bargaining by city council.


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Franklin Institute Charged In Disability Discrimination Case

The disabilities community is celebrating a court victory that could have a wide-ranging impact, by improving access to movies, sports, arenas, and museums.


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Philadelphia Councilwoman Pushes For More Public School Water Fountains

Councilwoman Helen Gym says there are too many broken water fountains in schools, and this week, she proposed legislation to fix the problem.


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Philadelphia Police Officer To Receive Posthumous Medal Of Valor

A Philadelphia police officer who died last year while protecting civilians during an armed robbery will receive the nation’s highest award for valor from President Obama.


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‘You Are So Philly:’ City Council Honors National Champion Wildcats

The honors keep coming for Villanova’s men’s basketball team.



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