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

Mayor Kenney Revises Property Tax Plan

The mayor revised his request when new property assessment figures came in.


City Hopes Workforce Training Program Is Recipe For Success

When the Phillies open at home on April 5, a new crop of chefs will be doing the catering at Citizens Bank Park.


City Council Committee Backs Expanded Protections For LOOP Program

Philadelphia’s LOOP program gives tax breaks to long-time homeowners in gentrifying neighborhoods.


City Council Committee Reveals Employment Risks For Medical Marijuana Users

Pennsylvania has made medical marijuana legal, but it can’t completely shield people who take it from consequences.


Nominating Panel Sends Mayor Second List Of Potential School Board Members

This group includes more parents and teachers.


City Officials Unveil New Tactic For Fighting Illegal Drugs

Philadelphia police are using a new tactic for certain low-level offenders: Police-Assisted Diversion is an approach to getting defendants with addiction problems off of drugs instead of into jail.


Philly Councilwoman Proposes Extended Bar Hours…For The Children

She’s pitching it as a way to fund the school district.


Philly Residents Could See Increase In Water Bill

The Philadelphia Water Department has asked for a phased-in rate increase, totaling 10.5 percent by September of 2020. 


City Launches Campaign To Encourage Carrying Naloxone To Reduce Opioid Deaths

The Philadelphia Health Department is launching its most exhaustive effort, yet, to try to reduce opioid deaths with the use of the overdose-reversing drug Naloxone.


Homeless Encampments: Philadelphia’s Latest Battle In War Against Opioids

Liz Hersh of the Office of Homeless Services called the encampments “a humanitarian crisis.”


Pat Toomey

Is Senator Toomey’s Ex-Im Block More Harm Than Good?

The U.S. created the Export-Import (EXIM bank) to compete with the 96 other countries that support exports with insurance and loan guarantees.


Philadelphia City Council Committee Explores Impact Of Unreliable Work Hours

Unreliable work hours harm families in a range of ways, from providing insufficient income to creating child care crises.


Reserved Curb Spaces For Electric Vehicles To Be Phased Out

Reserved curbside parking for electric vehicles in Philadelphia is dead.


New Bill Mandates Sexual Harassment Training For City Employees

Philadelphia voters will be asked to approve a charter change to require mandatory sexual harassment training for all city employees.


Mayor Kenney Asks For More Names For School Board

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney wants more choices as he picks a new school board.


School Funding Lawsuit Gets Commonwealth Court Hearing

Attorneys representing parents and underfunded districts claim the disparities in Pennsylvania are so great they violate students’ “equal protection” rights.


Republican Candidates For Pennsylvania Governor Face Off In Debate

The three Republican candidates for Pennsylvania governor squared off in a Chamber of Commerce-sponsored debate at the Constitution Center, Tuesday.


Pat Toomey, Chris Coons Propose New Bipartisan Gun Control Legislation

Sens. Pat Toomey and Chris Coons say their bill would strengthen the National Instant Criminal Background Check System or NICS.


Philadelphia Medical Marijuana Case Could Have Nationwide Impact

A federal judge in Philadelphia is considering whether to take a case that could have an enormous impact on the medical marijuana industry nationwide.


Governor Wolf Holds Conversation On Philadelphia Gun Violence

Frustrated community members and advocates demanded a plan for addressing the issue.


Kenney Proposes 6 Percent Property Tax Increase To Fund City Schools

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has asked City Council to raise property taxes by 6 percent, in order to fund public schools.


Universal Pre-K Takes Hit In Mayor’s Five Year Plan

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney made a heartfelt plea for raising real estate taxes to pay for schools on Thursday, but his budget proposal also scaled back another major educational initiative.


Kenney Expected To Push For Property Tax Hike In Proposed Budget

The entire increase would go to fund the School District of Philadelphia, which is projecting a $900 million deficit in the next five years.


Nominating Panel Sends Mayor List Of Potential School Board Members

A nominating panel has sent Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney the names of 27 potential school board members.


Business Leaders, City Officials Debate Ways To Reform Philadelphia’s Tax Structure

How to make Philadelphia more business-friendly: That was the topic of hearings in city council last week.


Broad Street Ministry Announces Partnership To Provide Medical Care To Homeless

The Broad Street Ministry provides many services to Philadelphia’s homeless population.


New City Council Bill Could Impede Bike Lane Barriers

The Philadelphia City Council will consider a bill that would make it harder to add protected bike lanes to city streets.


Philly’s Office Of The Controller Opens Phone Line For Reporting Sexual Harassment Internally

Philadelphia government employees who feel they’ve been sexually harassed are being asked to confide their experiences to the Office of the Controller.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/20/2018

Philadelphia Kicks Off Ambitious, Citywide Workforce Development Effort

The strategy is to work with employers to create career paths for people to get the skills needed for the jobs available.


Mayor’s Labor Liaison Resigns, Eyeing Congressional Race

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s labor liaison has resigned and is expected to join the crowded race to replace long-time Congressman Bob Brady.



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