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

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TGI Fridays Sued Over Absent Drink Prices

Some New Jersey customers are not thanking anyone for Fridays. They’ve sued the restaurant chain, claiming it tricked them into buying over-priced drinks.

3 hours ago

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Volunteers In Philadelphia Region Give Thanks By Giving Back

Most people think food when they think Thanksgiving. Some think shopping. But many think volunteering.

11/27/2014

PennDOT's Lou Toaso says crews are ready for whatever mother nature might bring on Thanksgiving Eve. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

PennDOT Says Crews Ready For Snow On Biggest Travel Day Of The Year

Les Toaso, PennDOT’s district executive for Southeastern Pennsylvania, says the department put three-quarters of its trucks on the road to make sure they stay ice free through this travel period.

11/26/2014

School District of Philadelphia. (credit: Steve Patterson)

Speculation Of New Philadelphia Charter Schools Has Operators Recruiting Families

Now that the Philadelphia School District has accepted applications for new charter schools, charter operators are revving up the pressure to get new schools approved. Some are already recruiting families for schools that may never exist.

11/24/2014

Philadelphia Skyline (Credit:  Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Group Proposes Plan To Build Indoor Bike Track For FDR Park In South Philadelphia

The group is called Project 250, for the 250 meter hardwood track that would go inside the proposed velodrome. Detailed plans to be presented to the Parks and Recreation Commission, next month, call for a swooping, oval, structure to be built on four acres at the east side of the park, along Broad Street.

11/20/2014

(A press event at the Police Administratio n Building to promote the donation of unneeded cell phones for domestic abuse victims.  Deputy police commissioner Christine Coulter is at lectern.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Phila. Police Reminder: Donate Old Cell Phones for Domestic Abuse Victims

Philadelphia police say they get about 100,000 calls each year related to domestic abuse — more than 300 a day.

11/20/2014

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SEPTA’s Automated Fare System Scheduled To Enter Final Testing Phase Next Month

Kiosks for the new Septa Key cards have gone up in several subway and el stations, along with new turnstiles, equipped with red-framed touchless pads; pad-equipped fare boxes have been installed on dozens of buses.

11/19/2014

(The former headquarters of the Philadelphia Inquirer, at Broad and Callowhill Streets.  File photo by William Thomas Cain/ Getty Images)

Rivals For Philadelphia’s Second Casino License Lick Wounds, Regroup

“Maybe another newspaper? I don’t know. We’ll deal with that next week,” said Bart Blatstein, who had hoped to put a casino in the former Inquirer building on North Broad Street.

11/18/2014

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Phila. School Officials Begin Sifting 40 Applications For New Charter Schools

The avalanche of applications came when the school district ended a seven-year moratorium on new charters, as a condition of receiving funding from a new, $2-a-pack Philadelphia cigarette surtax.

11/18/2014

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Future Of Rail Service In Northeast Corridor Subject Of Public Meeting In Philadelphia

Federal railroad officials will be in Philadelphia this week to outline proposals for the future of service on the Northeast Corridor.

11/17/2014

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New Survey Finds Philadelphia Region Is A Good Place To Buy Your First Home

The Philadelphia region seems to have escaped a disturbing national trend in home sales.

11/16/2014

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Round 2 of Enrollment In Affordable Care Act Gets Underway

The next big push to get every American signed up for health insurance began Saturday.

11/15/2014

(John McBlain speaks as fellow Delaware County Council members David White, left, Mario Civera, partially hidden, and Tom McGarrigle, right, listen.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Delaware County Officials Ask That Second Philadelphia Casino License Not Be Awarded

“Anyone with common sense sees that the gaming industry has changed wholly over this last year,” said councilman John McBlain.

11/14/2014

File Photo (Mayor MIchael Nutter lends a hand with the fourth annual "Operation Holiday Help."  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

With Your Help, Mayor Nutter Wants To Reward Outstanding City Employees

Mayor Nutter would like you to city employees for the Dilworth Award. But hurry — nominations close today.

11/14/2014

(The US government's web site with official information about the new health care law is at healthcare.gov.)

A Simpler Process is Promised As Obamacare Enrollment Is Set to Reopen

Health care advocates are gearing up for the new insurance enrollment period in the Affordable Care Act.

11/13/2014

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