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

Advocates Protest Suit In Philly Halting Step Toward Lowering Wage Gap

Renee explains how she is pretty sure her salary history is costing her a couple of thousand dollars a year.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11 hours ago

Repairs To Ben Franklin’s Grave In Old City Complete

The grave that holds Benjamin Franklin and his wife, Deborah, has occupied the cemetery for 225 years, but repairs took just over six weeks.

05/22/2017

It’s Spring Cleaning In Philadelphia, Including City Hall’s Billy Penn

Scaffolding is up around the top of Philadelphia City Hall, blocking its most famous feature.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/21/2017

Environmentalists Protest SEPTA’s Planned Facility In Nicetown

SEPTA says the plant is actually meant to improve the environment.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/21/2017

An Outsider Wins Fans In His First Year As Philadelphia Fire Commissioner

Adam Thiel knew he had his work cut out for him, one year ago.

05/19/2017

Opioid Epidemic Task Force Releases First Findings

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s “Opioid Epidemic Task Force” released its findings on Friday, which featured 18 recommendations.

05/19/2017

Silt Build-Up In Schuylkill At Worrying Levels

Some may not notice, but there is a growing problem under the water.

05/18/2017

City Councilman Withdraws Manayunk Apartment Bill

Philadelphia City Councilman Curtis Jones has halted a project to redevelop St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Manayunk.

05/18/2017

Krasner Looks To Ease Concerns Of Police, Prosecutors Who See Him As Enemy

Despite his decisive margin of victory, Krasner was beseiged almost immediately by accusations of being soft on crime, anti-police and anti-prosecutor.

05/17/2017

polling station

Progressive Wing Of Philly’s Democratic Party Asserts Itself In Big Way In Primary Election

Turn out in Tuesday’s primary election was low in Philadelphia. But, among Democrats, the results show that progressive voters came out in the highest numbers.

05/17/2017

Philadelphia Files Suit Against Wells Fargo For ‘Discriminatory Lending’

The city claims that the bank targets minority borrowers for high cost, high risk loans.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/15/2017

people voting

Pennsylvanians To Head To Polls For Primary Day

In Philadelphia, the major parties will choose candidates for District Attorney, City Controller and judgeships.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/15/2017

Philly Voters Get To Choose How City Awards Contracts

Voters in Philadelphia will be asked to decide on an arcane bit of city business when they go to the polls on Tuesday.

05/13/2017

Chestnut Hill Appeals Anti-Discrimination Ruling

Chestnut Hill College continues its effort to exempt itself from Pennsylvania’s anti-discrimination laws.

05/12/2017

New Law Makes Sidewalk Traveling Easier During Construction

Relief may be in sight for Philadelphia pedestrians.

05/11/2017

American Beverage Association Continues To Oppose Beverage Tax

The American Beverage Association reported spending about $1.7 million in the first quarter of this year to oppose Philadelphia’s beverage tax, including ads on TV and radio.

05/11/2017

Philadelphia School Reform Commission Fills Fifth Member

Philadelphia School Reform Commission has its full five members with the confirmation with former state welfare secretary Estelle Richman.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/10/2017

Signs Of Progress In Philly Teachers Contract Stalemate

There appears to be progress in the four-year-old contract stalemate between the Philadelphia school district and its teachers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/10/2017

Parking Authority Billboards That Have Some Residents Alarmed

Philadelphia Parking Authority will ask the zoning board, Wednesday afternoon.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/09/2017

Big Data Pays Off For Philadelphia City And School District

The Revenue Department testified at city budget hearings, that it found $4 million for the district with a newly-completed “data warehouse.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/09/2017

Controllers Primary Pits Three-Term Incumbent Against Political Novice

In the race for Philadelphia’s city controller, three-term incumbent Alan Butkovitz faces a challenge from a first-time candidate Rebecca Rhynhart.

05/08/2017

Concerns Over PECO Substation Lead To City Council Hearing

Philadelphia city council will hold public hearings on PECO’s plan to put an electric substation in the Wynnefield section of West Philadelphia, and the district councilman has concerns.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/06/2017

Philly Police Get Boost In Effort To Prevent Overdose Deaths

With the price of the life-saving drug Naloxone skyrocketing, a private foundation has stepped in to help Philadelphia police keep a ready supply for its officers, and the drug is in high demand already this year.

05/05/2017

New Bill Would Add Third Tourism Agency For Philadelphia

Philadelphia could get a third agency to promote tourism, under a city council bill introduced on Thursday.

05/04/2017

City Council Passes Bill To Fight Discrimination By Local Businesses

The Philadelphia Human Relations Commission would get a powerful new tool, under a bill passed by city council on Thursday.

05/04/2017

City Council Making Third Attempt At Stopping ‘Stop N Go’ Stores

Philadelphia City Council will take a third crack at regulating small corner stores that sell alcohol.

05/04/2017

City Council To Reassess Fees For Several City Services

Hold on to your wallet if you do business with the city of Philadelphia.

05/04/2017

Philly DA Candidates Continue Effort To Distinguish Themselves In Crowded Field

With Philadelphia’s primary election just two weeks away, there still is no clear front-runner in the race for Democratic District Attorney nominee.

05/01/2017

Launch Of Philly’s Annual Mexican Week Brings Some Tough Words For Trump

Mexico’s consul to Philadelphia launched “Mexican Week” in the city on Monday with a flag-raising at City Hall and some tough words for President Donald Trump’s border wall and description of Mexican immigrants.

05/01/2017

City Councilman Says Philly Animal Control Is Still ‘Underfunded’

Philadelphia’s Animal Control Team is greatly improved but still in need of upgrades, according to testimony before a City Council committee last week.

04/29/2017

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