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

(Pa. state senator Vincent Hughes speaks with reporters in the state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo by Tony Romeo)

State Senator From Philadelphia Proposes ‘Marshall Plan’ For Local Housing

State Senator Vincent Hughes is starting with a tour today of some parts of Philadelphia in desperate need of rebuilding.

05/21/2015

(Philadelphia City Council at-large nominee Helen Gym, in yellow blouse, chats with others at the fundraiser luncheon on behalf of Broad Street Ministry.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Broad St. Post-Election Luncheon Gets A New, More Charitable Venue

Primary winners from both major parties spent part of their “day after” helping raise money for the Broad Street Ministry.

05/20/2015

The Sidwell Team: Shea Christian, Hannah Coffin, Grace Mills, coxswain Emma Kelly-Bell and Hana Jeadah.

Rowers From Across The Country Take Over Schuylkill River For Stotesbury Regatta Finals

The girls lightweight four from Sidwell Friends in Washington has been working all year with one goal.

05/16/2015

(Defense attorney Jack McMahon speaks with reporters outside the Criminal Justice Center in 2013.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Attorney Thinks All 6 Acquitted Phila. Cops Will Try To Get Jobs Back

Two of the former officers have said they’ll seek to return to the force, but the defense team’s lead attorney says he expects the four other former cops to join the action.

05/15/2015

(A TSA rep talks to a potential applicant at a PHL airport job fair held at Temple University.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

PHL Airport Holds a Job Fair at Temple University

Hundreds of job seekers descended on Temple University this morning for a one-day job fair conducted by Philadelphia International Airport.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

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MOVE: 30 Years Later, Part 2

The morning of May 13, 1985 began with a hail of gunfire on a street in West Philadelphia. Before the day was over, 11 people were dead and three blocks of houses were reduced to ash and rubble. It was the infamous MOVE confrontation.

05/12/2015

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MOVE: 30 Years Later, Part 1

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the disastrous confrontation between the Philadelphia police and members of the group that called itself “MOVE.”

05/11/2015

91-year-old Howard Carroll (credit: Pat Loeb)

Father Of Gospel Guitar Alive And Well, Living In Germantown

Howard Carroll of the Dixie Hummingbirds originated the distinctive style that other gospel groups imitated.

05/10/2015

(Members of Carpenters' Union Local 8 picket outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center over their exclusion from center work.  2014 file photo by Pat Loeb)

Convention Center Files Organized-Crime Lawsuit Against Carpenters’ Union

The Pennsylvania Convention Center, in center city, is taking a new tack in its battle with the carpenters’ union, which has been locked out of the facility since May 2014.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/08/2015

Winners and finalists.  (credit: Pat Loeb/KYW)

National Constitution Center Hosts Awards Ceremony For Student Essay And Playwriting Contest

The National Constitution Center gave out prizes Thursday to the winners of a new student essay contest it’s started.

05/07/2015

(File photo by KYW's Hadas Kuznits)

3 Taxi Medallions Sold by Phila. Parking Authority, At Bargain-Basement Prices

Finally, success for the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s taxi medallion auction. But the price was far from what the PPA originally hoped for.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/06/2015

Camden, NJ City Hall, where the office of the Camden Redevelopment Agency is located. (File photo by John Ostapkovich)

City Officials Proceed With Plans To Make Luxury Condos Out Of Camden Building Rated In Dangerous Condition

The building at Front and Cooper Street is owned by the Camden Redevelopment Agency. In September, the city’s code enforcement division told the agency the building was dangerous and should be demolished, but the only apparent response was the placing of a fence around the ten-story hulk.

05/06/2015

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Broad Street Run Had Lots of Medical Care Ready to Respond — Some Obvious, Some Not

It was no accident that help was nearby whenever runners suffered health problems at last Sunday’s Broad Street Run.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/05/2015

After receiving a fresh supply of ammunition and water flown in by helicopter, men of the US 173rd Airborne Brigade continue on a jungle 'Search and Destroy' patrol in Phuc Tuy Province, Vietnam, June 1966. An armored personnel carrier provides security on the landing zone in the background. (Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

On The 50th Anniversary Of U.S. Ground Troops Landing In Vietnam, A Philadelphia Veteran Remembers

The Army seemed like a good place for Robert Toporek. In 1965, he was an 18-year-old high school drop-out who’d never even heard of Vietnam.

05/05/2015

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St. Joe’s Suspends Softball Team After Investigation Into Hazing Allegations

The University cut the season short on Friday, announcing that a Community Standards Review process that begun a month ago concluded there had been violations.

05/02/2015

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