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

Arch Street United Methodist Church. (credit: CBS)

Philadelphia Church To Host Training Sessions, Special Event For DNC Protestors

Some local clergy members say they won’t be leading protests during the Democratic National Convention — but they want to support them with training and networking.

15 hours ago

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Lawmakers Gather For ‘National Day Of Action’ Following Historic Sit-In

They spoke at City Hall as part of a “National Day of Action” on gun control.

23 hours ago

Efforts to preserve steps around the fountain slowed demolition but the LOVE park renovation remains on schedule. (Photo credit: KYW's Pat Loeb)

LOVE Park Renovations Temporarily Halted Due To Infrastructure Issues

Parks Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell says the project is still on schedule and reopening is still set for next spring, but there were some unexpected delays.

06/28/2016

Charing Ball is in the green dress next to the podium waiting to read. Photo credit: KYW's Pat Loeb

Group Of Rape Survivors And Advocates Call Attention To Violence Against Women

A group of rape survivors and advocates came together in City Hall on Tuesday to call attention to violence against women, with a public reading of a letter from a rape victim to the Stanford student convicted of the crime.

06/28/2016

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Protesters Planning To Demonstrate DNC Lawyer Up

Defense lawyers appeared at a rally with protesters today, promising to protect their rights.

06/28/2016

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Thousands Of Philadelphia Homeowners Could Get Higher Tax Bill

Some 23,000 Philadelphia homeowners will see an increase in their 2017 tax bill, because of a citywide reassessment of land values. That’s the finding of the Pew Philadelphia Research Initiative.

06/27/2016

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Philly Summer Meals Program Helps Students During Break

With Philadelphia public schools out for summer, several local agencies are working to fill the food gap for children who rely on school breakfast and lunch.

06/26/2016

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A Downgraded License Is Among The Challenges New Commissioner Of Human Services Will Face

The number of children in care rose by 50 percent, overloading CUA caseworkers leading to high turnover and more strain on the system.

06/24/2016

Mayor Kenney signing the decriminalization bill. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Mayor Kenney Signs Bill Decriminalizing Many Lower Level Offenses

The bill will likely keep many Democratic National Convention protestors out of jail.

06/23/2016

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown. Photo credit: KYW's Pat Loeb

Newly Established Commission For Women Meets For First Time

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown championed the Commission to address pay inequity, domestic violence and a general lack of representation on boards and leadership posts.

06/22/2016

The makeover is underway in South Philadelphia for the DNC in July. Photo credit: KYW's Pat Loeb

DNCC Moves Into Wells Fargo Center: “It is really almost showtime.”

The next 30 days will be a whirlwind of construction, inside and out, as huge media tents are assembled in the parking lot, the concourse gets temporary walls to create cloak rooms and caucus rooms, the suites are taken down to studs, so networks can configure their own space and backstage.

06/22/2016

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City Avoids Militaristic Style For DNC Security

Mayor Jim Kenney says the city has decided not to buy an armored vehicle for security during the Democratic National Convention.

06/21/2016

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Mayor Kenney Responds To Chaka Fattah Conviction

Mayor Kenney stopped short of saying Congressman Fattah should resign but did express concern about Fattah’s ability to represent his district.

06/21/2016

(File photo of the Pennsylvania capitol dome in Harrisburg.  Credit: KYW Newsradio)

State Supreme Court Decision Reinforces Philadelphia’s Local Gun Laws

The decision is a victory for Philadelphia and other local governments.

06/21/2016

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With Soda Tax Signed Into Law, Philly Takes Next Step For Expanding Pre-K

With the soda tax signed into law, Philadelphia is looking for high quality pre-K providers that can start taking students as soon as the tax takes effect.

06/20/2016

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