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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Ethics Board Cites Teamsters For Lobbying Against Soda Tax

The Philadelphia Board of Ethics has cited the Teamsters, and their publicist, for unreported lobbying against the sweetened beverage tax.


City Council To Address Parking Issues

If you have issues with the parking situation in Philadelphia, rejoice.


Council Passes North Philadelphia Zoning Changes

Philadelphia City Council passed zoning changes for North Philadelphia on Thursday, over the objections of some local business owners.


No More Electric Vehicle Parking In Philadelphia

Mayor Kenney expressed concerns about the bill, but did not veto it.


Redevelopment Authority Selects Developer To Renovate MOVE Bombing Site

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority has selected a developer to renovate 36 homes in what was once known as “the MOVE neighborhood.”


Pa. Supreme Court Tosses Lawsuit Seeking Replacement Of City Commissioners

The state Supreme Court has denied a request to order the Philadelphia city commissioners to recuse themselves from next month’s primary election.


Commissioner Ross Tries To Sway U.S. Attorney General: ‘We Need This Money’

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Former Councilman Frank DiCicco Takes Charge Of Philadelphia’s Zoning Board

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Voter Registration For PA Primary Ends At Midnight

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President Trump is threatening to withhold the government subsidies that some seven-million Americans rely on to buy health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, but he’s facing opposition from an unexpected coalition of business and insurance groups.


Some Interesting Findings In Ongoing Philly Circuit Audit

Philadelphia city government has thousands of data circuits, so many that the Office of Information Technology is six months into an audit and still counting.


Report Meant To Shame Sanctuary Cities Ends Up Embarrassing Federal Immigration Authorities

Federal immigration authorities have stopped issuing weekly reports on sanctuary cities, after just three weeks, following complaints that the reports were riddled with errors.


Philadelphia ‘Unity Cup’ Soccer Tournament Gets New Venue

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Philadelphia Enjoys Banner Year In Tourism

Philadelphia hotels set a record in 2016, raking in more than $600-million with a 78 percent occupancy rate.


Independence Blue Cross, Penn Medicine Join Forces To Improve Health Care

Independence Blue Cross and Penn Medicine will work together trying to improve health care, while reducing costs.


Philadelphia Honors Prisoners Of War With Chair Unveiling

Mayor Jim Kenney, city council members and Congressman Bob Brady joined local veterans Monday for the ceremonial unveiling of a chair.


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The study is the first look at the airport’s economic impact in more than a decade.


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Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has ruled that Chestnut Hill College is subject to state anti-discrimination laws despite its Catholic affiliation.


Philadelphia Officials Dispute Weekly Immigration Report

For the second time, two Philadelphia cases are in a federal report on illegal immigrants charged with crimes but released from custody.


Philadelphia City Council Casts Vote On Electric Vehicle Parking

In a body that passes most bills unanimously, the 11 to six vote shows this one was controversial.


Philadelphia’s Chamber Of Commerce Sues To Halt City Pay Equity Law

The Chamber of Commerce is challenging the law as a First Amendment issue.


Commonwealth Court Hears Legal Challenge To Phila. Beverage Tax

The soda industry raised several objections to the tax’s legality.


Commonwealth Court To Hear Arguments Seeking To Make Philly Drink Tax Illegal

A Commonwealth Court panel will hear arguments, Wednesday, in a lawsuit seeking to have Philadelphia’s beverage tax declared illegal.


New Law Aimed At Cracking Down On Predatory Towing Prompts Lawsuit Against City

Property owners and towing companies are asking that a new law protecting car owners be overturned.


Debate Over Fare Increase Sheds Light On Plight Of Philly Taxi Drivers

Ride-share services are costing taxi companies income, but any attempt to make it up with higher fares could doom them.


Philadelphia Reassesses Taxes For Its Biggest Property Owners

Recent reforms in Philadelphia’s property tax assessment system have finally caught up with commercial properties, and tax bills going out this month will reflect the new assessments and most will be higher.


City Council Has Questions As PPA Adopts Budget With Rate Increases

The Philadelphia Parking Authority Board adopted a new budget, Friday, that assumes meter rates and ticket fines will go up this year, but any increases would have to clear city council first.


Electric Vehicle Legislation Sparks Tension At City Council

Electric car owners squared off against their neighbors in Philadelphia city council, today, over a bill that would end electric-car-only parking spaces in the city.


City Council Passes Increases In Fees For Local Businesses

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