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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Phila. Residents Asked To Keep Their Trash For Another Week

There will be no collection Friday or Monday. Residents are being asked to hold on to their trash for another week.


VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - NOVEMBER 19:  Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he arrives in St. Peter's Square for his weekly audience  on November 19, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. During his speech Pontiff appealed for peace in the Middle East.  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Suburban Communities Spending Thousands On Security For Papal Visit

Towns that border the city are spending hundreds of thousands on their own security.


Director of the city's Addiction Services, Roland Lamb. (credit: Pat Loeb/KYW)

Arrangements Made For Methadone-Dependent Residents During Papal Visit

The city planning for the visit included alternate arrangements for the methadone clinics that are closed.


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Vehicle Towing Has Been Lighter Than Expected Ahead Of Papal Visit

The Parking Authority was prepared to tow 1,500 vehicles from inside the secure perimeter, but so far they’ve been pleasantly surprised.


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World Meeting Of Families To Pay City An Estimated $12 Million To Cover Costs

The World Meeting of Families has agreed to pay all the expenses the city incurs for hosting the papal visit, including extra staffing, overtime, materials and equipment.


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Nutter Administration’s Tax Reform Still Working Out Kinks 2 Years Later

The Actual Value Initiative — or AVI — now two years old, replaced a cumbersome system that most agreed was unfair and out of date.


Actor Richard Gere talks with KYW Newsradio reporter Pat Loeb  about his new film, 'Time Out of Mind.'  (credit: Joe Kaczmarek)

Philadelphia Nun, Richard Gere All Part Of Magic Of Papal Visit

The pope’s visit to Philadelphia has brought together some unusual alliances. For example; a Catholic nun who works with the homeless and a Hollywood heartthrob who practices Buddhism.


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Outer Lanes Of Ben Franklin Parkway Close In Preparation For Papal Visit

The Ben Franklin Parkway is now completely closed from the Art Museum to Eakins Oval. The inner lanes were shut down Thursday and the outer lanes were closed to traffic on Saturday morning.


Philadelphia Commissioner Chairman Anthony Clark, in 2012 file photo (credit: Steve Tawa)

Ethics Board Finds Philly’s Chief Elections Officer Violated Election Law

Philadelphia’s Board of Ethics is fining the head of the City Commissioners for violations of campaign finance law.


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Bed Bugs Found In 311 Call Center In City Hall

An official says an exterminator has confirmed a bed bug infestation in the city’s 311 call center in City Hall. 59562843


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New Census Bureau Figures Show Phila. Residents Incomes Higher, But Poverty Rate Still The Same

Renwick says the rate of insurance coverage climbed, thanks in part to the Medicaid expansion in New Jersey and Delaware.


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Controller, Mayor In “War of Words” Following Licenses And Inspections Criticism

Mayor Nutter says the department has made and continues to make reforms, since a Center City building collapse killed six people.


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Commissioner Ramsey Says All Officers Assigned To 12-Hour Shifts During Papal Visit

Philadelphians should have no fear about public safety outside of Center City during the Pope’s visit.


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Free Garage Spots For Center City Car Owners Who Have Resident Parking Permits During Papal Visit

“It seemed appropriate that people who have already paid for an annual permit would have some accommodation to make this easier for them.”


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Military Exercises In Philly Sky To Be Performed Ahead Of Pope’s Visit

Military aircrafts will be performing exercises over the Philadelphia area between midnight and 2 a.m. Tuesday.