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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


Some Stores Incorrectly Charging New Beverage Tax

When it comes to collecting Philadelphia’s beverage tax, ShopRite admits mistakes were made at its chain. And they’re not alone.


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New Rules On Cigarette Sellers In Philadelphia

New rules on cigarette sales went into effect in Philadelphia this week in hopes of decreasing the city’s higher-than-average smoking rate.


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City Controller Finds Cigarette Tax Has Not Delivered As Expected

An economic report released by the city controller shows cigarette sales in Philadelphia have fallen by 23 percent.


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Philadelphia Pre-K Expansion Starts Today

This is a big day for some young children and their parents.



Retailers Blame Price Hikes On Beverage Tax… Even Before It Takes Effect

The estimated $90 Million a year the tax will bring in is earmarked for universal pre-K, the Rebuild initiative for parks, rec centers, libraries, etc. and expanding Community Schools.


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Councilwoman Proposes Bill Addressing Pedestrian Safety On Closed Sidewalks

The bill is a response to the checkerboard of closed sidewalks that make navigating Center City on foot challenging.


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Philadelphia’s Tin Angel To Close

Philadelphia’s legendary Tin Angel will close on February 4th, with the same performer who opened the club in November of 1992.


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Final Payout For Disgraced Former Head Of PPA… And It’s A Big One

Fenerty will collect a pay-out of more than $227,000.



New Report Highlights Philadelphia’s Diverse Workforce

The report shows an overwhelmingly male workforce at 62 percent


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All Systems Are Go For Philadelphia’s Pre-K Expansion

With Philadelphia’s soda tax receiving court approval this month, the city’s pre-kindergarten expansion is on track to begin next Wednesday.


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Bitter Surprise For NJ Women Who Gave Children Up For Adoption With Promise Of Privacy

New Jersey parents who gave their children up for adoption are being advised to act this week, if they want their identities to remain confidential.


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Insurers Lobbying To Slow ‘Obamacare’ Repeal To Protect Those Enrolled

Some 400,000 Pennsylvanians could lose coverage if the law is repealed, but insurers are lobbying to slow the repeal and make sure there’s a replacement.


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Kenney’s Political Committee Pays Fine To City’s Ethics Board

A committee spokesperson notes the committee itself reported the lapse to the Board.


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Kenney Revives Commission Focusing On Asian-American Affairs In Philadelphia

Crime and immigration were the first two issues to come up…




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