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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Expert Offers Advice On How Media Should Respond To Trump’s Latest Attack

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump fired another volley in his war against journalists yesterday.


Philadelphia City Councilman David Oh (Credit: Pat Loeb)

City Official Leveling Playing Field For Philadelphia HS Athletes

David Oh is sponsoring an effort to help students leverage their sports prowess for bigger things.


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Philadelphia Wants To Crack Down On Tax Delinquents

The city is actively pursuing a tax lien sale.


85-year-old Sam Foster (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philly’s Oldest Shelter Resident Thwarted In Attempts To Reunite With Family In England

Sam Foster, 85, is still in shelter, trying to clear yet another hurdle.


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DNC Homeless Strategy Has Lasting Impact For Some In Phila.

The city spent $86,000 on 20 additional outreach workers and 100 additional shelter beds designated for “respite” during the convention.


Mayor Kenney speaking at the "Strengthening Families Summit" in Philadelphia. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Mayor Rallies Child Welfare Professionals, Parents At ‘Summit’

The event was billed as a “Strengthening Families Summit.”


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The Bills For The Soda Tax Are In; What Each Group Spent In Fighting And Advocating

The American Beverage Association outspent soda tax supporters by four-to-one, in the bruising battle to stop the tax from passing Philadelphia City Council, a battle it lost.


US Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump speaks at Trump Tower in New York on April 26,2016 after winning primaries in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware. (credit: KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)

PA Veterans Concerned With Trump’s Comments Towards Military

Two Pennsylvania veterans have joined General John Allen’s warning: that republican Donald Trump’s verbal attacks on members of the military, and their families, could presage conflict with the armed forces if Trump becomes commander-in-chief.


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Kenney On DNC Week: ‘We Did Real Good’

After four days of intense scrutiny, Philadelphia officials think the city showed off well.


Hillary Clinton speaking at Temple University. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Clinton Kicks Off Historic Campaign In Philadelphia

It began with a bus tour west from Temple University.


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A Special Day For Kids During DNC

Councilman Bobby Henon is sure that parents bringing children to the Convention will make a point to take them to the historic sites, but what would the children want to do?


CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 06:  People wave American flags as Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. President Barack Obama speaks on stage to accept the nomination for president during the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The DNC, which concludes today, nominated U.S. President Barack Obama as the Democratic presidential candidate.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Local Leaders Expected To Speak During DNC… Briefly

A speechwriter is honing their message down to a minute or two, each. Desmond wants to emphasize the good going forward.


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Weeds Beneath Water Cause Increased Challenges For Rowers At Philly Youth Regatta

When competitors in the ‘Philly Youth Regatta’ hit the water, they will be battling not only each other, but a forest of weeds underneath the water.


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Cleveland’s Convention Committee Gives Advice To Philadelphia Ahead Of DNC

David Gilbert is the head of the Cleveland group, following a smooth convention in Cleveland, Gilbert has some advice for Philadelphia and the DNC.


City hopes to clear sidewalks for DNC. Photo credit: KYW's Pat Loeb

City Aims To Clear Sidewalks During DNC For Safety And Convenience

Philadelphia city officials would like to clear Center City sidewalks of everything but people, for the Democratic National Convention.




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