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

Political Consultants Indicted In Connection To Pennsylvania Congressman’s 2012 Campaign

The indictment charges political strategists Ken Smukler and Donald Jones.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/24/2017

Philadelphia Schools Superintendent Gets Good Grades

Philadelphia’s schools superintendent got good grades on his annual evaluation by the School Reform Commission.


Philadelphia Court System Unveils Jury Room Mural

It’s one of the many improvements the court is trying to make to jury duty.


City Officials Apply For Grant To Create ‘Juvenile Justice Hub’

Philadelphia wants to change the way it deals with juvenile offenders and it’s applied for a competitive grant to get it started.


Does Philly’s Overhauled Child Welfare System Make The Grade?

The overhaul of Philadelphia’s child welfare system, several years ago, was fraught with problems, but a report due out Thursday says the system can work with some improvements.


Philadelphia Makes Its Bid To Host Amazon’s Second Headquarters

A decision is not expected until next year.


Democratic Party Official Ordered To File Campaign Finance Reports

A Philadelphia judge has fined a Democratic ward leader’s PAC $60,000 for ethics law violations in connection with the 2015 city council election. 


Liberty Medal Goes To Maverick Of U.S. Senate In Philadelphia

The ceremony rose to the challenge of capturing the enormous breadth of Senator McCain’s life.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/17/2017

Council Bill Aims To Help Low-Income Homeowners With Repairs

Philadelphia City Council will consider creating a loan fund for low-income homeowners who need money for repairs.


Confederate Flag On Philly Officer’s Car Prompts New Bill From City Council

A confederate flag on a Philadelphia police officer’s car has prompted two city council members to introduce a bill that would prohibit offensive symbols or objects on city property.


PA Officials Brace For Changes To Insurance Marketplace

Pennsylvania is joining 18 other states in suing to stop Donald Trump’s executive order that would end cost sharing for health insurance.


Justice Department Threatens Funding Over Philadelphia Immigration Policies

The Department is, again, threatening to revoke a federal grant.


It’s Crunch Time In Bid To Lure Amazon To Philadelphia

The city hopes to be one of the first to submit a bid to host Amazon’s second corporate headquarters.


Constitutional Expert: Unlikely Someone Is Building Case To Invoke 25th Amendment

Senator Bob Corker’s recent comments about the White House have revived questions about whether President Donald Trump could be removed from office through the 25th amendment.


Beloved Philadelphia Symbol Gets Long-Overdue Correction

The restoration of the sculpture now underway will correct a long-overlooked mistake: the accidental change of a key color, during an earlier restoration in 1988.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/10/2017

people voting

Tuesday Is The Deadline To Register To Vote In Pa.

Tuesday is the deadline to register to vote in Pennsylvania in the November election. Election officials have faced challenges in trying to promote registration.


City Councilman Seeks New Protections For Renters In Philadelphia

Vanessa Fields was living happily in a Wynnefield apartment house when the building was sold and she was given five months to move out.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/07/2017

City Council Passes Foreclosure Diversion Bill

Philadelphia City Council has passed a bill to help homeowners keep their houses, even if they’re behind on their real estate taxes.


Democratic Candidate For City Controller Receives Prestigious National Endorsement

Rebecca Rhynhart is the only state or local candidate in Pennsylvania to be endorsed by Emily’s List, a PAC devoted to electing women to public office.


Are Philadelphia’s Sidewalk Cafes Overstepping Their Bounds?

The city controller says many of Philadelphia’s sidewalk cafes are flouting the law, creating obstacles for pedestrians.


Philadelphia Non-Profit Launches Youth Sports Task Force

A Philadelphia non-profit has launched a task force to figure out how to bring after-school sports to every neighborhood in the city. They hope to design a system that would, literally, level the playing field. 


What Does Congress’ Failure To Fund CHIP Mean For Philly Region?

Over the weekend, Congress let funding expire for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP.


Officials Unveil 3-Year Plan To Make Philadelphia Streets Safer

The plan is called Vision Zero and Mayor Jim Kenney admits it sounds lofty but he says, that’s where the plan comes in.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/01/2017

You’re Fired? Wrinkle In PA’s Medical Marijuana Law Raises Concern About Drug Testing

Philadelphia City Council, last week, voted to hold hearings on a new wrinkle in the medical marijuana law. Their concern is whether patients can be fired for using it, even if it’s prescribed by a doctor.


ICE Agents Arrest 107 In Philly In National Immigration Sweep

Federal Immigration agents rounded up more than 100 people in the Philadelphia area in the last four days, as part of a national crackdown on illegal immigrants in sanctuary cities.


City Council To Consider ‘Squatters’ Bill

Some Philadelphia City Council members want to crack down on “squatters,” people who illegally move into a property they have no claim to.


Philly’s Soda Tax Continues To Lag Behind Expectations

Figures from August show revenue from Philadelphia’s beverage tax continues to lag behind expectations, but the Mayor says he’s satisfied with the results so far. 


Independence Blue Cross To Offer Plans On Local ACA Marketplace Despite Challenges In Washington

Independence Blue Cross issued a statement saying it seriously considered not offering plans this year but decided its commitment to consumers made it necessary.


Federal Court Dismisses Suit To Force Philadelphia To Purge Voter Rolls

The American Civil Rights Union claimed that federal law compels the city commission to remove the voter registration of anyone convicted of a felon.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/26/2017

City Officials Predict ‘Catastophic’ Impact If Latest ACA Repeal Bill Is Passed

Health officials, providers and elected leaders from Philadelphia urged residents to contact their U.S. senators about the latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act.




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