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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Research Shows Philadelphians Less Prepared For Retirement Than Most Americans

New research prepared for a city council committee shows they’re also more likely to struggle in their senior years. The committee is exploring how to improve retirement savings.


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Orlando Massacre Becomes Hot Issue In PA Senate Race

The Orlando massacre has created an opening for the Democratic challenger in Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race on the issue of gun control.


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Philly’s Summer Reading Program Offers Kids A Chance To Call The Mayor

Mayor Jim Kenney has offered his ears to kids in the library’s summer reading program via a recorded phone line, where young readers can leave their synopses, reviews and critiques.


MIAMI -MARCH 22:  Bottles and cans of Pepsi soda are seen on display in a store on March 22, 2010 in Miami, Florida.  PepsiCo announced plans to cut sugar, fat, and sodium in its products to address health and nutrition concerns. The maker of soft drinks including Pepsi-Cola, Gatorade also makes Frito-Lay brand snacks.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

How An Industry Leader Made An Extraordinary Offer To Delay Soda Tax Vote

He said the Beverage Association would pay for the entire first year of universal pre-kindergarten, if council would delay the vote so the city could look for other ways to fund the initiative.


Sharon Easterling (7th from right in the front row) in 1995, fighting at City Hall for fair wages for pre-school teachers. Also, councilwoman Jannie Blackwell (3rd from right in the front row). (Photo provided by Sharon Easterling)

On Cusp Of Universal Pre-K In Philadelphia, One Early Education Leader Sails Into Retirement

Sharon Easterling is packing up her things at the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children, where she’s spent 22 years trying to improve the quality of pre-school and increasing public investment.


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New City Hall Statue Honors One Of Philadelphia’s Earliest Civil Rights Leaders

Octavius Catto won a courageous fight to desegregate Philadelphia’s trolley system and helped win ratification of the 15th amendment, extending the right to vote to black men.


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Soda Tax Debate Continues After Important Vote

While Philadelphia is poised to become the first major city with a soda tax, the battle is not quite over yet.


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Philadelphia Soda Tax Could Be Decided Wednesday

City council, as the Committee of the Whole, is set to vote on proposals to fund universal pre-K and other programs and a soda tax is still, very much, in the mix.


City Council committee listens to arguments concerning a new digital billboard.
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City Council Committee Hears Arguments Over New Billboard

A city council committee, today, approved two bills that would rezone a plot of land in the northeast from parkland to industrial, in order to allow the installation of a digital billboard there.


Councilwomen standing behind the new package of lead bills.
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New Bills To Reduce Lead Poisoning Risk In Philadelphia

With lead contamination in Flint, Michigan water grabbing headlines, a group of city council members is planning to introduce a package of bills that would tighten lead rules in Philadelphia.


Photo of a child in a store where others are consuming alcohol.
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Bill Could Make Businesses Responsible For Customers’ Behavior

The bill would give the Department of Licenses and Inspections the power to order a business to cease operations if it was repeatedly cited for nuisance behavior.


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It Could Get More Expensive To Buy And Sell Homes In Philadelphia

The cost of buying or selling a house in Philadelphia would go up under a bill now before a City Council committee.


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City Council Committee Recommends Decriminalizing Disorderly Conduct Ahead Of DNC

A Philadelphia city council committee has recommended decriminalizing a number of so-called “nuisance behaviors.”


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Philadelphia School District Adding A New Holiday To Its Calendar

Muslim public school students and staff in Philadelphia will be able to take an excused day off, for the first time, this September to celebrate Eid. It’s the first step in making the holiday part of the school calendar.


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Old Inquirer Building Could Become New Philly Police Headquarters

Mayor Jim Kenney says he likes the location for the police department.




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