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
There will be no collection Friday or Monday. Residents are being asked to hold on to their trash for another week.
Towns that border the city are spending hundreds of thousands on their own security.
The city planning for the visit included alternate arrangements for the methadone clinics that are closed.
The Parking Authority was prepared to tow 1,500 vehicles from inside the secure perimeter, but so far they’ve been pleasantly surprised.
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.
The Actual Value Initiative — or AVI — now two years old, replaced a cumbersome system that most agreed was unfair and out of date.
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.
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’s Board of Ethics is fining the head of the City Commissioners for violations of campaign finance law.
An official says an exterminator has confirmed a bed bug infestation in the city’s 311 call center in City Hall. 59562843
Renwick says the rate of insurance coverage climbed, thanks in part to the Medicaid expansion in New Jersey and Delaware.
Mayor Nutter says the department has made and continues to make reforms, since a Center City building collapse killed six people.
Philadelphians should have no fear about public safety outside of Center City during the Pope’s visit.
“It seemed appropriate that people who have already paid for an annual permit would have some accommodation to make this easier for them.”
Military aircrafts will be performing exercises over the Philadelphia area between midnight and 2 a.m. Tuesday.