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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

A rig drills for natural gas at a hydraulic fracturing site owned by EQT Corp.
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New Study Finds Link Between Fracking And Poor Health In PA

The study is the latest in a flurry of studies that show a link between gas drilling and health problems.

07/16/2015

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New Program To Bring Broadband Service To Low Income Families In Philadelphia And Camden

Philadelphia and Camden are among the 27 cities selected for a new White House initiative to expand internet access in low income households.

07/15/2015

Diversity Career Fair held in conjunction with the NAACP Convention. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Diversity Career Fair Held Alongside NAACP Convention

This year’s edition, at Philadelphia’s Convention Center, featured more than 70 employers, including some that attendees might not have expected.

07/14/2015

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Medicare Has Revived Idea Of Paying Doctors For End Of Life Care Plans

A tea party uproar forced the payments out of the Affordable Care Act, but Medicare is proposing them again at the request of the American Medical Association.

07/12/2015

(Mayor Michael Nutter, at City Council press conference.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Nutter On Trump: ‘He Seems To Be A Person Who Needs A Significant Amount Of Attention’

Mayor Nutter had some choice words for republican presidential candidate and reality TV star Donald Trump this week.

07/11/2015

Board chair Roslyn Brock at podium. (credit: Pat Loeb/KYW)

NAACP Opens National Convention In Philadelphia This Weekend

The NAACP meets in Philadelphia over the next five days, at what the group’s President calls “an extraordinary moment.”

07/10/2015

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Mayor Nutter Upbeat on ‘World Heritage City’ Designation For Philadelphia

There are more than 230 World Heritage cities around the globe, but none so far in the US.

07/09/2015

(Rowan University virtual reality center director George Lecakes stands in front of a display of a seashore community during a demonstration.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Rowan U. Unveils Newly Expanded Virtual Reality Modeling Center

Rowan University is taking a major step toward establishing itself as a technology hub for South Jersey, taking problem-solving to a new level.

07/08/2015

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Local Woman Named White House ‘Champion Of Change’

At just 30-years-old, she’s already raised $1.5 million for research.

07/08/2015

Co-counsel Jeff Goodman listens as Robert Mongeluzzi speaks with reporters about the death of a pedestrian who was struck by a duck boat at 11th and Arch Streets.  Photo by Pat Loeb

Lawsuit Filed in Death of Pedestrian Run Over By Duck Boat in Chinatown

“Three deaths in less than five years have proven that the duck boats are dangerous on the water and dangerous on the land,” said attorney Robert Mongeluzzi.

07/07/2015

Derrick Wood is a chemistry teacher at Conestoga High School. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Conestoga High School Teacher Honored With Presidential Award

Derrick Wood is just 33 years-old, but he’s already won three major Chemistry teaching awards. The Presidential Award is his fourth honor but he says it feels completely different.

07/06/2015

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Autistic Adults Find Job Skills, And Life Skills, On A South Jersey Farm

A South Jersey farm has become a job training site for an unlikely group of growers: adults with autism and other intellectual disabilities.

07/05/2015

(Visitors pass by as work crews set up stage equipment for the Philly Pops' concert in front of Independence Hall.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Celebrates July 4th With Big Roster Of Activities

Philadelphia is, once again, going all out to make sure the birthplace of the nation has its best birthday celebration.

07/04/2015

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Pioneers Of The LGBT Rights Movement Reflect On Their History

Several of the founders of the movement recounted its roots and history at a panel discussion, convened as part of the 50th anniversary of the quest for LGBT rights.

07/03/2015

(Angela Bey.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Teen Wins Constitution Center’s Playwriting Contest

And the final work is now a full-scale, professional production, at the National Constitution Center through July.

07/02/2015

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