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

(The School Reform Commission.  File photo by KYW's Mike DeNardo)

School Reform Commission Faces Charter School Vote Amid Intense Pressure From Both Sides

The SRC must consider new charters under provisions that Republican state lawmakers tacked on to a bill allowing the city to collect an extra two dollars a pack on cigarettes, to help close a large budget deficit last year.

02/18/2015

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Sign Up Surge Expected On Final Day To Get Subsidized Health Insurance This Year

This is the final day of open enrollment for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act for this year. Federal health officials expect a busy day on the insurance marketplace website.

02/15/2015

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Romance Behind The Scenery At Pennsylvania Ballet

The ballet may be one of the most romantic settings in the world but for one Philadelphia couple, it’s just a day at the office.

02/14/2015

(The federal government's healthcare.gov web site contained prominent warnings as the signup deadline approached.)

Health Care Officials Warn Uninsured Americans To Get Signed Up By Midnight Sunday

The deadline is Sunday night, and health officials, advocates, and insurers are all urging the uninsured not to wait until Sunday to sign up.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

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Convention Team Undaunted By $85M Fundraising Pledge

Comcast executive vice president David Cohen says national companies will seek the promotional opportunity of the convention and give, but he says the city’s real advantage is supportive local leaders.

02/13/2015

Abandoned properties in the 600 block of West Cumberland Street (L) and the 3800 block of Cambridge Street (R) in Philadelphia. (credit: City Controller's office)

Philadelphia’s City Controller: Abandoned Property Poses Public Safety Threat

Philadelphia’s City Controller Alan Butkovitz is calling for the demolition of more than 100 vacant buildings that he says create a public safety hazard.

02/12/2015

(Philadanco's crowdfunding page on Indiegogo features a short video with dance company founder Joan Myers Brown.)

Arts Group ‘Philadanco’ Turns To Crowdfunding For Emergency Furnace Replacement

And their the dilemma shows how vulnerable even a successful arts organization can be.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

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One Week Left For Affordable Care Act To Meet Enrollment Goals

This is the final week of open enrollment in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act for this year –and insurers and advocates are making a big push to get the uninsured to sign up.

02/09/2015

Philadelphia Skyline (Credit:  Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

20 Who Offered Ideas For Making Philly A Better Place Are Finalists For Knight Foundation Funding

Twenty projects designed to engage Philadelphians in imaginative new ways are under consideration for funding by the Knight Foundation.

02/08/2015

Regina Moran  during White House tour. (credit: Regina Moran)

Philadelphia Woman, Who Says Health Care Reform Changed Her Life, Invited To White House

A Philadelphia woman’s letter to the President landed her an invitation to the White House last Tuesday and she told him that the Affordable Care Act had changed her life.

02/07/2015

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2 Eyeing Philadelphia Mayor’s Office Defend Not Filing Candidacy Paperwork for 2014

Nobody likes paperwork, but for two prospective candidates for mayor of Philadelphia, trying to get around it may have gotten them in trouble with the city’s Board of Elections.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/04/2015

Teamsters gather outside a convention center entrance on 11th Street near Race Street.(credit: Mark Abrams)

Another Victory For Pennsylvania Convention Center In Dispute With Two Unions

The Pennsylvania Convention Center has won another round against the Carpenters and Teamsters unions. The state Labor Relations Board declined to hear the unions’ complaint.

02/03/2015

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Dire Predictions About Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandate Appear Inaccurate

One month into the new year, it appears that a new provision of the Affordable Care Act, known as the employer mandate, is not creating the ripples that were predicted.

02/02/2015

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Free Device Helps Blind, Visually Impaired Handle Money

After decades of demands from the blind and visually impaired, the U.S. Treasury has come up with a way to make currency accessible.

02/01/2015

(Judge Marjorie Rendell, at the National Constitution Center, during a break in a schoolteachers' forum on the First Amendment.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Former Pennsylvania First Lady Midge Rendell Takes On New Role

Pennsylvania’s former First Lady, Judge Marjorie Rendell, is giving up her full-time seat on the federal Third Circuit Court of Appeals — but she’s hardly retiring.

01/31/2015

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