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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

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Longtime State Senator Won’t Seek Re-election

State Senator Shirley Kitchen announced Thursday that she’ll retire at the end of her term, after 20 years of serving her North Philadelphia district.


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Former Phila. Police Commissioner Joins Drexel Univ. As Distinguished Fellow

Earlier this week, the city of Wilmington hired Ramsey as a public safety consultant.


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Korean American Day Ceremony Held In Philadelphia

Today is Korean-American Day in Philadelphia.


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U.S. Supreme Court Hears A Case With A Potential For Big Local Impact

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments Monday in a California case that could have major repercussions locally.


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Report Shows Number Of Center City Parking Spaces Has Dropped

At the same time, though, there appears to be less demand.


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Commonwealth Court Rules On A Second Chance For Former Prisoners

The Court ruled on the Older Adult Protective Services Act, which places a lifetime ban on employment in long-term care for anyone who’s committed certain crimes. Community Legal Services attorney Janet Ginzberg represented the plaintiffs says the court found that was overly broad.


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Phila. Water Department Proposes Rate Increase

The Philadelphia Water Department is requesting an 11 percent rate increase.


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Philadelphia Aims To Reduce Prison Population In Next Three Years

Philadelphia wants to reduce its prison population by 34 percent over a three-year period.


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Philadelphia Seeking Foundation Funding For Plan To Reduce Its Prison Population

The Philadelphia justice system is proposing an ambitious plan to reduce the city’s inmate population by a third in the course of three years. The city is seeking a grant to fund the plan.


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Philadelphia Inaugurates Jim Kenney As 99th Mayor

The city inaugurated South Philadelphia native Jim Kenney as its 99th mayor on Monday.


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Jim Kenney To Be Sworn In As Philadelphia’s 99th Mayor

Governor Wolf and Senator Bob Casey will attend, along with all living former mayors. When it’s over, the newly-sworn officials will WALK to City Hall, where Kenney plans to kick off his term by signing a series of executive orders.


Michael Nutter inside the mayor's office at City Hall.(credit: Pat Loeb)

A Look Back At Mayor Nutter’s Tenure

In a final interview with KYW Newsradio, the mayor recalled some of the highlights of his two terms.


Ramsey Announces Retirement

Ramsey Wraps Up 8-Year Run As Philly’s Police Commissioner

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey has cleaned out his office and officially retires on Monday, leaving behind an improved department under the leadership of his chosen successor.


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New Security Measures For Two Street On New Year’s Day

New security measures will be in effect this year.




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