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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

Coalition Asks Chamber To End Its Legal Challenge To Wage Equity Law

The request came from a coalition of groups representing women and workers, but the Chamber declined to respond.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/27/2017

Child Health Care Providers, Parents Give Their Own Score To Senate’s Proposed Health Care Bill

 With the Senate health care bill on the fast track, local child health care providers and their patients’ parents talked about the impact it would have on them.


New Philly Restrictions On Where Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Can Go May Be Too Late

Licenses and Inspections, which issues the permits, says some spots are grandfathered in under the old rules, and the permits can’t be revoked because of the new law.


A New Look For Philadelphia City Hall Courtyard

Philadelphia City Hall Courtyard has long been little more than a pedestrian thoroughfare — but city officials hope some new amenities will change that.


Disorder At State Senate Soda Tax Hearing

The Pennsylvania Senate’s Local Government Committee came to Philadelphia on Friday for a hearing on the city’s sweetened beverage tax.


City Council Approves ‘Rebuild’ Bill, Among Others

Philadelphia city council has given final approval to the half-a-billion dollar public facility renovation known as “Rebuild.”


Mayor Jim Kenney

City Argues It Complies With Federal Immigration Law In Response To Homeland Security

That’s the assertion in a letter the city is sending to the Justice Department in response to an April demand by Homeland Security. 


Mayor Kenney Makes Good On Pledge To Honor Paris Climate Agreement, Despite U.S. Withdrawal

Mayor Jim Kenney on Wednesday announced two ways the city is countering the federal stance on the issue.


New City Program Pays Employers To Hire Ex-Offenders

Mayor Jim Kenney put half-a-million dollars in the city budget for the pilot. Now he wants employers to get on board.


City To Unveil New Plan To Help Low-Income Families Pay Water Bill

The program is called TAP, or Tiered Assistance Program. It offers participating customers a fixed-amount monthly bill, based on their income.


Chamber Of Commerce Files Amended Lawsuit Against Wage Equity Law

After losing a round in federal court, it’s come back with new ammunition.


Program Helps Minority Youth In Philly Pursue Classical Music Careers

Student musicians from under-represented communities in Philadelphia will get special help to prepare them for a career in classical music.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/18/2017

City Council Announces New Regulatory Reform Committee

Philadelphia City Council held a news conference on Friday to announce the members to a newly-created Committee on Regulatory Reform.


City Council Passes New Budget

Philadelphia City Council passed a $4.4 billion budget for next year. It contains no new taxes, but funds some new programs.


Kenney’s Plan To Renovate City Facilities Set For Preliminary Vote In City Council

Philadelphia City Council will meet before its regular session on Thursday to take action on bills that would clear the way for a massive facility renovation project known as “Rebuild.”


Appeals Court Upholds Philadelphia’s Tax On Sweetened Drinks

The city of Philadelphia has won a significant victory in Commonwealth Court. Judges have upheld the Common Pleas Court ruling that the sweetened beverage tax is legal.


Philly Beverage Tax Revenue Draws Warning, Kenney Administration Remains Confident

Philadelphia’s city controller is concerned about a shortfall in collections so far on the controversial sweetened beverage tax.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/13/2017

L&I Completes Crackdown On Abandoned Philadelphia Warehouses

Philadelphia building inspectors have completed a crack down on old warehouses that have been converted to other uses, often illegally.


Non-Profits Say Tax Assessments Are Hindering Affordable Housing

Housing non-profits say Philadelphia’s tax assessment agency is undermining their efforts to provide desperately needed affordable housing in the city.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/11/2017

New Alliance Is Helping Philadelphians Cross The Tech Divide

Philadelphia’s new Digital Literacy Alliance awarded its first grants, last week, and eight projects received a total of nearly $200,000.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/10/2017

Philly Gospel Group Honored With Historical Marker

A long overdue honor was bestowed this week on the world-renown gospel group, the Dixie Hummingbirds.


Funding Secure For Proposed ‘Penn’s Landing Park’

A cap over I-95, linking Penn’s Landing to Old City, is closer to becoming a reality.


Philadelphia City Council Debate On Tech Tax Reveals Partisan Divide

Philadelphia City Council had the closest vote of this session on Thursday, on a largely-symbolic resolution opposing a state tax that’s under consideration.


State Restores Full License To Philadelphia Child Welfare System

Philadelphia has vastly improved its child welfare system in the last year.


New Bill Classifies Vandalism Of Graves As Hate Crime

A Philadelphia City Council committee has approved a bill that would specify that vandalism to grave markers is subject to hate crime laws.


Judge Rules Taxi Industry Lawsuit Against PPA May Proceed

The suit accuses the Parking Authority of damaging the taxi industry by failing to control ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft.


Tax Foreclosures Far Exceeding Mortgage Foreclosures In Philadelphia

Philadelphia weathered the mortgage foreclosure crisis, but advocates say a new crisis is looming — this one caused by the city itself.


Gun Violence Awareness Day Observance Held Outside City Hall

Friday is national gun violence awareness day and, in Philadelphia, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson led an observance outside City Hall.


Wistar Institute Begins Bio-Medical Apprenticeship Program

The Wistar Institute, in West Philadelphia, has registered a first-of-its-kind, non-traditional apprenticeship program in bio-medical research.


Councilman David Oh recovering in the hospital

City Council President Urges Action Following Oh Stabbing

The attack on Councilman Oh has prompted a call for action from Council President Darrell Clarke.




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