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

City Council committee listens to arguments concerning a new digital billboard.
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City Council Committee Hears Arguments Over New Billboard

A city council committee, today, approved two bills that would rezone a plot of land in the northeast from parkland to industrial, in order to allow the installation of a digital billboard there.


Councilwomen standing behind the new package of lead bills.
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New Bills To Reduce Lead Poisoning Risk In Philadelphia

With lead contamination in Flint, Michigan water grabbing headlines, a group of city council members is planning to introduce a package of bills that would tighten lead rules in Philadelphia.


Photo of a child in a store where others are consuming alcohol.
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Bill Could Make Businesses Responsible For Customers’ Behavior

The bill would give the Department of Licenses and Inspections the power to order a business to cease operations if it was repeatedly cited for nuisance behavior.


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It Could Get More Expensive To Buy And Sell Homes In Philadelphia

The cost of buying or selling a house in Philadelphia would go up under a bill now before a City Council committee.


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City Council Committee Recommends Decriminalizing Disorderly Conduct Ahead Of DNC

A Philadelphia city council committee has recommended decriminalizing a number of so-called “nuisance behaviors.”


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Philadelphia School District Adding A New Holiday To Its Calendar

Muslim public school students and staff in Philadelphia will be able to take an excused day off, for the first time, this September to celebrate Eid. It’s the first step in making the holiday part of the school calendar.


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Old Inquirer Building Could Become New Philly Police Headquarters

Mayor Jim Kenney says he likes the location for the police department.


Ken Milano (l) and Andrew Fearon outside the Frankford Ave. garage slated for demolition and redevelopment

Tension Between Development And Preservation In Fishtown Project

No one is happier to see this than Kenneth Milano, a founder of the New Kensington Community Development Corporation.


Philadelphia skyline. (credit: Jan Carabeo)

Philadelphia Celebrates World Heritage City Status

Philadelphia celebrated its status as the only World Heritage City in the U.S. with a special ceremony last week.


Evan's family is far right. Photo credit: KYW's Pat Loeb

City Honors Local Foster Families Opening Their Homes And Hearts To Children

With six-thousand children in out-of-home placement, including– at times– its own waiting room, Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services really appreciates foster parents.


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City Council Explores Parking Authority Low Funding To Public Schools, Despite Making Higher Profits

Parking Authority officials explained its declining contribution to the school district results from a complicated combination of state law, increasing pension costs, and events such as the Pope’s visit and snowstorms.


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Soda Tax Debate Calls Attention To Health Issues In Local Stores

A city councilwoman wants to give small store owners an incentive to stock healthy drinks.


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Philadelphia Starts Spending On DNC

Philadelphia Police plan to buy an armored vehicle for security during the Democratic National Convention in July.


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Debate Over Proposed Soda Tax Heats Up As Decision Deadline Nears

Philadelphia City Council held a hearing Wednesday on a beverage container tax that’s seen as an alternative to Mayor Jim Kenney’s proposed soda tax.


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Phila. Board Of Ethics Fines Former City Commissioners’ Employee 

The action is a milestone for the board.




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