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.
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Concert production company “Live Nation” says it will transform the abandoned Ajax Metal Company building into what executive Don Gastion calls its “best venue in the country.”
Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train reversed the route he took to his inauguration.
KYW’s Pat Loeb reports the final part of the three-cycle show has just opened.
On a block of North Philadelphia dominated by abandoned houses and litter-strewn lots, the Peace Park was a true oasis.
Today is the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s death, at the hands of John Wilkes Booth, who had a Philadelphia connection.
Abraham Lincoln was fatally shot 150 years ago today, in Washington D.C. but smaller dramas connected to that great tragedy unfolded in Philadelphia – including Ulysses S. Grant’s escape from death that night.
Some of the most important artifacts of the tragedy in April, 1865 are housed right in Center City Philadelphia.
Pennsylvania’s County Commissioners are warning of chaos, if the state legislature doesn’t increase the phone surcharge fees it collects to run the 9-1-1 emergency system.
Judge William Carpenter wants to investigate whether Kathleen Kane’s firing this week of her aide, James Barker, violated the judge’s order protecting witnesses from retaliation.
Those documents contain some dramatic moments but few apparent answers.
Taking A Local Labor Dispute National, Philadelphia Carpenters Ask Democrats To Snub The Convention Center
Letters have been sent to Democratic Committee chairmen in all 50 states asking them not to use Philadelphia’s convention center when the city hosts the 2016 nomination convention.
Dozens of Philadelphia arts organizations gathered at City Hall Tuesday to protest a funding reduction proposed in Mayor Michael Nutter’s budget.
According to investigators, the burgundy Ford Econoline — a late ’90s or early 2000s model — has white paint graffiti on its right side.
Friends and family will gather this morning for the funeral of Darby Borough Police Officer Mark Hudson, who was shot to death inside his home, last week.
Imam Mohammed Abdul-Aleem says, “I invite you to read the Quran for yourself. If someone is saying the Quran teaches hate, we want them to show us that in the Quran.”