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

What Does Congress’ Failure To Fund CHIP Mean For Philly Region?

Over the weekend, Congress let funding expire for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP.


Officials Unveil 3-Year Plan To Make Philadelphia Streets Safer

The plan is called Vision Zero and Mayor Jim Kenney admits it sounds lofty but he says, that’s where the plan comes in.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/01/2017

You’re Fired? Wrinkle In PA’s Medical Marijuana Law Raises Concern About Drug Testing

Philadelphia City Council, last week, voted to hold hearings on a new wrinkle in the medical marijuana law. Their concern is whether patients can be fired for using it, even if it’s prescribed by a doctor.


ICE Agents Arrest 107 In Philly In National Immigration Sweep

Federal Immigration agents rounded up more than 100 people in the Philadelphia area in the last four days, as part of a national crackdown on illegal immigrants in sanctuary cities.


City Council To Consider ‘Squatters’ Bill

Some Philadelphia City Council members want to crack down on “squatters,” people who illegally move into a property they have no claim to.


Philly’s Soda Tax Continues To Lag Behind Expectations

Figures from August show revenue from Philadelphia’s beverage tax continues to lag behind expectations, but the Mayor says he’s satisfied with the results so far. 


Independence Blue Cross To Offer Plans On Local ACA Marketplace Despite Challenges In Washington

Independence Blue Cross issued a statement saying it seriously considered not offering plans this year but decided its commitment to consumers made it necessary.


Federal Court Dismisses Suit To Force Philadelphia To Purge Voter Rolls

The American Civil Rights Union claimed that federal law compels the city commission to remove the voter registration of anyone convicted of a felon.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/26/2017

City Officials Predict ‘Catastophic’ Impact If Latest ACA Repeal Bill Is Passed

Health officials, providers and elected leaders from Philadelphia urged residents to contact their U.S. senators about the latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act.



Notebook, Pencils, Guns? PA Legislature Halfway To Arming School Staff

If you don’t normally associate guns with back-to-school, CeaseFire PA says there’s a real possibility you may in the near future


City Council Declares Gun Violence As ‘Public Health Epidemic’

Councilman Curtis Jones co-sponsored the resolution, which carries no actual weight, but was welcomed by activists such as Dorothy Johnson-Speight of Mothers in Charge.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/22/2017

City Council Looks To Repeal Outdated, Unenforced Laws

Eight bills introduced in to Philadelphia City Council on Thursday would repeal laws that have become outdated and unenforced.


‘It Undermines Integrity Of Elections’: Glitch Allows Non-U.S. Citizens In Pa. To Vote

Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmidt says a glitch in the state’s “motor-voter” process has allowed non-U.S. citizens to register to vote, even though he thinks they did so accidentally.


Philadelphia Looks To Land Amazon’s Second Headquarters

Some professionals have suggested Amazon may be looking for $10 billion in incentives for the $5 billion project but senior deputy commerce director Duane Bumb says that is just speculation.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/19/2017

Thousands Expected For 17th Annual Recovery Walk In Philadelphia

The walk begins at 9 a.m. and goes to Independence Historic Park with post-walk festivities at the Great Plaza till 1:30 in the afternoon.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/19/2017

Finance Officials: Beverage Tax Has Not Harmed Workers

Philadelphia finance officials are offering evidence that the sweetened beverage tax has not harmed workers, contrary to claims by the beverage industry. 


City Offers Free Training On How To Administer Narcan

The city is hoping to halt an alarming rise in fatal overdoses.


TV Show Creator Accepts Award For Authentic Portrayal Of Philly

Creator, Adam Goldberg, returned to his roots, here, Friday, to accept an award for portraying the city so authentically.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/15/2017

Protesters Disrupt City Council Session

Protesters disrupted Philadelphia City Council’s first session back after summer recess on Thursday, causing about a half-hour delay before they were removed.


Philadelphia City Council Gets Back To Work After Summer Recess

Philadelphia City Council gets back to business Thursday after a summer recess.


Philly Mural Arts’ Latest Project Has Uncanny Timing

Philadelphia kicks off one of its most ambitious public art projects ever this week: “Monument Lab” invites suggestions for what kind of memorial best captures the city at this moment.


Philadelphia Keeping Veteran Homelessness At ‘Functional Zero’

It’s been nearly two years since Philadelphia declared that it had reduced veteran homelessness to “functional zero,” after housing some 1,300 veterans, leaving fewer than 20 veterans living on the street, and those by their own choice.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/12/2017

Philadelphia Foundation Launches ‘Dreamer Initiative’ Fund

Immigration advocates have launched a new fund at the Philadelphia Foundation to help soften the blow of the DACA repeal announced by federal officials last week.


Former School Reform Commission Member Takes Job Lobbying Old Colleagues

A former member of Philadelphia’s school reform commission will take over running a group that lobbies for charter schools.


Another Court Victory For City Commissioners

Philadelphia city commissioners will continue to run local elections, despite the efforts of government watch dog groups who went to court to try to replace them.


International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership gathering

Philadelphia Hosts 3rd Annual International Initiative For Mental Health Leadership Gathering

Philadelphia’s behavioral health policy was in the spotlight, Monday, as officials from eight foreign countries came to study what’s working.


Philly Mom Gets Children’s Book Published Soon After Learning To Read And Write

Philadelphia’s Office of Adult Education is sponsoring a series of events, this month, to celebrate the city’s literacy efforts. Among the highlights is the launch of a children’s book written by an adult literacy student.


City Defends Right To Stop Employers From Asking About Wage History

The city of Philadelphia has filed its response to a federal suit seeking to halt a law that would bar employers from asking about a job applicants’ wage history.


Center City Launches Shopping Campaign

Philadelphia’s Center City District is launching a campaign that it hopes will do for retail shopping what restaurant week has done for dining out.


Philadelphia's Christ Church organ pipes

Volunteers Help Move 34,000 Pound Organ Pipes Into Old City Church

A team of volunteers hand-carried hundreds of pieces of pipe organ into Philadelphia’s Christ Church, Monday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/04/2017



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