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

Pennsylvania Court Throws Out Congressional Boundaries

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled the state’s congressional districts are “clearly, plainly and palpably” unconstitutional and must be changed before the next election.


Water Department Reports Increase In Water Main Breaks

They’ve started, temporarily, taking service requests over social media.


Philadelphia Joins Lawsuit Blaming Opioid Manufacturers For Health Crisis

The suit charges the industry with deceptive marketing practices.


Temple University’s Plan To Move Marijuana Research Is Buzzkill For Philly Officials

Congressman Bob Brady says there’s a facility at 2nd and Erie that could serve the same purpose.


City Celebrates MLK Day With Traditional Liberty Bell Ceremony

 As the home of the Liberty Bell, Philadelphia has a special relationship with the MLK Day holiday, one that is celebrated every year on Independence Mall at noon.


L&I Breakthrough Helps Crack Down On Unsafe Warehouses

A technological breakthrough at Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) could help the city grapple with the potential of danger from hundreds of vacant warehouses.


Shake-Up At District Attorney’s Office Includes New First Assistant

It’s been a tumultuous two weeks as Philadelphia District Attorney for Larry Krasner. He’s fired 33 people and says he’s hired 45 new employees.


Program To Employ At-Risk Youth Moves Forward

Philadelphia officials, this week, awarded $6 million in contracts for a program to put at-risk youth to work.


Philadelphia Officials Criticize Trump’s Immigration Remarks

Immigration has long been a sore point between Philadelphia and Washington but the remarks attributed to President Trump have underscored the divide.


Congressman Brady Faces Primary Competition

Eleven-term congressman Bob Brady usually runs in the Democratic primary unopposed, but this year he is swamped with competition.


Shrinking Supply For Growing Demand: Philly Down To 3 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Philadelphia has lost one of its medical marijuana dispensaries and three others that were supposed to be operating by now have postponed their openings.


Philadelphia Still At Work Clearing Roads Following Winter Storm

Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams says most city streets are now passable.


Sen. Bob Casey Says CHIP Funding Is In Jeopardy

Congress did a short-term extension of funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, but still has not reauthorized the program.


larry krasner sworn in as da

New Era In Philadelphia With Inauguration Of New District Attorney, City Controller

The civil rights lawyer who was elected as Philadelphia’s top prosecutor on the promise of criminal justice reform has been sworn in as district attorney.


11-Year-Old Makes Mummers History As Youngest String Band Captain

For Colleen Kudrick, it was a bittersweet day, full of pride that her son is making history as the youngest captain ever, but sorrow at how it came about.


Commonwealth Judge Issues Findings In Pennsylvania Gerrymandering Case

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has scheduled arguments in the suit against the way the state’s congressional districts are drawn.


Philadelphians Line Up To Pay Taxes Early

Here’s something you don’t see every day: Philadelphians waiting in line to pay their taxes early.


Tax Targeting Elite Private Universities Will Cost 2 Philly Area Colleges Millions

The new federal tax bill charges a levy on college and university endowments.


Philadelphia Joins Lawsuit Suing US Defense Department

The suit hopes to force the department to do a better job of reporting the criminal history of service members seeking to buy guns.


Most Suburban Homeowners Won’t Have Option To Pre-Pay 2018 Real Estate Taxes

The new code limits the deduction for local taxes so paying before the end of the year would allow homeowners to deduct the full amount from their 2017 taxes.


Devastated By Hurricane Maria, Family Finds New Beginning In Philadelphia

Hurricane Maria may have a permanent impact on the Philadelphia-area as some 2,000 people sought refuge in the city and officials believe many will stay.


Philadelphia Center For Hurricane Victims Closes

The center helped almost 2,000 people recover since it opened October 11th.


How To Squeeze Out One Last Local Tax Deduction

City officials expect that the loss of full deductions for state and local taxes in the new federal overhaul will hit Philadelphia homeowners hard.


Philly’s Pre-K Program Gets Good Report Card From City Controller

As it nears the end of its first year, Philadelphia’s pre-K program gets good marks from city controller Alan Butkovitz.


Governor Wolf Vetoes Bill To Add Abortion Restrictions

Gov. Tom Wolf signed the veto paperwork Monday in Philadelphia City Hall.


30 Years Later, Lawyer Looks Back On Pennhurst School Closing

Thirty years ago, a nightmare ended for many Pennsylvanians with developmental disabilities: Pennhurst State School and Hospital was closed, after a federal court ruling that disabled people have a right to services in the community.


Philadelphia City Council Gets Long-Awaited Plan To Rebuild City Facilities

The Kenney administration, Thursday, gave city council its ambitious, $500 million “Rebuild” plan to rehab city facilities.


Bleak Statistics, Hopeful Discussion At Philadelphia Forum On Homeless Youth

The emphasis on these statistics were on fixing them, not being defeated by them.


Opinions Divided On How Best To Provide Affordable Housing In Philadelphia

Community activists packed Philadelphia city council chambers Monday for a hearing on a bill promoting affordable housing.


Philadelphia Woman Shares Her Struggles In National Campaign Against Homelessness

Hanes thinks giving her story a wider audience will encourage people to get involved with finding solutions to homelessness




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