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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

(Shaina Mitchell of Bebashi at the women's breast cancer awareness event.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Group Holds Breast Cancer Screening Event

“This is Bebashi’s fifth annual Breast Fest,” said Shaina Mitchell, the Philadelphia-based black empowerment organization’s breast cancer prevention specialist.

08/13/2014

(Groundbreaking for the new Oakdale housing project, in Strawberry Mansion.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

New Apartments Coming To Strawberry Mansion, Kicking Off PHA Building Boom

The Philadelphia Housing Authority has broken ground for its first project in more than two years.

08/12/2014

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Fate Of Philadelphia’s School Year Hangs In Balance

This is the do-or-die week for Philadelphia public schools. By Friday, the superintendent has to decide whether to lay-off hundreds of teachers, which could delay the start of the school year.

08/11/2014

(credit: CBS 3)

Environmentalists Fume After Christie Vetoes Waste Dumping Bill

The bill passed both houses of the state legislature with super-majorities, so Doug O’Malley of Environment New Jersey says clean water advocates are hopeful about an override.

08/10/2014

(Credit: CHARLES DHARAPAK/AFP/Getty Images, AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

Willingboro Council Considers Rec Center Name Change

The Center opened as John F. Kennedy High School in 1966 but now is used mostly as a recreation center. Since it’s undergoing renovations, some council members thought it would be a good time to rename the building in honor of the current president.

08/10/2014

(The DACA web site of the US Department of Homeland Security.  Graphic by Ed Fischer)

Many Grown Child Immigrants Still Not Taking Advantage of Revised US Policy

“It’s amazing how a plastic card can really change a lot,” says immigration rights worker Maria Sotomayor, recalling her own victory in obtaining a driver’s license.

08/07/2014

The Kennedy half dollar. (Credit: Community College of Philadelphia)

US Mint Issues Gold Edition Of Kennedy Half Dollar

For the 50th anniversary of the JFK half dollar, the U.S. Mint is selling a special Gold edition of the coin.

08/04/2014

Philadelphia Police are investigating a hit and run at 8th & Allegheny that left a female victim in critical condition. (Credit: CBS 3)

Man Shot, Killed In Bella Vista

Police say an unknown gunman fired several shots. They say the motive is not known.

08/02/2014

(The Nikol H, at anchor in the Delaware River.  Photo by Steven M. Richman, used with permission)

Freighter Anchored in Delaware River Is Virtual Prison Ship For Crew of 20

The ship needs repairs in order to resume its voyage, and its owner is too broke to pay. The crew is confined to the ship, and there’s no sign that they’ll be able to leave anytime soon.

08/01/2014

(Brittney Chokpelle, formerly homeless, leads the ribbon-cutting for a new facility for homeless mothers.  Photo by Dustin Wingate)

New Help in Roxborough for Homeless Teenage Moms

The two-year, $5-million renovation doubles the agency’s capacity to house teenage mothers, while providing support services such as job training and parenting classes.

07/31/2014

(credit: Steve Patterson/CBS3)

Donations Will Pay For Funerals Of Children Who Died In SW Philadelphia Fire

Four children who died in a Southwest Philadelphia fire on July 5th will be buried next month in a Delaware County cemetery.

07/31/2014

(The main entrance to the Gallery, at Ninth and Market Streets.  File photo by KYW's Ian Bush)

Shopping Mall Developers Planning Major Redo For Philadelphia’s Gallery

The owners have attracted a partner to help renovate the aging downtown mall.

07/30/2014

Neil Rickett goes door-to-door to promote health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Advocates Go Door-To-Door For Affordable Care Act

The next open enrollment period in the Affordable Care Act is not until November, but campaigning is already underway.

07/28/2014

(Credit: Thinkstock)

Some Customers Cash In On Health Care Reform

If you have an individual health plan with Aetna, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. The company will be mailing rebate checks to customers in Pennsylvania. It’s part of the Affordable Care Act.

07/27/2014

Royce Smith is at the podium, Eddy Rodriguez is to his left (2nd from R)
(credit: Pat Loeb)

Lawsuit Blames City’s Emergency Response For Tragic Death

A North Philadelphia family filed a lawsuit against the city charging that inept paramedics caused the death of a 24-year-old pregnant woman and brain damage to her son.

07/27/2014

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