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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

(An artist's rendering of the new entrance to what is now the Gallery shopping mall, at 9th and Market Streets.  Image provided by PREIT)

Gallery Renovation Will Force Commuters Outdoors

If you walk through the Gallery to get to your transit stop, you’re going to have to find a new route.


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Police Close In On Hit-And-Run Suspect That Killed Two Year Old Boy

Police had the car they believe struck the mother and son at Mascher and Lehigh Streets, within days of the April 13th accident, and a pretty good idea of who was driving.


Derek Green with supporters. (credit: Mike Dunn/KYW Newsradio)

Phila. City Council Candidate To Pay Fine For Raising Money Before Resigning

Philadelphia City Council candidate Derek Green engaged in political activity while still a city employee.


Center City Building Collapse File Photo (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Overtime Costs Rising As Phila. Beefs Up Construction Inspections

Philadelphia’s City Controller has criticized L&I for high overtime costs. City officials say that’s what it takes to keep building sites safe.


Taxi cabs lined up outside 30th Street Station. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

PPA Approves More Wheelchair-Accessbile Taxis

fter many delays and false starts, the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s effort is gaining ground.


Caption:VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - DECEMBER 25: Pope Francis delivers his Christmas Day message from the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica on December 25, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. The 'Urbi et Orbi' blessing (to the city and to the world) is recognised as a Christmas tradition by Catholics with the Pope Francis focusing this year on the peace in the world. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Papal Visit Playbook Available Today

World Meeting of Families Executive Director Donna Farrell says the “playbook” has been in the works for many weeks and she hopes it will answer any questions residents may have.


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Impact of Budget Impasse Spreads; Non-Profits, Taxpayers Could Foot the Bill

They’re finding the situation more dire than state legislators, who have continued to get paid through the stand-off, but even the legislature may run out of money for paychecks if a resolution is not reached soon.


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Officials Unveil Papal Visit Playbook, More Details On Papal Visit

Mayor Michael Nutter held a press conference on Thursday to provide an update on the upcoming World Meeting of Families and papal visit.


Chaka Fattah speaking

Congressman Fattah Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Corruption/Racketeering Charges

Prosecutors allege Fattah participated in actions including bribery, bank fraud, and money laundering. Fattah maintains he did nothing wrong.


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New Jersey Transit Selling Papal Rail Passes

Passengers planning to ride New Jersey Transit trains to see Pope Francis in Philadelphia need to get tickets in advance.


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SEPTA Gives Disappointed Papal Visit Lottery Riders Another Chance At First Choice Stations

The upshot is there are more tickets available at stations SEPTA originally thought would be full. This allows riders who only got their second or third choice stations, the opportunity to buy or trade in a pass for their first choice station.


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Mayor Nutter Addresses How Businesses Will Cope With The Pope’s Visit

Mayor Nutter said the City Commerce Department has developed an online “business resource center” just for the Pope’s visit that will be on the city website beginning Monday.


Onlookers shade their eyes for the topping off ceremony at Sugarhouse Casino in Fishtown. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Topping Off Ceremony Marks Expansion For SugarHouse Casino

SugarHouse fought a second casino license for Philadelphia, arguing the market was saturated, but it’s adding hundreds of new slots and dozens of new table games.


Darlene Pope outside of her house, where Darrell Clarke announced the expansion of Philadelphia's EnergyFIT program. (credit: Pat Loeb)

Expansion Promised For Philadelphia’s EnergyFIT Program

City Council President Darrell Clarke, on Wednesday, promised to expand a program that helps low-income Philadelphia residents stay in their homes by making repairs and improving energy efficiency.


(Leaving a Philadelphia City Hall courtroom in early March, Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane speaks with reporters.  File photo by Pat Loeb)

Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s Driver Pleads Not Guilty

A former police chief, who serves as Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s driver, has pleaded not guilty to charges he helped her leak grand jury material.