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

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Philadelphia City Council Takes Step To Combat Puppy Mills

Philadelphia is one step closer to banning the sale of pets from so-called “puppy mills.” A city council committee has approved a bill requiring that pet stores get cats and dogs from shelters or rescue organizations.


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3 Months Into Kenney Administration, Still No Commissioners In 3 Key Departments

Jim Kenney has been mayor of Philadelphia for three months, but he has yet to choose a Fire Commissioner.


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New Approach Aims To Lower Drug Overdose Deaths In Pennsylvania

During a visit to the Wedge Recovery Center in South Philadelphia, Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas gave a glimpse of the toll opiates, such as painkillers and heroin, take.


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Millions In Tax Credits Waiting To Be Claimed By Low And Moderate-Income Families In Philadelphia

Far more Philadelphians qualify for the credits than ever take advantage of them.


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Number Of Philadelphia Police Officers At Lowest Level In Years

This is not because the department can’t afford more officers, but because it can’t find them.


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City Council Tries To Make Amends For Ugly Chapter In City History

The apology will be presented to Robinson’s widow Rachel.


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Philadelphia City Council Begins Budget Hearings

Philadelphia City Council began hearings Tuesday on the city budget, including a proposed tax on sugary beverages to pay for ambitious new programs.


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Mayor Kenney Kicks Off “Philly Celebrates Jazz”

April is Jazz Appreciation Month in Philadelphia. On Monday, city officials kicked off the celebration inside City Hall.


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City Council Explores Philadelphia’s Youth Gun Violence Epidemic

The police commissioner testified about one of the leading causes of youth violence.


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Mayor Kenney Strikes Back At Opponents Of Soda Tax

A barrage of advertisements has targeted Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s proposal to raise money for universal pre-K by taxing soda and other sugary beverages. But Kenney is not backing down.


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Philadelphia In Crosshairs Of Anti-Immigration Bills

Representative Martina White of Northeast Philadelphia joined fellow Republicans in introducing anti-immigration legislation.


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Philadelphia Parking Kiosks Temporarily Aren’t Accepting Credit Cards

It’s cash, or the Parking Authority’s smart phone app — Meter Up — and that’s it, according to a release from the Parking Authority.


Philadelphia's Democratic National Convention host committee has announces summer jobs for youth. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

100 Summer Jobs Created For Philadelphia Youth

Philadelphia’s Democratic National Convention host committee has announced the creation of 100 summer jobs for youth.


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Philadelphia Won’t Be Cleveland, But DNC Security Will Be Comparable

Cleveland is gearing up for possible turmoil when it hosts the RNC this summer. Philadelphia’s job of hosting the Democrats seems easy by comparison, but the same security precautions are being taken in the city.


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Philadelphia Nonprofit Gets New Center City Office Space

They say “clothes make the man,” and the non-profit Menzfit provides the clothes. The organization celebrated the opening of a new Center City Philadelphia office on Wednesday.




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