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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

(One of Septa's new "Nova" buses.  Photo provided by Septa)

After Yearlong Delay, Septa Begins Road-Testing Its New Buses

Septa officials say drivers are taking the new bus for test runs, to make sure all the bugs are worked out. Earlier glitches included the wrong seats and mismatched paint.

07/03/2014

(Ellie Donahue, a passenger aboard the United Airlines flight, tries out an exercise bike on display at PHL while waiting for her trip to resume.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Vermont-Bound Flight Diverted To Philly After Cabin Loses Pressure

It was a scary ride for passengers on a United Express flight headed from Washington, D.C. to Burlington, Vermont, on Wednesday morning.

07/02/2014

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Scooter, Motorcycle Parking Rules in Philadelphia Getting Overhauled

Scooters and motorcycles can once again park on the sidewalk in residential Philadelphia neighborhoods, at least for the next four months, now that the Philadelphia Parking Authority has issued new “pilot” regulations.

07/02/2014

(Philadelphia civil rights luminaries meet with Mayor Nutter in front of a new exhibit at Philadelphia International Airport.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

New Airport Exhibit Honors Philadelphia Civil Rights Leaders Past and Present

Philadelphia marked the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by unveiling a new exhibit today at Philadelphia International Airport.

07/02/2014

(Cory Booker, in file photo by Brad Barket/ Getty Images)

Obamacare Birth Control Coverage Advocates Looking Past US Supreme Court Case

“I do believe we have the ability to do something about this,” Booker says of Congress.

07/01/2014

(Dr. Donald Schwarz, Philadelphia's health commissioner.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Two Respected Commissioners Departing Nutter Administration

Dr. Donald Schwarz (photo) served as health commissioner and Anne Marie Ambrose was the commissioner of human services.

06/27/2014

(Members of Carpenters' Union Local 8 picket outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center over their exclusion from center work.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Union Carpenters Still Picketing Outside Pa. Convention Center

The carpenters call it a lockout. Convention Center management says the union missed a contract deadline.

06/27/2014

Archaeologists dig at the Cramp shipyard site. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Archaeologists Unearth Native American Artifacts At I-95 Improvement Site

The I-95 improvement project could bring more than just a better commute. It could provide new insight into ancient Native American culture.

06/27/2014

(Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie of the Denver Broncos lays on the field after a play on January 19, 2014.  Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Getty Images)

NFL Agrees To Lift Cap on Concussion Litigation Settlements

More than four-thousand former players are seeking compensation, claiming the NFL knew and hid the danger of repeated concussions.

06/25/2014

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Young Philadelphians Revisit the 1964 ‘Freedom Summer’ in Mississippi

Nearly 40 students from Youth United for Change will attend the “Freedom 50″ conference, honoring the civil rights workers who signed up African-American voters in 1964, including the three who were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan.

06/24/2014

Delaware River. (credit: Chelsea Karnash)

PA Cracks The Top Ten List Of Toxic Chemicals In Waterways

Pennsylvania has the nation’s seventh-highest volume of toxic chemicals being released into its waterways, according to a new report. New Jersey ranks 14th. Now, a coalition of environmental groups is urging greater protection for local waterways.

06/22/2014

The Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. (Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Environmental Groups Urge Greater Protection For Local Waterways

Figures show the Schuylkill River is the 17th most polluted local watershed in America. The Delaware River ranks even higher.

06/21/2014

(A pedestrian waits to cross Vine Street at Broad, as cars traverse the intersection.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

In Philadelphia, Crossing Certain Streets Presents Extra Danger for Unwary

The intersection of Broad and Vine Streets, for example: four lanes westbound and five lanes eastbound, including two that serve as the onramp to an interstate highway.

06/20/2014

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2 Phila. Men Freed After Serving 15 Years For Murder Won’t Be Retried

The DA says the passage of time has made a new case too difficult to prosecute, so the charges against Eugene Gilyard and Lance Felder are being dropped.

06/18/2014

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Piles of Dirt Under I-95 at Girard Ave. Pose No Risk, PennDOT Assures

After Delaware highway officials discovered a giant dirt pile caused a bridge on Interstate 495 to tilt, Penndot says the situation under I-95 is much different.

06/18/2014

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