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

(Image from US House of Representatives TV)

Lawmakers Grill Amtrak and Federal Officials About Philadelphia Derailment Safety Issues

As so often happens with these hearings, there has been less revelation about the accident than about where committee members stand on various issues.

06/02/2015

(credit:  Phran Novelli)

Roses Bloom In Germantown; You Decide Where

WYCK House on Germantown Avenue features an extremely rare example of an early American rose garden, with more than 50 varieties of old-fashioned roses in their original setting inside a boxwood hedge.

05/31/2015

(Credit: New Jersey State Police)

New Jersey State Trooper Killed After Patrol Car Hits Deer

State police say the troopers were patrolling the road, driving east, just before one a.m., when the accident occurred.

05/30/2015

Students listen as assistant DA Curtis Douglas interviews Philadelphia police officer Tracy Morris as part of a mock grand jury, a special lesson in the Advancing Civics Education (ACE) program. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Students Experience Grand Jury Process In Unusual Civics Lesson

It gave students a chance to imagine what it would be like to play a part in some very real current events.

05/29/2015

Philadelphia Fire Chief Leroy Ruffin (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Spike In Suicides Among Philadelphia Firefighters Calls Attention To Pressures Of Job

The Philadelphia fire department has been rocked in the last six months by a sudden spike in the number of employees who have taken their own life.

05/29/2015

(Pa. state senator Vincent Hughes speaks with reporters in the state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo by Tony Romeo)

State Senator From Philadelphia Proposes ‘Marshall Plan’ For Local Housing

State Senator Vincent Hughes is starting with a tour today of some parts of Philadelphia in desperate need of rebuilding.

05/21/2015

(Philadelphia City Council at-large nominee Helen Gym, in yellow blouse, chats with others at the fundraiser luncheon on behalf of Broad Street Ministry.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Broad St. Post-Election Luncheon Gets A New, More Charitable Venue

Primary winners from both major parties spent part of their “day after” helping raise money for the Broad Street Ministry.

05/20/2015

The Sidwell Team: Shea Christian, Hannah Coffin, Grace Mills, coxswain Emma Kelly-Bell and Hana Jeadah.

Rowers From Across The Country Take Over Schuylkill River For Stotesbury Regatta Finals

The girls lightweight four from Sidwell Friends in Washington has been working all year with one goal.

05/16/2015

(Defense attorney Jack McMahon speaks with reporters outside the Criminal Justice Center in 2013.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Attorney Thinks All 6 Acquitted Phila. Cops Will Try To Get Jobs Back

Two of the former officers have said they’ll seek to return to the force, but the defense team’s lead attorney says he expects the four other former cops to join the action.

05/15/2015

(A TSA rep talks to a potential applicant at a PHL airport job fair held at Temple University.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

PHL Airport Holds a Job Fair at Temple University

Hundreds of job seekers descended on Temple University this morning for a one-day job fair conducted by Philadelphia International Airport.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

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MOVE: 30 Years Later, Part 2

The morning of May 13, 1985 began with a hail of gunfire on a street in West Philadelphia. Before the day was over, 11 people were dead and three blocks of houses were reduced to ash and rubble. It was the infamous MOVE confrontation.

05/12/2015

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MOVE: 30 Years Later, Part 1

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the disastrous confrontation between the Philadelphia police and members of the group that called itself “MOVE.”

05/11/2015

91-year-old Howard Carroll (credit: Pat Loeb)

Father Of Gospel Guitar Alive And Well, Living In Germantown

Howard Carroll of the Dixie Hummingbirds originated the distinctive style that other gospel groups imitated.

05/10/2015

(Members of Carpenters' Union Local 8 picket outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center over their exclusion from center work.  2014 file photo by Pat Loeb)

Convention Center Files Organized-Crime Lawsuit Against Carpenters’ Union

The Pennsylvania Convention Center, in center city, is taking a new tack in its battle with the carpenters’ union, which has been locked out of the facility since May 2014.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/08/2015

Winners and finalists.  (credit: Pat Loeb/KYW)

National Constitution Center Hosts Awards Ceremony For Student Essay And Playwriting Contest

The National Constitution Center gave out prizes Thursday to the winners of a new student essay contest it’s started.

05/07/2015

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