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

Philadelphia To Host 4 Of Next 5 Army-Navy Football Games

Philadelphia will remain the primary host for the iconic Army-Navy football game, winning four of the games in the next five years.


New Yorker Chosen To Lead Philadelphia Police Advisory Commission

The Philadelphia Police Advisory Commission has selected a New Yorker to become its next executive director. It’s the first step in rebuilding the commission after a rocky start to the year.


Philly Pre-K Gains In Popularity

Two-thousand pre-K seats funded by Philadelphia’s sweetened beverage tax are nearly full.


Fight Over Medical Marijuana Dispensary In Mt. Airy Far From Over

Residents of East Mt. Airy came out in force last week to oppose a medical marijuana dispensary in their neighborhood.


Philadelphia Housing Authority Holds Conference On Changing Policies

The conference offers workshops on creative use of limited resources and self-sufficiency through education and small businesses.


Threatening Feedback To City Councilwoman Sparks Concern

Philadelphia police say they’re looking into social media threats made against councilwoman Helen Gym after her twitter proposal to remove a statue of former Mayor Frank Rizzo from a city office building.


22 Philly Public Schools To Receive New Full-Time Social Workers

The School Reform Commission on Thursday is expected to approve putting social workers directly in those schools.


Arbitrators Award New Philadelphia Police Contract

FOP president John McNesby calls it fair for both sides. 

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/15/2017

City Officials Turn To Behavioral Science To Improve Government Services

The entire city is potentially the petri dish for “GovlabPHL,” an effort to improve government by experimenting with different messages, processes, provisions.


Wharton School Analysis Finds Problems With Immigration Proposal

A new proposal on immigration would have the opposite effect of what’s intended, according to research by Penn’s Wharton School.


Clean-Up Continues For Notorious Kensington Drug Haven

Philadelphia officials say they’re making progress in the clean-up of a stretch of railroad tracks in Kensington that had become a notorious drug haven.


Gloria Campisi, Long-Time Daily News Reporter, Dead At 75

A long-time fixture in local journalism has passed away: Gloria Campisi had thousands of bylines over more than 40 years with the Philadelphia Daily News.


PA Lawmaker Seeks Historic Designation For Northeast Philly Church

A state lawmaker is seeking historic designation for a Northeast Philadelphia property that was slated to become a gas station.


Mayor Kenney Cancels Thursday Plans Following Surgery

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney cancelled his public schedule on Thursday after a hastily-scheduled surgery that his office describes as “minor.”


State Supreme Court Ruling On Charter Schools Is Big Win For Philly School District

The state supreme court has given the Philadelphia School District a major victory, ruling that the district is allowed to enforce caps on charter school enrollment.


Advocates Call On School Reform Commission To Dissolve Itself

A group of Philadelphia public school advocates is urging the School Reform Commission to vote to abolish itself at its next meeting.


New Vaccine Rules Parents Need To Know Before School Starts

Philadelphia officials are urging parents to get the shots now.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/08/2017

Black Lives Matter Protesters Disrupt Litter Press Conference At City Hall

The news conference was about the zero waste and litter initiative but the men wanted to talk about the death of a civilian at the hands of police. 


Philadelphia Aiming To Be Litter-Free By 2035

It’s a problem that has vexed every Philadelphia mayor for decades: how to fight litter and keep city streets clean.


L&I Needs Your Help Locating City Fire Escapes

Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses and Inspections is asking for your help in a public safety campaign.


Philadelphia High School Students Rub Elbows With Mayor Kenney

Fifteen Philadelphia area high school students, from economically disadvantaged neighborhoods, are getting an education in finances and real estate this summer.


City Job Fair Attracts Thousands To Philadelphia Convention Center

Mayor Kenney was pleased to see long lines of job seekers waiting to speak to the Streets Department, Water Department and 20 other city agencies.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/04/2017

Mayor Kenney Endorses Krasner For Philadelphia DA

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, Thursday, endorsed district attorney candidate Larry Krasner.


Philly’s Juvenile Law Center Aims To Eliminate Solitary Confinement For Young Offenders

Federal prisons outlawed solitary confinement for juveniles a year-and-a-half ago, but attorney Jessica Feierman says many states still use the practice.


PPD To Post Reports On Civilian Complaints Against Officers Online

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has signed an executive order, greatly increasing access to civilian complaints against police officers by putting them online.


One Of Philadelphia’s Largest Capital Projects Ever Moves Forward

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s plan to rebuild city facilities inched forward on Monday when the city asked local non-profits to submit proposals for managing the projects.


Changes In Store For Philadelphia’s Major Transit Hub

Developers got a chance to see what is going to be in the specs when Amtrak puts out a “request for qualifications” to reinvent the area around 30th Street station.


‘Declined Detainer’ Reports Removed From Immigration Website

The Federal Immigration Authority website has removed links to the short-lived “declined detainer” reports.


Jefferson Health, Independence Blue Cross Sign 5-Year Agreement

Jefferson Health and Independence Blue Cross are touting their new five-year agreement as a model for health care reform.


Officials Remain Confident As Beverage Tax Falls Just Shy Of Expectations

The tax has brought in $6.9 million in June, just shy of the hoped-for $7 million.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/21/2017



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