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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

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Reports That Inspectors Are Ignoring New Rules For Demolitions Prompts Investigation

It’s the first crack in the mayor’s unwavering defense of his L and I commissioner.


(A PPA resident parking sticker in the rear window of an automobile.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

New Guest Placards Proposed For Phila. Residents With Parking Permits

Council president Darrell Clarke says the bill would ease the burden for residents who get frequent visits from health care workers, family members, or those who have house guests.


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Everyone Gets Education When Phila. Students Meet With Mayoral Candidates

Philadelphia’s mayoral candidates met with third and fourth graders from four public schools this week.



Water Kiosks Coming To Philly

The national trend for the health-conscious to choose water over sugary beverages has had a downside that’s been disastrous for the environment: tons of disposable bottles clogging landfills and polluting waterways.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/23/2015

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Bill To Hold Architects Accountable For Unsafe Demolition And Construction Goes To City Council

Philadelphia city councilman Curtis Jones has introduced a bill that would greatly expand who’s responsible for reporting potential problems in demolition and construction projects.


Indebted students listen as councilman O'Brien announces hearings on student loan crisis.
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Student Loan Crisis To Get Philadelphia City Council Scrutiny

The District Attorney and public defender are usually on opposite sides but on this they agree: the crushing debt most law students graduate with keeps them from going into public service.


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PPA Raising Convenience Fee For Paying Parking Tickets Online, By Phone

Drivers who park illegally in Philadelphia beware.


(File Photo: Andrew Stober, of the Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities, at the City Council hearing.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Mayor Nutter Endorses City Council Candidate From Outside His Party

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has endorsed four city council candidates, including an independent candidate running for one of seven at-large seats.


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One Year In, Jim Kenney Calls Decriminalization Of Marijuana A Success

Tuesday marks the first anniversary of the law decriminalizing marijuana in Philadelphia and arrest statistics show it’s had the desired effect.


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New Citizens Take The Oath At Philadelphia City Hall

Thirty-five newly-minted Americans took their Oath of Allegiance at Philadelphia City Hall last week.


Artist Rendering (credit: Live Casino Hotel)

Zoning Changes To Philly’s Second Casino Introduced Into City Council

Philadelphia’s second casino — still on the drawing board — would be allowed a larger building and bigger signs, under a bill introduced in city council this week.


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IBEW Local 98 Cameramen, Technicians Strike Settled

A three week strike has ended.


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Mayor Nutter Leads Swearing-In Ceremony For New Class Of Philadelphia AmeriCorps Members

Hundreds of young adults dedicated to making Philadelphia a better place were sworn in to AmeriCorps, a national program that provides volunteers for community service projects.


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DNC Committee Announces “Ambitious” Goal

The 2016 Democratic National Convention Committee has announced what it says is the most ambitious goal ever for including women and minority-owned business participation.


School District of Philadelphia. (credit: Steve Patterson)

Philadelphia City Council’s Appropriations Committee To Hold Hearing On School District Finances

Philadelphia School District officials will go before a city council committee Wednesday to testify about the need for a final $25-million in city funding.




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