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

(The Pennsylvania Convention Center, with Philadelphia City Hall in the background. File photo by Randall E. Scott)

Convention Center’s New Union Agreement Gets Critical Test This Week

The meeting is a rare and important second visit, which means planners will be able to compare costs before and after the customer satisfaction agreement signed in May, which simplifies work rules.

10/08/2014

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Pa. Senate Looks At Registering Healthcare Navigators

The Pennsylvania Senate is considering a bill that would impose a new layer of regulations on the federally-certified counselors.

10/05/2014

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Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Quarantined Over Ebola, is U. of P. Alumna and Consultant

Snyderman is an alumna of Penn’s School of Medicine, and holds an appointment as a “clinical associate” of otorhinolaryngology there.

10/03/2014

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Project HOME Hosts Annual HOME Spun Resale Boutique Fashion Show In Fairmount

Paris fashion week may have just ended, but Philadelphia’s Project HOME showed off its own high style collection Thursday outside of its Homespun Boutique in Fairmount.

10/02/2014

(The "Job Gateway" web site.  Graphic by Ed Fischer)

Pa. Jobs Web Site Gets Purged After Drawing Spotlight in Corbett-Wolf Debate

The “Job Gateway” site pulls in listings from all over, including Craigslist, so ads for escorts and exotic dancers were among the 200,000 jobs that Gov. Corbett boasted of during the debate.

10/02/2014

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Advocates Warn Local Immigrants To Beware Of Notario Fraud

Immigration advocates are warning about a new tactic being used by con men who prey on people seeking citizenship.

10/02/2014

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Frontier Air Marks Return to PHL With One-Day, Bargain-Basement Fares

The Florida fares are available today only, and only for select dates, so you’d have to be flexible about scheduling.

09/30/2014

Philadelphia Skyline (Credit:  Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Philadelphians Invited to Take a New Knight Foundation Challenge

Philadelphians are once again being invited to submit their most creative ideas for a chance to get them funded by the Knight Foundation. But the competition will be a bit tougher for local artists this year.

09/29/2014

(US Rep. Bob Brady speaks with reporters about the federal grant to Septa.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

$87 Million For SEPTA Will Help Deal With Global Warming — For Now

Local congressmen joined Septa officials at the Sharon Hill station of the Route 102 trolley, where, an average of 12 times a year, flooding renders the tracks impassable.

09/26/2014

Philadelphia Skyline (Credit:  Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Westward, Ho! Penn’s Homeownership Incentive Boundaries On The Move

The University of Pennsylvania is expanding the borders of its homeownership incentive program.

09/26/2014

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A Report On Homeless Students Shows New Jersey With A Sharp Increase

Education Department spokesman David Saenz stressed the state used a new reporting method that accounted for some of the increase, but said some could be attributed to Superstorm Sandy.

09/25/2014

(Rodney Muhammad, vice president of the Philadelphia branch of the NAACP, speaks at City Hall.  Listening is city councilman Curtis Jones.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

NAACP Philadelphia Chapter Urges Wider Participation in Coming Elections

“We have roughly 40 days before one of the most important elections in the state will take place,” said NAACP local vice president Rodney Muhammad.

09/25/2014

(Councilwoman Cindy Bass listens as Marion Young of Art-Reach describes the new discounted admission program for Pennsylvania residents receiving state benefits.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Seventeen Local Museums Offering $2 Admissions to Pa. Benefits Recipients

The hope is to open the arts to those who may never have been able to afford it before.

09/23/2014

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Federal Authorities Charge Man In Philadelphia Area Theft Ring

Federal authorities have charged a man with being part of a theft ring that preyed on people who left wallets and purses in their cars at parks, gyms and ball fields all over the Philadelphia area.

09/20/2014

(An actor portraying George Washington mingles with invited guests in the National Liberty Museum's new "welcome gallery."  Photo by Pat Loeb)

National Liberty Museum, in Old City, Goes More Multimedia

The quirky little museum near Independence Mall hopes to attract more visitors with a free, interactive “Welcome Gallery” that opens to the public today.

09/19/2014

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