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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Live Concert Venue Planned For Former Factory Building Near Sugarhouse Casino

Concert production company “Live Nation” says it will transform the abandoned Ajax Metal Company building into what executive Don Gastion calls its “best venue in the country.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

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Lincoln Assassination 150th Anniversary, Part 4: The Funeral

Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train reversed the route he took to his inauguration.

04/16/2015

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‘Ink And Gold: Art Of The Kano’ Opens Final Presentation Of Works At Phila. Museum Of Art

KYW’s Pat Loeb reports the final part of the three-cycle show has just opened.

04/15/2015

The North Philadelphia Peace Park. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

A Major Neighborhood Transformation Effort Treads Softly On A Community Garden

On a block of North Philadelphia dominated by abandoned houses and litter-strewn lots, the Peace Park was a true oasis.

04/15/2015

(The assassination of President  Abraham Lincoln by actor John Wilkes Booth, at Ford's Theatre, in Washington DC, on April 14, 1865.  Lincoln died the next morning.  Image from Hulton Archive/ Getty Images)

Lincoln Assassination 150th Anniversary, Part 3: John Wilkes Booth’s Philadelphia Brother

Today is the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s death, at the hands of John Wilkes Booth, who had a Philadelphia connection.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

Dr. Dan Rolph of the Pennsylvania Historical Society. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Lincoln Assassination 150th Anniversary, Part 2: Ulysses S. Grant’s Escape From Death

Abraham Lincoln was fatally shot 150 years ago today, in Washington D.C. but smaller dramas connected to that great tragedy unfolded in Philadelphia – including Ulysses S. Grant’s escape from death that night.

04/14/2015

John Meko (L) and James Mundy of the Union League, with John Wilkes Booth's thorax.  (credit: Pat Loeb)

Lincoln Assassination 150th Anniversary: Part 1

Some of the most important artifacts of the tragedy in April, 1865 are housed right in Center City Philadelphia.

04/13/2015

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County Officials Warn Of Chaos If 911 Phone Surcharge Fees Don’t Increase In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s County Commissioners are warning of chaos, if the state legislature doesn’t increase the phone surcharge fees it collects to run the 9-1-1 emergency system.

04/11/2015

(Leaving a Philadelphia City Hall courtroom in early March, Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane speaks with reporters.  File photo by Pat Loeb)

Pa. Attorney General Called to Court to Explain Firing of Aide Who Testified

Judge William Carpenter wants to investigate whether Kathleen Kane’s firing this week of her aide, James Barker, violated the judge’s order protecting witnesses from retaliation.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/10/2015

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Attorney For Families in Lewis Katz Plane Crash Disputes Interim Findings of NTSB

Those documents contain some dramatic moments but few apparent answers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

The Pennsylvania Convention Center  )File photo by Randall E. Scott)

Taking A Local Labor Dispute National, Philadelphia Carpenters Ask Democrats To Snub The Convention Center

Letters have been sent to Democratic Committee chairmen in all 50 states asking them not to use Philadelphia’s convention center when the city hosts the 2016 nomination convention.

04/08/2015

Lee Kimball of Pifarro and Grant Lincoln of Philadelphia 3.0 protest a reduction in arts funding in Mayor Michael Nutter's proposed budget. (credit: Pat Loeb/KYW)

Dozens Of Philadelphia Arts Organizations Protest Proposed Reduction In Funding

Dozens of Philadelphia arts organizations gathered at City Hall Tuesday to protest a funding reduction proposed in Mayor Michael Nutter’s budget.

04/07/2015

(Police are hoping someone will recognize the white painted graffiti on the burgundy colored van.  Image from PPD-supplied video)

Phila. Police Asking For Help to Find Graffitied Van Allegedly Used in Jewelers’ Row Kidnap

According to investigators, the burgundy Ford Econoline — a late ’90s or early 2000s model — has white paint graffiti on its right side.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/07/2015

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Hundreds Expected To Bid Farewell To Darby Borough Officer Shot Dead Inside His Home

Friends and family will gather this morning for the funeral of Darby Borough Police Officer Mark Hudson, who was shot to death inside his home, last week.

04/04/2015

(Imam Mohammed Abdul-Aleem.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Clerics Call Controversy Over Anti-Muslim Bus Ads a Teaching Moment

Imam Mohammed Abdul-Aleem says, “I invite you to read the Quran for yourself. If someone is saying the Quran teaches hate, we want them to show us that in the Quran.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/03/2015

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