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, metro editor of the Washington Post, and is the mother of four amazing children: Katie Loeb of New York City, manager of the Manhattan Inn and Glasslands; David, a student at Temple; Frances, a student-athlete at Johns Hopkins; and Julia, a student at CU-Boulder.
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Philadelphia’s Chinatown echoed with firecrackers and drums on Sunday as the community celebrated the lunar New Year, which began Friday.
A local organization that advocates for the rights of restaurant workers has issued its second annual dining guide, hoping to promote better employment practices in the city’s restaurant industry.
The hearings have been focused on financing and revenue, traffic congestion and parking, even as each applicant tried to convince the Gaming Board they had the “wow factor” that would create new gamblers, not simply cannibalize the clientele in existing casinos.
The state gaming board has concluded the second of three days of hearings on who should get Philadelphia’s remaining casino license.
“We are celebrating what once seemed impossible as possible,” said Sister Mary Scullion, co-founder of Project Home, the driving force behind the Stephen Klein Wellness Center.
More hearings are scheduled for today before the Pennsylvania Gaming Board, as they try to decide who will get Philadelphia’s remaining casino license.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is dissecting each of the five proposals during hearings at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
US labor secretary Tom Perez says the president will call for job creation, immigration reform, and a higher minimum wage, “to insure that we have a healthy middle class.”
Librarians in town for a national conference joined Philadelphia public school parents, students and staff, yesterday, to call attention to the lack of libraries in district schools.
Special prayers were offered Sunday morning at Philadelphia’s Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in support of the opposition and denouncing of the government of Ukraine.
Camden County police chief Scott Thomson says the incident took place about 9:30am Tuesday, at the Zoujati Salon, on North 6th Street.
Its streets are so steep, one of them is nicknamed “the Wall” and that makes the snow especially challenging.
2 Persons Of Interest Released After Northern Liberties Purse-Snatch Murder; Tipster Charged With Falsifying Reports
KYW Newsradio’s Pat Loeb reports they’ve now filed charges against the tipster who implicated the two.
But KYW Newsradio’s Pat Loeb reports it doesn’t shed any light on where his heart might be.
It was Human Relations Sunday, in honor of Martin Luther King — an auspicious day for Reverend Frank Schaefer to bring his message.