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

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

(Credit: CBS 3)

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

(From left: Otis Bullock, DCS executive director; city councilman Kenyatta Johnson; Mayor Nutter; Lorraine Yarborough, DCS board president; Brian Hudson, CEO, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

A Point Breeze Apartment Complex Has New Owner and an Affordable-Housing Mission

City officials and developers cut the ribbon on Tasker Village, twenty-eight apartments that rent for $500 to $900 each, in the heart of what one realty group has called “the city’s hottest neighborhood,” with steeply climbing property values.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/02/2015

(Vacant lot file photo provided by City of Phila.)

Disappointing Start For Agency Philadelphia Hoped Would Solve Vacant Lots Surplus

The Philadelphia Land Bank is now pulling a Kensington property off the market after receiving just one bid to develop it.

04/02/2015

(Architect Paul Steelman, at lectern, describes his work on Blatstein's "Playground" project.  Blatstein is standing at right.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Developer Will Convert Upscale Atlantic City Shopping Mall Into Entertainment and Leisure Venue

As the first order of business, the struggling Pier Shops at Caesars Casino will be renamed the “Playground.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/01/2015

Amanda Knox speaks to the media during a brief press conference in front of her parents' home March 27, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Amanda Knox’s Philadelphia Attorney Praises Her Final Acquital

Amanda Knox’s Philadelphia attorney praised the Italian Supreme Court’s decision to overturn her conviction in the 2007 murder of her college roommate, Meredith Kercher.

03/28/2015

(Credit: Thinkstock)

Numerous Construction Projects Congest Weekend Traffic In Center City

If you’re driving in Center City Philadelphia today, watch out for crane lifts. They’ll be closing a number of streets. Construction projects will also close a major route into the city.

03/28/2015

(The Pier Shops at Caesars.  Photo provided)

Blatstein Reboots Makeover of Pier Shops at Caesars, in Atlantic City

Developer Bart Blatstein’s plans to redevelop the shopping mall at Caesars Casino, in Atlantic City, are back on track.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/27/2015

(Members of the African Children's Choir perform at the Annenberg Center, at the University of Pennsylvania.  Photo byPat Loeb)

African Children’s Choir Visits Penn Campus

The choir was formed 30 years ago by a Canadian relief worker who found it hard to get people interested in the struggles of African children.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/27/2015

(Graphic by Ed Fischer.  Photos provided by Univ. of Pa.)

Five Penn Students Win $150,000 Each For Their Community Service Projects

The University of Pennsylvania has chosen five students for its inaugural “President’s Engagement Prize,” created for students who have a plan to make the world a better place.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

Social worker Kathleen Kelley at the Hub for Hope in Suburban Station. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Homeless Services Hub In Suburban Station Closing For Season With Uncertain Future

A drop-in center for the homeless in Suburban Station will close for the season early next month, with its future currently in doubt.

03/23/2015

(US education secretary Arne Duncan, in blue shirtsleeves, visits the EM Stanton School in South Philadelphia.   Photo by Pat Loeb)

US Education Secretary Visits Philadelphia To Talk About Future of State Funding for Schools

In response, Pennsylvania’s education secretary said Gov. Wolf has plans to address the funding disparity between rich and poor school districts.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/20/2015

(File photo.  Credit: Jan Carabeo/ CBS3)

DA Won’t File Charges in December’s Deadly Shooting of Motorist By Phila. Police

Brandon Tate-Brown was fatally shot in the head in Mayfair. According to investigators, he struggled with police officers who stopped him for not having his headlights on.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

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