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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The surprise change came just before a City Council hearing on the practice.


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Jim Kenney

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Jim Kenney

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Philadelphia City Council members are giving generally high marks to the budget that Mayor Kenney presented to them on Thursday.


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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney on Thursday will present a budget to City Council that proposes some new projects and services while reducing taxes.


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Mayor Jim Kenney plans to address the problem of homelessness in the budget he presents to city council on Thursday.


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Philly Judge Upholds Controller’s Right To Question Spending

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Officials: Soda Tax Defies Predictions With $5.7M In Revenue To Date

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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney

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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney joined mayors across the country on Wednesday in an effort to fight the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.


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Tariq El-Shabazz Announces Run For District Attorney

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City Officials Looking To Improve Students’ ‘Out Of School Time’

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