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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

(A pedestrian waits to cross Vine Street at Broad, as cars traverse the intersection.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

In Philadelphia, Crossing Certain Streets Presents Extra Danger for Unwary

The intersection of Broad and Vine Streets, for example: four lanes westbound and five lanes eastbound, including two that serve as the onramp to an interstate highway.

06/20/2014

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2 Phila. Men Freed After Serving 15 Years For Murder Won’t Be Retried

The DA says the passage of time has made a new case too difficult to prosecute, so the charges against Eugene Gilyard and Lance Felder are being dropped.

06/18/2014

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Piles of Dirt Under I-95 at Girard Ave. Pose No Risk, PennDOT Assures

After Delaware highway officials discovered a giant dirt pile caused a bridge on Interstate 495 to tilt, Penndot says the situation under I-95 is much different.

06/18/2014

Graduates are all smiles after going through a difficult school year. (credit: Pat Loeb)

Two Students At Delaware Valley Charter March At Graduation After Being Shot Earlier In The Year

Relatives cheered wildly, smart phones aloft to snap pictures, as Delaware Valley Charter graduated the class of 2014.

06/18/2014

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Survey Finds One-Third Of Pa. Job Applicants Eliminated By Mandatory Drug Tests

A survey by The Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association finds that one-third of job applicants are eliminated by mandatory drug tests, either because they refuse to take them or fail to pass them.

06/12/2014

The store is 3 blocks up Market Street, but it kept the same bold image (credit: Pat Loeb)

Suit Corner Moves To New Location After Devastating Fire

An Old City retail landmark is rising from the ashes, sort of. The Suit Corner — destroyed by fire two months ago — has found a new location and the owner expects to re-open this month.

06/12/2014

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20 Students Taken To Hospital After First Grader Brings Heroin To Cobbs Creek School

Police say a seven-year-old student brought ten packs of heroin into a classroom at Commodore John Barry Elementary School at 59th and Race Streets.

06/10/2014

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Toy Gun Prompts Lockdown Of Radnor School

Officials at Radnor High School briefly locked down the school Tuesday after hearing reports of a man carrying a rifle inside a vehicle on Lancaster Avenue.

06/10/2014

(A model representation of the molecule ethyl acrylate.  Photo illustration by Kemikungen and Ed Fischer)

Kids Kept Indoors as Chemical Fumes Spread Near a Bucks School

About five gallons of ethyl acrylate spilled at Arkema, a resins plant in Bristol Township.

06/10/2014

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It’s Safety Vs. Convenience When Getting On The Schuylkill Trail

Access to the Schuylkill River Trail has been blocked at Race Street, leaving residents to fear keeping the gate closed is unsafe.

06/08/2014

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Dragon Boat Racers From All Over Converge On The Schuylkill

Dragon boats have taken over the Schuylkill River for the 8th annual Independence Regatta.

06/07/2014

The annual celebration started three years ago, to focus attention on the city's effort to raise graduation rates. (credit: Pat Loeb/KYW)

Hundreds Of Philadelphia High School Students Participate In Citywide Graduation Celebration

The annual celebration started three years ago, to focus attention on the city’s effort to raise graduation rates. Lori Shorr from the Mayor’s Office of Education says the rate has gone from 53 percent in 2007 to 64 percent this year.

06/06/2014

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2 Unions Authorize Strikes Against SEPTA Regional Rails

The unions have been working without a contract for four years, and mediation officially failed last month, triggering a 30-day cooling-off period.

06/05/2014

(The demolition site at 2136 Market Street, taken by a concerned passerby the day before the deadly collapse.  The Salvation Army thrift store, in which six people were killed, is at far right.  Photo by Laura Mierson.)

City of Phila. Partners With OSHA To Improve Workplace Safety

Since the deadly demolition site building collapse in center city one year ago, the city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections has been working more closely with federal workplace safety officials.

06/05/2014

(Eastern State Penitentiary officials and former prisoners help inaugurate the former prison's new exhibit, "The Big Graph."  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Historic Philadelphia Prison Opens Thought-Provoking Exhibit

If you think of Eastern State Penitentiary as just a tourist attraction, you might have to think again.

06/04/2014

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