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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


An Audit Of Pennsylvania Election Results? Already Underway

A University of Michigan computer security expert has raised alarms about election results in three key states, including Pennsylvania.


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City Celebrates Success In Tourism Industry, Preps For Next Big Event

Philadelphia’s Convention and Visitors Bureau celebrated 75 years of promoting the city on Wednesday with a party on Lincoln Financial Field. It was a fitting venue, since the next big event coming to the city is the NFL Draft.


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Mayor Kenney Launches Task Force To Tackle Homelessness, Panhandling

The Kenney administration has formed a new task force aimed at improving public spaces by tackling panhandling, street homelessness and outdoor meal programs.


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Philadelphia Wants To Be Freed From Awarding Contracts To Lowest Bidder

With Philadelphia getting ready to spend half a billion dollars — possibly the largest public works project in its history — a city council committee on Tuesday passed a group of bills to change the way the city awards contracts.


DA Seth Williams (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Officials Target Recent Flare-Up Of Hate Crimes

Philadelphia officials have put out a warning to anyone feeling emboldened to commit crimes of bias against marginalized groups.


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Philadelphia City Council Wants Better Effort On Spreading Economic Opportunity

The department did issue a partial report showing the city awarded 300-Million in contracts to such businesses last fiscal year.


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City Takes Another Stab At Restoring Neighborhood Destroyed In MOVE Bombing

The city of Philadelphia is going to — once again — try to rebuild the neighborhood destroyed, 31 years ago, when police dropped a bomb on a West Philadelphia house occupied by the group MOVE.


PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 27: Occupy Philly protesters stage a sit in after the 5 pm deadline to clear the encampment expired November 27, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The city has issued a summons to protesters to leave the site where almost 50 members of Occupy Philadelphia are demonstrating. (Photo by Jeff Fusco/Getty Images)

Court Orders Federal Agencies To Show Whether They Spied On Occupy Protesters

Attorney Paul Hetznecker filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request two years ago.


John Hopkins with Franklin's cracked grave stone. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

How You Can Help Fix Ben Franklin’s Tombstone

There’s a crack in a famous Philadelphia landmark. No, we’re not talking about the Liberty Bell.


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Temple Students Seeking Harmony March To City Hall

Philadelphia City Hall was the scene of another post-election protest Friday.


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Philadelphia Marks Veterans Day With Annual Wreath-Laying Ceremony

It appeared to be a more somber affair than usual.


Mitchell Little, executive director of Mayor's Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity (credit: Pat Loeb)

Mayor Kenney Gives Update On Poverty Reduction Program

City officials report that thousands of people have benefited from the program.


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Proposal To Put Ads On City Buildings Falls Short

Mayor Kenney supported the proposal and said he’s disappointed, but accepts the decision.


Emma Green will be casting her 19th vote for president of the United States on Tuesday. Photo credit: KYW's Pat Loeb

98-Year-Old Philadelphia Resident Will Vote In Her 19th Presidential Election

Miss. Emma first voted in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 1940…




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