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

("Kate," and her father, "Tony," look at an unpaid $8,000 hospital bill, the result of the family's inability to get health care coverage.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Little-Known Gap in Health Insurance Programs Leaves Undocumented Kids At Risk

Now, a new effort is getting underway to get those children health care coverage.

06/15/2015

North Camden Little League opened its season with a parade Saturday. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Little League Season Opens In North Camden With ‘Unity’ Parade

The North Camden Little League opened its season with a parade from downtown to the recently refurbished fields at Pyne Poynt Park.

06/13/2015

(File photo. Credit: CBS3)

Philadelphia Catholic School Teachers Negotiate New Contract With Archdiocese

Neither side would disclose the terms of the contract until the union votes on it.

06/12/2015

(Padge Victoria Windslowe, in file photo provided by Phila. PD)

Phila. ‘Black Madam’ Gets Long Prison Term For Fatal Butt Injections

The defendant, Padge Windslowe, expressed remorse for her old life, which included injecting women in hotel rooms to make their butts look bigger.

06/11/2015

(credit: Pat Loeb/KYW)

Protesters See Great Victory In Dismissal Of Disorderly Conduct Charge

Disorderly conduct charges were dismissed against all ten protesters arrested in March for disrupting a community meeting in Lawndale.

06/10/2015

(credit: CBS 3)

Cops: Hit-Run Accident Costs Local Actor His Leg

The victim is an actor who was scheduled to appear in a production on Penn’s campus this weekend.

06/09/2015

(Deputy mayor Mike DiBerardinis speaks to schoolkids at the Clemente Recreation Center.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Phila. Dept. of Parks and Recreation Gets Incentive Payment For Trimming Energy Usage

Waring Elementary School students helped celebrate by dancing at Clemente Recreation Center, where deputy mayor Mike DiBerardinis said that kids like them were his chief motivation to cut his deparment’s carbon footprint.

06/09/2015

(Small models and renderings of the design of the Market Street building collapse memorial were displayed alongside the now-vacant lot that will become a memorial park.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Design Unveiled For Memorial Where 6 Died in 2013 Center City Building Collapse

Shoppers and employees were killed when a building being demolished fell onto a Salvation Army thrift store at 22nd and Market Streets.

06/05/2015

(Photo provided by Jewish Exponent)

Jewish Exponent Lays Off Half Its Staff, Will Continue Publishing

The 128-year-old Philadelphia weekly says this was the only way to keep the paper running.

06/03/2015

Chancier McFarland and Rafael Jones.

Killer of Phila. Police Officer Moses Walker Gets Life Sentence

The man convicted last year of the first-degree murder of Philadelphia police officer Moses Walker Jr. in 2012 was sentenced today to life in prison plus 23-47 years.

06/03/2015

(Image from US House of Representatives TV)

Lawmakers Grill Amtrak and Federal Officials About Philadelphia Derailment Safety Issues

As so often happens with these hearings, there has been less revelation about the accident than about where committee members stand on various issues.

06/02/2015

(credit:  Phran Novelli)

Roses Bloom In Germantown; You Decide Where

WYCK House on Germantown Avenue features an extremely rare example of an early American rose garden, with more than 50 varieties of old-fashioned roses in their original setting inside a boxwood hedge.

05/31/2015

(Credit: New Jersey State Police)

New Jersey State Trooper Killed After Patrol Car Hits Deer

State police say the troopers were patrolling the road, driving east, just before one a.m., when the accident occurred.

05/30/2015

Students listen as assistant DA Curtis Douglas interviews Philadelphia police officer Tracy Morris as part of a mock grand jury, a special lesson in the Advancing Civics Education (ACE) program. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Students Experience Grand Jury Process In Unusual Civics Lesson

It gave students a chance to imagine what it would be like to play a part in some very real current events.

05/29/2015

Philadelphia Fire Chief Leroy Ruffin (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Spike In Suicides Among Philadelphia Firefighters Calls Attention To Pressures Of Job

The Philadelphia fire department has been rocked in the last six months by a sudden spike in the number of employees who have taken their own life.

05/29/2015

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