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

(Angela Bey.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Teen Wins Constitution Center’s Playwriting Contest

And the final work is now a full-scale, professional production, at the National Constitution Center through July.

07/02/2015

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Amtrak Agrees to Court Consolidation of All Derailment Lawsuits in Philadelphia

Amtrak officials have joined with the passengers who are suing them in asking that all lawsuits arising from the May derailment be consolidated in federal court in Philadelphia.

07/01/2015

(Photo by Pat Loeb)

New Affordable Housing Development Dedicated in Pennsauken, NJ

As new developments go, Riverfront Village checks all the boxes: energy efficient, near mass transit, affordable rent, with units set aside for formerly homeless veterans and low income families.

07/01/2015

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood. (credit: Pat Loeb/KYW)

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary Excited To Host Pope Francis

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood is excited to be hosting the Pope twice during his visit to the area in September.

07/01/2015

Commerce Director Alan Greenberger, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Frank Monaghan, along with Swoop, cut the ribbon to ReStore. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Habitat For Humanity Re-opens Philadelphia Retail Store In New Spot

ReStore opened on Washington Avenue in Point Breeze after moving from Kensington.

06/28/2015

A "feedback wall" at the National Constitution Center invites patrons to post notes in agreement (green) or disagreement (orange) with the concept of gay marriage.  Photo by Pat Loeb

National Constitution Center Quick-Edits Its Gay Rights Exhibit After Marriage Ruling

The National Constitution Center was inviting the LGBT community to celebrate today’s US Supreme Court decision afffirming the right of same-sex couples to marry.

06/26/2015

(As police commissioner Charles Ramsey and fire commissioner Derrick Sawyer listen, Reading Terminal Market general manager Anuj Gupta thanks first responders who worked the Amtrak train derailment last month.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Reading Terminal Market Throws Thank-You Breakfast for Phila. First Responders

The Reading Terminal Market is more than seven miles from the scene of last month’s disastrous Amtrak train derailment, but that didn’t keep merchants at the market from admiring the quick response of police and firefighters.

06/25/2015

(People celebrate in front of the US Supreme Court after ruling was announced bolstering the Affordable Care Act.  Photo by Mark Wilson/ Getty Images)

Across US and Locally, Cheers Accompany Supreme Court Decision Bolstering Obamacare

The 6-3 decision is a relief to a some 300,000 Pennsylvanians who faced losing their coverage if the high court’s ruling had gone the other way.

06/25/2015

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Report: Wage Theft Costs Pennsylvania Workers Tens Of Millions Each Year

A new report says that wage theft impacts 400,000 Pennsylvania workers a year and costs them at least $19 million.

06/24/2015

Pa. Health Secretary with  Temple Health Systems CEO Larry Kaiser.

Philadelphia Hospitals Recognized For Their Coordinated Response To Amtrak Derailment

Pennsylvania’s Health Secretary, today, gave recognition awards to the Philadelphia hospitals that treated 200 injured passengers on the night the Amtrak derailment last month.

06/23/2015

(Pope Francis, in file photo by Franco Origlia/ Getty Images)

Anti-Poverty Fund Hopes The Papal Visit Will Have A Lasting Impact In Philadelphia

They’re announcing the creation of a fund to be used for anti-poverty efforts and a letter-writing campaign to get more federal action on the issue.

06/22/2015

(Ralph Roberts, in undated file photo provided by Comcast Corp.)

Comcast Founder Ralph Roberts Dead At 95

Ralph Roberts, a businessman with a gentle demeanor who built Comcast from a small cable TV system in Mississippi into one of the nation’s largest entertainment companies, has died. He was 95.

06/19/2015

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Phila. School Reform Commission Votes To Outsource Substitute Teachers

The School Reform Commission voted unanimously to outsource the jobs to a New Jersey company.

06/18/2015

(Leaving a Philadelphia City Hall courtroom in early March, Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane speaks with reporters.  File photo by Pat Loeb)

Investigators Visit Office of Embattled Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane; No Items Seized

Montco DA Risa Ferman has been assigned to decide whether to file charges against Kane, in light of a grand jury report that accused Kane of leaking grand jury information and then lying about it.

06/18/2015

(A frame from the "Be Sure" public service television announcement being distributed by the Philadelphia Police Department)

New Phila. Campaign Aims To Thwart Con Men Who Pose as Utility Workers

Utilities have tried awareness campaigns before, but this new one has what’s been missing: a way for homeowners to find out for sure if someone is scamming them.

06/17/2015

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