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 driver negotiates past a formidable pothole on Fifth Street, north of Market, in center city Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

City Council Holds Hearing Aimed At Improving Pothole Repair System

Councilman David Oh called for the hearings in response to what has turned from a seasonal problem into a year-round safety issue.

10/12/2016

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State Files Lawsuit Against Woman Who Allegedly Scammed New Homeowners In Philadelphia

If you recently bought a home in Philadelphia and received a letter requesting a fee for a copy of the deed, you are the victim of a scam uncovered by city and state investigators.

10/11/2016

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Natalie Portman Helps Clinton Campaign Register New Voters In Philly

If any eligible Philadelphia area voter has failed to register by tomorrow’s deadline, it won’t be the Clinton campaign’s fault.

10/10/2016

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PPA To Raise Rates At Center City Garages

A parting gift from the disgraced former head of the Philadelphia Parking Authority: on his way out the door, Vince Fenerty recommended raising rates at Center City garages, and the Board approved it.

10/07/2016

Tina Fey answers questions at Temple University.
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Tina Fey Answers Students’ Questions At Temple

Temple students got a thrill on Friday as Upper Darby’s favorite daughter, Tina Fey, took their questions.

10/07/2016

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VP Nominee Tim Kaine Campaigns In Philadelphia, Critiques VP Debate Performance

One night after the vice-presidential debate, Democrat Tim Kaine told supporters in South Philadelphia that even his wife thought he’d interrupted too much.

10/05/2016

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Philly Orchestra Concertmaster Gives Surprise Performance At City Hall

It normally costs more than $100 to listen so close up to Orchestra concertmaster David Kim play the violin. But as lawyers, city officials and ordinary citizens breezed in and out of City Hall Tuesday, they were treated to a performance for free.

10/04/2016

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Philadelphia Housing Authority Letting Go Of Nearly 15% Of Staff

The head of the Philadelphia Housing Authority is taking what he calls “drastic measures” to close a $20 million budget gap.

10/04/2016

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Protest Of Cobbs Creek Shooting Interrupts Police Presser On Hybrid Cars

A protest over a police-involved shooting in the Cobbs Creek section of Philadelphia, last week, interrupted what was to have been a news conference on Monday showing off the police department’s new hybrid vehicles.

10/03/2016

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Trump Campaign Opens First Philadelphia Office

Lara Trump, Trump’s daughter in law was in town to open the new headquarters.

10/01/2016

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Vince Fenerty Set To Collect Yearly Pension After Resigning From PPA

He stands to collect an estimated $155,000 a year in pension payments.

09/29/2016

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Sexual Harassment Charge Against Head Of PPA Draws Public Anger

They called for him to lose his job, but the board stood behind their decision to let him stay.

09/27/2016

Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Face Off In First Presidential Debate At Hofstra University

Clinton Supporters Pleased With Her Debate Performance

The crowd felt that Clinton had distinguished herself and that Trump had performed poorly.

09/27/2016

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Numerous Events Planned In Philadelphia For Voter Registration Day

Vice President Joe Biden will be at Drexel University Tuesday morning to kick off a voter registration drive. It’s just one of the events planned for National Voter Registration Day.

09/26/2016

Hillary Clinton celebrates on the last day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia (Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Clinton Campaign Invites Philadelphia Activist To Debate

“A kid from South Philly getting to attend the debate…. it’s something special,” says Anton Moore.

09/25/2016

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