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

Cutting The Ribbon On Philly’s New ‘Workforce Housing’

Developers and city officials helped cut the ribbon, last week, on 13 new homes built specifically for middle-class buyers.


Once Neglected Golf Course Is Now Getting Back Into Swing Of Things

Patrons of Philadelphia’s public golf courses may be pleasantly surprised if they try a round at Walnut Lane in Roxborough.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/27/2017

Candy-Flavored Smokes, City’s New Target In War On Teen Smoking

The Kenney administration took on Big Soda with a tax on sugary beverages, and now it’s taking on Big Tobacco.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/26/2017

Consequences Of SEPTA’s New Ad Policy

SEPTA stopped accepting public service ads, two years ago, in response to a lawsuit that forced it to allow anti-Islam ads on its vehicles.

CBS 3–05/25/2017

Panel Of Women Gives Devastating Review Of American Health Care Act

Philadelphia’s Planned Parenthood director took a poke at the U.S. Senate’s all-male panel to devise an alternative to the Affordable Care Act. She convened an all-female panel to discuss what’s been proposed so far.


Philadelphia Police Headquarters To Move Into Old Inquirer Building

The Philadelphia landmark once known as the “White Tower of Truth” will become home to the thin blue line.


Head of Philadelphia’s Veterans Affairs Commission Fired

Philadelphia Council President Darrell Clarke has abruptly fired the director of the Veterans Affairs Commission. The move comes amid reports that he is under investigation by the District Attorney’s Office.


Advocates Protest Suit In Philly Halting Step Toward Lowering Wage Gap

Renee explains how she is pretty sure her salary history is costing her a couple of thousand dollars a year.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/23/2017

Repairs To Ben Franklin’s Grave In Old City Complete

The grave that holds Benjamin Franklin and his wife, Deborah, has occupied the cemetery for 225 years, but repairs took just over six weeks.


It’s Spring Cleaning In Philadelphia, Including City Hall’s Billy Penn

Scaffolding is up around the top of Philadelphia City Hall, blocking its most famous feature.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/21/2017

Environmentalists Protest SEPTA’s Planned Facility In Nicetown

SEPTA says the plant is actually meant to improve the environment.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/21/2017

An Outsider Wins Fans In His First Year As Philadelphia Fire Commissioner

Adam Thiel knew he had his work cut out for him, one year ago.


Opioid Epidemic Task Force Releases First Findings

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s “Opioid Epidemic Task Force” released its findings on Friday, which featured 18 recommendations.


Silt Build-Up In Schuylkill At Worrying Levels

Some may not notice, but there is a growing problem under the water.


City Councilman Withdraws Manayunk Apartment Bill

Philadelphia City Councilman Curtis Jones has halted a project to redevelop St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Manayunk.


Krasner Looks To Ease Concerns Of Police, Prosecutors Who See Him As Enemy

Despite his decisive margin of victory, Krasner was beseiged almost immediately by accusations of being soft on crime, anti-police and anti-prosecutor.


polling station

Progressive Wing Of Philly’s Democratic Party Asserts Itself In Big Way In Primary Election

Turn out in Tuesday’s primary election was low in Philadelphia. But, among Democrats, the results show that progressive voters came out in the highest numbers.


Philadelphia Files Suit Against Wells Fargo For ‘Discriminatory Lending’

The city claims that the bank targets minority borrowers for high cost, high risk loans.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/15/2017

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Pennsylvanians To Head To Polls For Primary Day

In Philadelphia, the major parties will choose candidates for District Attorney, City Controller and judgeships.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/15/2017

Philly Voters Get To Choose How City Awards Contracts

Voters in Philadelphia will be asked to decide on an arcane bit of city business when they go to the polls on Tuesday.


Chestnut Hill Appeals Anti-Discrimination Ruling

Chestnut Hill College continues its effort to exempt itself from Pennsylvania’s anti-discrimination laws.


New Law Makes Sidewalk Traveling Easier During Construction

Relief may be in sight for Philadelphia pedestrians.


American Beverage Association Continues To Oppose Beverage Tax

The American Beverage Association reported spending about $1.7 million in the first quarter of this year to oppose Philadelphia’s beverage tax, including ads on TV and radio.


Philadelphia School Reform Commission Fills Fifth Member

Philadelphia School Reform Commission has its full five members with the confirmation with former state welfare secretary Estelle Richman.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/10/2017

Signs Of Progress In Philly Teachers Contract Stalemate

There appears to be progress in the four-year-old contract stalemate between the Philadelphia school district and its teachers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/10/2017

Parking Authority Billboards That Have Some Residents Alarmed

Philadelphia Parking Authority will ask the zoning board, Wednesday afternoon.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/09/2017

Big Data Pays Off For Philadelphia City And School District

The Revenue Department testified at city budget hearings, that it found $4 million for the district with a newly-completed “data warehouse.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/09/2017

Controllers Primary Pits Three-Term Incumbent Against Political Novice

In the race for Philadelphia’s city controller, three-term incumbent Alan Butkovitz faces a challenge from a first-time candidate Rebecca Rhynhart.


Concerns Over PECO Substation Lead To City Council Hearing

Philadelphia city council will hold public hearings on PECO’s plan to put an electric substation in the Wynnefield section of West Philadelphia, and the district councilman has concerns.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/06/2017

Philly Police Get Boost In Effort To Prevent Overdose Deaths

With the price of the life-saving drug Naloxone skyrocketing, a private foundation has stepped in to help Philadelphia police keep a ready supply for its officers, and the drug is in high demand already this year.




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