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, metro editor of the Washington Post, and is the mother of four amazing children: Katie Loeb of New York City, manager of the Manhattan Inn and Glasslands; David, a student at Temple; Frances, a student-athlete at Johns Hopkins; and Julia, a student at CU-Boulder.
Connect with Pat Loeb on Twitter: @PatLoeb
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Democratic Assemblyman John Wisniewski said using the George Washington Bridge, a public resource, for political payback, a private use, violates federal and state laws.
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Pennsylvania Welfare Department officials planned to take testimony, today, on the state’s plan to expand Medicaid under certain conditions.
The hearing was originally scheduled for the morning, but interest in the hearings has been high and registration filled so quickly that the department added an afternoon session. And that filled up, too.
Thousands lined Broad Street to watch the parade which included some spectacular acts, with sets, elaborate costumes and choreography.
The Countdown to Noon was accompanied by cheers as hundreds of parents and children crowded under the dome to watch the Please Touch Museum’s version of the ball drop.
Affordable Care Act advocates tried to put the best face on things while an overhaul of the web site was quickly undertaken.
The public comment period on the bids closes at 5pm on December 31st.
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November marked the first time in the 80-year history of the food stamp program that benefits were cut across the board to all 47-million recipients at once. The New Year may hold even more cuts.