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

Blue Cross Chairman Speaks On GOP Healthcare Plan

One major figure in the insurance industry is urging them to keep trying to come up with a plan that can pass.


Board To Decide Fate Of Seth Williams’ Pension

There’s likely to be more bad news for former District Attorney Seth Williams.


Philadelphia City Finances Get Thumbs Up, With A Few Caveats

PICA Board’s Executive Director Harvey Rice says the city is showing a better fund balance in the plan than it has in past years.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/18/2017

Activists Use History To Argue For EPA Funding

“The fluid with which I am writing, I have labeled Schuylkill ink,” Lela Gardner said as she read a letter to the editor.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/18/2017

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City Campaign Looks To Make Recycling More Efficient

The city says they are trying to clear things up but its education campaign sometimes makes things murkier.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/18/2017

Stakes High For Philadelphia In New Senate Healthcare Bill

Senate Republican leaders are pushing through with a plan to vote on a new version of health care legislation this week, despite divisions within the party and opposition outside of it.


Philadelphia Holds Annual ‘Strengthening Families’ Summit

As the number of children in Philadelphia’s child welfare system climbed in the last few years, officials tried a new approach.


Soda Industry Appeals Legal Ruling On Beverage Tax

As expected, the soda industry is appealing a Commonwealth Court ruling that Philadelphia’s Beverage Tax is legal.


William Penn Statue

Cleanup Of William Penn Statue Complete

The William Penn statue on top of City Hall will soon emerge from scaffolding.


City Councilwoman Faces Down Bulldozer, Developer Cries Foul

Philadelphia City Councilwoman Cherelle Parker and several of her constituents stopped a bulldozer on Thursday to keep it from demolishing a house in Mt. Airy.


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Philadelphia’s Beverage Tax Gets Boost Against Critics

Although Mayor Jim Kenney welcomes the support he says he had nothing to do with it.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/12/2017

Special Graduation Ceremony Is Putting Lives Back On Track

The five are graduates of an innovative program to give first time drug offenders a second chance.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/12/2017

2 Schools To Join Philadelphia’s Community Schools Initiative

Two more Philadelphia public schools will become “community schools,” with an infusion of extra services for students and their families. The expansion is smaller than was planned.


Philadelphia’s New Effort To Reduce Childhood Mortality

The effort should eventually lead to healthier adults, as well.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/11/2017

DA Nominee Larry Krasner’s Law Firm Is Going Out Of Business, Sort Of

Krasner is getting a jump-start on a step he’d have to make anyway if he was to win the race in November for DA.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/10/2017

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Planning Begins In Philadelphia For America’s 250th Birthday

Some prominent Philadelphians have been selected for the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission: the group that’s planning the nation’s 250th birthday.


Sen. Casey Recruiting For Fight Against GOP Health Care Bill

Casey held an event in the Mayor’s Reception Room on Friday aimed at getting opponents of the bill to lobby against it.


Mint Officials Silent Following Report Of ‘Ethnic Intimidation’

U.S. Mint officials and union leaders representing workers at the Mint in Philadelphia have gone silent after the New York Times reported on an incident of ethnic intimidation there.


Pennsylvania Officials Get Earful On Proposed Cuts To Winter Heating Assistance

State officials took testimony Wednesday on their proposal to cut the LIHEAP energy assistance program.


Sessions Cancels Planned Visit To Philadelphia

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was to meet with federal, state and local law enforcement about sanctuary cities and efforts to combat violent crime.


Bells Older Than US Declaration Still Chime For 4th Of July In Old City

Reverend Tim Safford says they’ve been hanging in the belfry of Christ Church in Old City since 1754.


Negotiations Continue Between Philadelphia, 3 Of Its 4 Unions

Contracts between Philadelphia and three of its unions expired Friday, but there’s no sign of any job action. 


More Than $93K Seized At Philly Airport From Qatar-Bound Family

No charges were filed, but it may be a cautionary tale for anyone flying overseas this summer.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/03/2017

This Proposal Looks To Help Taxis Compete With Ride-Sharing

One taxi fleet owner has proposed a low-tech idea to help them compete.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/01/2017

State Officials Turn Down Presidential Request For Voter Information

Pennsylvania will NOT turn over its voter registration files to a Presidential Commission, calling the request an attempt at voter suppression.


City Funds Legal Assistance To Ease Eviction Crisis

Tenants in Philadelphia will get the help they need to avoid being evicted, with the passage of $500,000 in city funding for legal assistance.


Potential Problems With Three of Four Philadelphia Dispensaries

Of the four sites in Philadelphia awarded marijuana dispensary licenses by the state on Thursday only two have the required city permits, and one of those has been the center of controversy because of its proximity to a day care provider.


Shake Up At Mayor’s Fund For Philly; Credit Cards Eliminated

The Mayor’s Fund is making major changes, after a city controller’s report found dubious spending by its previous board chairman

CBS 3–06/28/2017

Coalition Asks Chamber To End Its Legal Challenge To Wage Equity Law

The request came from a coalition of groups representing women and workers, but the Chamber declined to respond.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/27/2017

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Child Health Care Providers, Parents Give Their Own Score To Senate’s Proposed Health Care Bill

 With the Senate health care bill on the fast track, local child health care providers and their patients’ parents talked about the impact it would have on them.




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