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

(File photo by KYW's Hadas Kuznits)

3 Taxi Medallions Sold by Phila. Parking Authority, At Bargain-Basement Prices

Finally, success for the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s taxi medallion auction. But the price was far from what the PPA originally hoped for.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/06/2015

Camden, NJ City Hall, where the office of the Camden Redevelopment Agency is located. (File photo by John Ostapkovich)

City Officials Proceed With Plans To Make Luxury Condos Out Of Camden Building Rated In Dangerous Condition

The building at Front and Cooper Street is owned by the Camden Redevelopment Agency. In September, the city’s code enforcement division told the agency the building was dangerous and should be demolished, but the only apparent response was the placing of a fence around the ten-story hulk.

05/06/2015

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Broad Street Run Had Lots of Medical Care Ready to Respond — Some Obvious, Some Not

It was no accident that help was nearby whenever runners suffered health problems at last Sunday’s Broad Street Run.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/05/2015

After receiving a fresh supply of ammunition and water flown in by helicopter, men of the US 173rd Airborne Brigade continue on a jungle 'Search and Destroy' patrol in Phuc Tuy Province, Vietnam, June 1966. An armored personnel carrier provides security on the landing zone in the background. (Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

On The 50th Anniversary Of U.S. Ground Troops Landing In Vietnam, A Philadelphia Veteran Remembers

The Army seemed like a good place for Robert Toporek. In 1965, he was an 18-year-old high school drop-out who’d never even heard of Vietnam.

05/05/2015

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St. Joe’s Suspends Softball Team After Investigation Into Hazing Allegations

The University cut the season short on Friday, announcing that a Community Standards Review process that begun a month ago concluded there had been violations.

05/02/2015

The Philadelphia Museum of Art held a special ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday night to unveil a new exhibit. (credit: Dan Wing/KYW)

‘Ink And Gold’ Exhibition Winding Down At The PMA

The Kano school of painting dominated Japanese art for nearly four centuries, but few Americans are familiar with the works produced for Shogun castles and temples through the late 1800s.

05/02/2015

(KYW Newsradio's Pat Loeb, at her desk, with her race t-shirt and number for Sunday's Broad Street Run.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Broad Street Runners Get Their Numbers And Their Mojo For Sunday’s Event

One of the exciting preliminaries for Broad Street Run participants is picking up their race numbers beforehand at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/01/2015

(Bridesburg Elementary School.  School district photo)

Some Parents Still Upset With Revised Registration List at Bridesburg Elementary

A change in kindergarten registration procedures at a Philadelphia public elementary school has drawn the expected protest by some parents whose kids were accepted, then rejected, for admission next year.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/01/2015

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Mild Fight Back Against Controversial Anti-Muslim Ads On SEPTA Buses

Those controversial, anti-Islamic ads on SEPTA buses end this week, but a group of protesters say they’ll continue their quiet campaign against the ads to the very end.

04/29/2015

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

Montco Judge Quickly Airs Documents From Grand Jury Probe of Kathleen Kane

In a brief motions hearing this morning, Kane’s lawyer asked that the grand jury materials be released. But the judge’s compliance and speed in doing so was surprising.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/27/2015

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane. (credit: David Spunt)

Pennsylvania Attorney General To Get Chance To Argue Against Judge’s Contempt Hearing

A three judge panel in Montgomery County will hear motions Monday morning on why the Kathleen Kane should not have to explain why she fired her chief deputy.

04/27/2015

Hotel Monaco (Credit: John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Hotel Rooms Get The Once Over By DNC Planners

Convention and Visitors bureau vice president Julie Graham says an inspection team will be visiting 56 hotels, to help them match delegates with accommodations.

04/27/2015

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Officials Say One Philadelphia Public School Played Favorites With Enrollments

“The policy is very clear — it’s first come, first served,” says a school district official who uncovered irregularities.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/24/2015

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3 Philly Cops Charged In Unrelated Cases

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s office has announced the arrest of three police officers, in three separate and unrelated cases. The charges range from animal cruelty to theft.

04/23/2015

(L-R, outside the new recycling center: Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri; Sun Ray, the "Philadelphia More Beautiful" mascot; Curby Bucket, the city's recycling mascot; and deputy streets commissioner Donald Carlton.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

City Opens Its Fifth Large-Item Trash Dropoff Center, in West Philadelphia

“We see this, in its humble way, as a part of Earth Day, in keeping the environment and the streets of Philadelphia cleaner,” David Perri said at today’s dedication.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

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