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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

(Children eat breakfast and use coloring books on the first day of school for kindergartners at Kipp Elementary, on W. Westmoreland Street.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philly Pre-K Providers Answer Call For New Seats

As Philadelphia gears up to expand pre-kindergarten citywide, 85 early childhood centers have applied to provide new slots for pre-schoolers.


NASHVILLE, :  US President Bill Clinton clinches his fist during a 27 October speech on welfare reform at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The US general election is two weeks away on 05 Novemeber.  (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO Paul J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Twenty Years Since Welfare Reform, So How’s It Doing?

Monday marks twenty years since the US ended one long-running social services experiment and started a new one.


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Officials: Overdose Deaths Involving Fentanyl Up 600% Since 2013

Philadelphia health officials say overdose deaths involving the drug fentanyl continue to rise, despite years of warnings.

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Aetna Leaving Pennsylvania’s Health Insurance Marketplace

The company insures about 31,000 people statewide, but they won’t lose health coverage.


Councilwoman Cindy Bass (credit: Pat Loeb)

Local African-American Leaders Take Active Roll In Clinton Campaign

Dozens of local African-American Democrats have signed on to a new effort within the Hillary Clinton campaign.


PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 16: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton waves to the crowd during a voter registration event on August 16, 2016 at West Philadelphia High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Clinton warned voters not to be complacent and to work to get out the vote and maintain her lead. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton Returns To Philly To Recruit New Voters

Hillary Clinton rallied voters at West Philadelphia High School Tuesday afternoon, returning to the city where she was nominated for the first time since the Convention.


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Hillary Clinton Returns To Philadelphia To Launch Voter Registration Drive

Hillary Clinton will be back in Philadelphia Tuesday for the first time since claiming the Democratic presidential nomination here.


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Expert Offers Advice On How Media Should Respond To Trump’s Latest Attack

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump fired another volley in his war against journalists yesterday.


Philadelphia City Councilman David Oh (Credit: Pat Loeb)

City Official Leveling Playing Field For Philadelphia HS Athletes

David Oh is sponsoring an effort to help students leverage their sports prowess for bigger things.


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Philadelphia Wants To Crack Down On Tax Delinquents

The city is actively pursuing a tax lien sale.


85-year-old Sam Foster (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philly’s Oldest Shelter Resident Thwarted In Attempts To Reunite With Family In England

Sam Foster, 85, is still in shelter, trying to clear yet another hurdle.


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DNC Homeless Strategy Has Lasting Impact For Some In Phila.

The city spent $86,000 on 20 additional outreach workers and 100 additional shelter beds designated for “respite” during the convention.


Mayor Kenney speaking at the "Strengthening Families Summit" in Philadelphia. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Mayor Rallies Child Welfare Professionals, Parents At ‘Summit’

The event was billed as a “Strengthening Families Summit.”


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The Bills For The Soda Tax Are In; What Each Group Spent In Fighting And Advocating

The American Beverage Association outspent soda tax supporters by four-to-one, in the bruising battle to stop the tax from passing Philadelphia City Council, a battle it lost.


US Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump speaks at Trump Tower in New York on April 26,2016 after winning primaries in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware. (credit: KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)

PA Veterans Concerned With Trump’s Comments Towards Military

Two Pennsylvania veterans have joined General John Allen’s warning: that republican Donald Trump’s verbal attacks on members of the military, and their families, could presage conflict with the armed forces if Trump becomes commander-in-chief.




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