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

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Federal immigration authorities have stopped issuing weekly reports on sanctuary cities, after just three weeks, following complaints that the reports were riddled with errors.


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Philadelphia ‘Unity Cup’ Soccer Tournament Gets New Venue

This year, Citizens Bank Park’s not available, but the championships will still have a premier venue.


Philadelphia Enjoys Banner Year In Tourism

Philadelphia hotels set a record in 2016, raking in more than $600-million with a 78 percent occupancy rate.


Independence Blue Cross, Penn Medicine Join Forces To Improve Health Care

Independence Blue Cross and Penn Medicine will work together trying to improve health care, while reducing costs.


Philadelphia Honors Prisoners Of War With Chair Unveiling

Mayor Jim Kenney, city council members and Congressman Bob Brady joined local veterans Monday for the ceremonial unveiling of a chair.


Philadelphia International Airport Continues To Be Economic Engine, Study Shows

The study is the first look at the airport’s economic impact in more than a decade.


PA Court Rules Catholic Colleges Subject To Anti-Discrimination Laws

Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has ruled that Chestnut Hill College is subject to state anti-discrimination laws despite its Catholic affiliation.


Philadelphia Officials Dispute Weekly Immigration Report

For the second time, two Philadelphia cases are in a federal report on illegal immigrants charged with crimes but released from custody.


Philadelphia City Council Casts Vote On Electric Vehicle Parking

In a body that passes most bills unanimously, the 11 to six vote shows this one was controversial.


Philadelphia’s Chamber Of Commerce Sues To Halt City Pay Equity Law

The Chamber of Commerce is challenging the law as a First Amendment issue.


Commonwealth Court Hears Legal Challenge To Phila. Beverage Tax

The soda industry raised several objections to the tax’s legality.


Commonwealth Court To Hear Arguments Seeking To Make Philly Drink Tax Illegal

A Commonwealth Court panel will hear arguments, Wednesday, in a lawsuit seeking to have Philadelphia’s beverage tax declared illegal.


New Law Aimed At Cracking Down On Predatory Towing Prompts Lawsuit Against City

Property owners and towing companies are asking that a new law protecting car owners be overturned.


Debate Over Fare Increase Sheds Light On Plight Of Philly Taxi Drivers

Ride-share services are costing taxi companies income, but any attempt to make it up with higher fares could doom them.


Philadelphia Reassesses Taxes For Its Biggest Property Owners

Recent reforms in Philadelphia’s property tax assessment system have finally caught up with commercial properties, and tax bills going out this month will reflect the new assessments and most will be higher.


City Council Has Questions As PPA Adopts Budget With Rate Increases

The Philadelphia Parking Authority Board adopted a new budget, Friday, that assumes meter rates and ticket fines will go up this year, but any increases would have to clear city council first.


Electric Vehicle Legislation Sparks Tension At City Council

Electric car owners squared off against their neighbors in Philadelphia city council, today, over a bill that would end electric-car-only parking spaces in the city.


City Council Passes Increases In Fees For Local Businesses

Philadelphia city council, today, raised fees for dozens of kinds of licenses and permits needed to do business in the city, and only one council member voted against the fee hikes.


Pa. Attorney General Joins Investigation Into Special Election Fraud Complaints

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is joining an investigation of last week’s special election for a North Philadelphia state house seat.


City Council Begins Budget Hearings Amid Many Uncertainties

Philadelphia city council began their annual grilling of budget officials, Tuesday, in the first day of budget hearings, But some of the biggest concerns were outside the city’s control.


Election Watchdog Groups Take Legal Action Against Philadelphia City Commissioners

Philadelphia’s election watchdog groups have made no secret about wanting to disband the city commissioners.


Fight Over Philly Beverage Tax Goes On: ‘I Am Not Going To Apologize’

Philadelphia’s beverage tax passed council by a wide margin, took effect in January, and in its first two months, raised nearly 12-Million dollars for anti-poverty programs.


State House Special Election Votes Are In, It Just May Not Be Over Yet

The city commissioners finished counting the votes, from Tuesday’s special election for state representative from the 197th district in North Philadelphia. But the results already face several challenges. 


Philly Parks Dept. Re-Ups For ‘Parks On Tap’ Pop-up Beer Garden Series

While we’re in the grip of this last gasp of winter, you can look forward to this summer’s roll-out of “Parks on Tap,” a series of pop-up beer gardens in Philadelphia parks, and they start in less than two months.


Local Officials Urge ‘No’ Vote On GOP’s New Health Insurance Plan

Philadelphia officials are warning the law would harm hundreds of thousands of Philadelphians, and they are urging local congressman to vote no.


A First For Pennsylvania: LGBT-Friendly Housing Exclusively For Homeless Youth

Youth, 18 to 23, are among the fastest-growing segment of the homeless — and a disproportionate 40 percent are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.


City On First ICE List Refusing Requests To Detain Criminal Illegal Immigrants

Federal officials have released a list of cases in which local law enforcement declined to detain people wanted by immigration authorities.


Lawyers Could Ease Philadelphia ‘Eviction Crisis,’ Council Members Hear

City council members heard testimony Monday that many of the thousands of evictions in Philadelphia, each year, could be avoided if the tenants had lawyers.


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Special Election For The Pennsylvania House Gets Even More Special

Voters from Pennsylvania’s 197th House district will go to the polls, Tuesday, for a special election for state representative.


Local Impact Of Republican Healthcare Plan

Last week’s report from the Congressional Budget Office on the Republican health insurance plan set off alarm bells for health care advocates, because it said 24 million Americans would lose their coverage.




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