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

(Councilman Curtis Jones speaks with reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Voters Make Commission On African-American Males Permanent

The Commission was convened by former mayor Michael Nutter in 2009 and has looked at issues such as violence, education and economic disparity, and criminal justice, that impact African-American men and boys disproportionately.


Hillary Clinton addresses crowd during campaign rally at City Hall. (credit: David Spunt)

Clinton Rallies Supporters At City Hall On Eve Of Pennsylvania Primary

The Democratic front-runner in Tuesday’s Pennsylvania primary, Hillary Clinton, spent one last night campaigning in the courtyard of Philadelphia’s City Hall.


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Phila. Election Officials Urge Voters To Check Location Of Their Polling Place

Philadelphia election officials are urging voters to take a few minutes, today, to help things go smoothly tomorrow


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PA Ballot Question To Determine Fate Of Philadelphia Traffic Court

Every Pennsylvania voter will be asked a question on Tuesday’s primary ballot: Should Philadelphia Traffic Court be abolished? It’s a formality that will simply solidify something that’s already happened.


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Deteriorating Walnut Lane Golf Club Teeing Off Neighbors In Roxborough

Neighbors of Philadelphia’s Walnut Lane Golf Club in Roxboro say the condition of the course has deteriorated sharply over the last two years, with no signs that improvements coming. Park officials are pleading poverty.


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Local Issue Makes Its Way Into Presidential Race

The Democratic candidates have picked sides and are going to battle over it.


Darrell Clarke speaking about steps he wants Philadelphia gun owners to take. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Official Aims To Prevent Accidental Gun Shootings By Children

“It is clearly a problem,” says Philadelphia city council president Darrell Clarke.


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Late Court Ruling Sends Pa. Election Officials Scrambling

Voters in Pennsylvania are being asked to raise the retirement age for judges to 75, except their answers won’t count.


Councilman Mark Squilla helps give money away to local arts organizations. (credit: Pat Loeb)

City Officials Distribute Cultural Fund Grants To Local Arts Organizations

Philadelphia city officials distributed more than $2.5-million to local arts organizations on Wednesday.


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‘Occupy Philly’ Members Settle Lawsuit With City

Twenty-five people arrested when police shut down the “Occupy Philly” encampment at City Hall four years ago have agreed to settle their civil rights suit against the city and police.


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Philadelphia Fire Department Looks To Reduce 911 Calls From So-Called “Superusers”

The Philadelphia Fire Department is battling a costly phenomenon. That is, “superusers:” People or places that call for emergency services more than 40 times a year.


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Mayor Kenney Teams Up With Other Mayors; Joins Fight Against Discrimination

Chief executives from 11 cities have joined Mayors Against Discrimination, announcing they won’t do business with North Carolina or Mississippi and won’t allow public funds to be used for travel to those states.


"Polished" author Calvin Purnell (Credit: Pat Loeb)

From Mistakes To Management, Local Executive Wants To Help Others

A young IBM executive, once incarcerated, has put all his mentoring tips in a new book.


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100 Days Away From DNC, Officials Confident City Will Be Ready

Officials are satisfied with where the planning stands.


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Philadelphia To Host “International” Soccer Tournament

The tournament is designed to show unity among the city’s diverse ethnic groups.




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