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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

(The Philadelphia Museum of Art, top, and the Fairmount Water Works, in 2009 file photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

Philadelphia Art Museum Preparing to Show Off Its Renovation Plan

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is getting ready for a new exhibit and the subject is… itself.

05/30/2014

Paulsboro train derailment scene (Credit: American Red Cross)

Report: Most Residents of Paulsboro, NJ Got Sick After 2012 Derailment and Spill

A New Jersey health department survey finds the majority of residents in a town where a train derailed and released a noxious gas reported new or worsening health problems within weeks.

05/29/2014

(Photo by Pat Loeb)

US Sen. Bob Casey Joins Call For Veterans’ Health Care Accountability

Appearing with a pair of US military veterans, Casey (at lectern) said the average time for the VA to process disability claims in Pennsylvania is now 300 days.

05/28/2014

(US Rep. Pat Toomey, at lectern, is flanked by, from left, Pa. state representative Thomas Murt, state senator Stewart Greenleaf, and  Stewart Hickey of Amvets.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Toomey Wants To Let US Veterans Sue Over Long Waits For Treatment

US senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is weighing in on the scandal over long wait times in the Veterans Administration medical system.

05/27/2014

Vince Sangmeister (credit: Pat Loeb)

New Exhibit Tells Stories Of Homeless War Veterans Through Photos, Video

Project HOME, this week, will open an exhibit of photographs and a video telling the stories of homeless veterans.

05/26/2014

(File photo:  Credit: Steve Butler)

Local Environmental Group Campaigns To Stop Rutgers Study Of Ocean Floor

Rutgers University scientists plan to explore the impact of sea level rise. Local groups are trying to stop the expedition.

05/25/2014

(Philadelphia Traffic Court operations were placed under the control of Municipal Court after the ticket-fixing scandal broke.  Photo by KYW's Ed Fischer)

Surprise Guilty Plea in Philadelphia Traffic Court Ticket-Fixing Case

One of the defendants in the federal ticket-fixing case against six former Traffic Court judges and two businessmen pleaded guilty today.

05/22/2014

(City Council president Darrell Clarke, during hearings on the school district's next budget.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

School Officials Renew Their Plea For Funding At City Council

Philadelphia school officials told city council, today, the deadline for massive lay-offs is getting close and a failure to to come up with funding will mean dire conditions in schools next year.

05/21/2014

(credit:  Jessica Kourkounis/ Getty Images)

City Worker’s Pay Raise Rests In The Hands Of Voters

Philadelphia voters will be deciding on three ballot questions in tomorrow’s election, including one that would give a raise to thousands of workers in the city.

05/19/2014

(Bidders and observers at an auction of Kensington properties.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Dozens of Kensington Properties, Once Part of Scam, Auctioned Off

Now, the new owners say they’ll fix them up to rent them.

05/14/2014

(Beth Simonetti Gallelli speaks to students at Father Judge High School about the dangers of swimming in unprotected creeks and streams.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

NE Philadelphia’s Woman Personal Story Is Warning About Swimming in Creeks

One sunny day in July, 1996, Beth Simonetti Gallelli’s son went to Pennypack Creek with a high-spirited friend who fell in while clowning around, and got swept away.

05/13/2014

File photo: the main entrance of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, on North Broad Street at Cherry. (Credit: Randall E. Scott)

Labor Battle Brewing At Pa. Convention Center

Union Carpenters and Teamsters signed a new agreement with the Convention Center today, but Center officials say it’s too late and their employment there will end after tomorrow.

05/09/2014

(Credit: Joe Raedle/ Getty Images)

Yearlong Backlog in Philadelphia Child Custody Cases

Philadelphia Family Court statistics show the backlog in child custody cases has been growing for the last three years.

05/08/2014

Bill Hunt (credit: AgustaWestland Philadelphia)

CEO Of Helicopter Manufacturer To Receive Award From Philadelphia World Trade Center

William Hunt gives new meaning to the term “helicopter parent.” The father of five is also the CEO of AgustaWestland Philadelphia, a helicopter manufacturer in the northeast — not far from where he grew up.

05/08/2014

File photo: the main entrance of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, on North Broad Street at Cherry. (Credit: Randall E. Scott)

Some Unions Agree to Relaxed Work Rules at Pa. Conventon Center

The agreement allows exhibitors to do more for themselves.

05/06/2014

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