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

(Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane, in 2013 file photo.  Credit: Bill Roswell)

Lawyer For AG Kane Responds To Report That Grand Jury Recommended Charges Against Her

Davis stresses he is not confirming the Inquirer’s report and re-asserts that Kane has done nothing wrong or illegal.

01/08/2015

File photo: Shale gas burns at the Consol Energy Horizontal Gas Drilling Rig, exploring the Marcellus Shale outside the town of Waynesburg, PA on April 13, 2012. It is estimated that more than 500 trillion cubic feet of shale gas is contained in this stretch of rock that runs through parts of Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and West Virginia. (Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

A Blow To PA Conservationists On Public Land Drilling

The Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation (PEDF) sued to halt any additional leases in state parks and forests, and to make sure proceeds from current leases were put into mitigating the impacts of drilling.

01/08/2015

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As Tax Season Nears, Those Insured Through Obamacare Have Extra Figuring To Do

People who bought health insurance through the federal marketplace last year face extra steps on their 2014 tax returns, and maybe extra taxes too.

01/08/2015

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Philadelphia Firefighters See Sharp Increase In Emergency Calls In 2014

The Philadelphia fire department’s year-end review found a sharp increase in the number of calls and the number of fatalities in 2014.

01/04/2015

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46 Bottom Dollar Grocery Stores In Philadelphia Set To Close On January 15

Customers have less than two weeks left to shop at Bottom Dollar Food stores. The company says all 46 stores in the Philadelphia area will close January 15th.

01/02/2015

(The "Healthy PA" web site, healthypa.com)

With Short Window for Corbett-Backed Medicaid Expansion Plan, Experts Urge Attention

A full year in the making, “Healthy PA” is unlikely to survive far beyond its first month. Governor-elect Tom Wolf has said he intends to replace it with a straight Medicaid expansion.

01/02/2015

(The scene where Joseph Pacini was killed.  Credit: Justin Udo/ KYW)

In Drexel Hill Shooting, Police Get Reminder of Volatility of Some Mental Illnesses

Though mental health advocates say only a tiny percentage of mentally ill people become involved with law enforcement, it’s enough of a problem that police departments routinely send officers for crisis intervention training.

12/31/2014

Chief Justice Ron Castille, in file photo. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio)

After 21 Years On PA Supreme Court, Chief Justice Ron Castille Steps Down

Justice Castille calculates 43 years in public service: first as a marine in Vietnam, where he lost a leg, then 20 years as Philadelphia District Attorney, and 21 as a Justice, including 8 as Chief Justice.

12/31/2014

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Phila. Protesters Say Gay Men Shouldn’t Be Singled Out When Donating Blood

The group says recent policy changes by the FDA on blood donations from homosexual men doesn’t go far enough.

12/30/2014

New York City police officers attend the wake of fellow NYPD officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church on December 26, 2014 in the Glendale neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was killed along with NYPD officer Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car on December 20. (Credit: Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Police Officers Head To New York For Funeral Of Slain Officer

The Fraternal Order of Police organized buses to take Philadelphia officers to join thousands of others at the Queens church where Officer Ramos will be memorialized.

12/27/2014

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Philadelphia Taxi Companies Take Uber To Court

Dozens of Philadelphia taxi companies are asking a federal judge to shut down their rival, Uber car service.

12/26/2014

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Polluting Power Plants Closing At Record Numbers, Leaving Concerns About Adequate Energy Supply

PJM Interconnection says a record number of power plants will retire this spring, to comply with tougher emission standards, taking with them some 12,000 megawatts of electricity generation.

12/26/2014

Santa and his elves paid a visit to St. Christopher's Hospital on Christmas Eve. (Credit: Pat Loeb

Merry ‘Chris-Mas!’ Santa Visits Sick Children At St. Christopher’s Hospital

Christmas can be a difficult holiday for sick children and their families, but there are people willing to go the extra mile to raise their spirits.

12/24/2014

Leslie Poprik, BJ Capelli and Berklee in their home with the giant check from Wells Fargo. (credit: Pat Loeb)

Montgomery County Couple Sings About Their Home, Wins Enough Money To Buy It

This will be a very special Christmas for a newlywed couple in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. They’ll be celebrating in their own home, thanks in part, to a quarter of a million dollar prize they won for their song about their home.

12/21/2014

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Police Deliver Holiday Meals To Families In Camden

There have been a lot of changes in Camden’s police department but the Hispanic Officer Society is carrying on a tradition it started 15 years ago: delivering Christmas dinner to needy Camden families.

12/19/2014

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