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

Pressure On Congressman Brady As Subpoena For His Emails Is Unsealed

A federal judge has unsealed an affidavit for a subpoena seeking Congressman Bob Brady’s emails, in connection with a case involving his 2012 re-election campaign.


Mayor Kenney Vows To Fight To Keep Haitians Under Protected Status In Philly

Philadelphia officials want to keep their residents who are Haitians, living here under Temporary Protected Status. They held a news conference Wednesday to denounce a Trump administration plan to end protected status for Haitians.


Displaced Hurricane Maria Survivors Find New Home In Philadelphia

Sanchez says Pennsylvania is expected to get the second-highest number of hurricane emigres, after Florida.


ACA Enrollment Off To Fast Start, But Deadline Looms

Independence Blue Cross reports that enrollment in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act marketplace is off to a record-breaking start: up 35 percent over last year.



Philly Teen Claims He Was Kicked Off Basketball Team For Not Observing National Anthem

The ACLU of Kansas is investigating whether a Philadelphia teenager was kicked off his college basketball team, earlier this month, because he failed to stop warming up during the national anthem.


What Are Philly’s Chances To Host Amazon Headquarters?

At least a dozen publications have ranked the Amazon contenders but no two have the same list.


Philadelphia Sheriff Faces Sexual Harassment Complaints

Philadelphia Sheriff Jewell Williams is resisting calls that he step aside in the wake of sexual harassment complaints from three women who work, or have worked, for him.


City Council Advances Parking Ticket Amnesty Bill

Philadelphia city council’s finance committee has advanced a bill that would grant amnesty for parking tickets issued more than five years ago.


Delinquent Tax Collection Plan Causes Division In City Council

Philadelphia City Councilman Allan Domb introduced his long-awaited proposal to collect delinquent taxes through a controversial method called “securitization.”


Federal Judge Grants Philadelphia’s Request For Injunction Against Attorney General Sessions

The city asked for the injunction after the Justice Department threatened a $1.7 million grant unless the city changed its policy on sharing information with federal immigration agents.


Philadelphia Takes Serious Look At Homeless Youth, Hope For Ending It

The study by researchers from a University of Chicago program found 569 people, between 13 and 25, as homeless or unstably housed in the city.


Kenney Administration Releases Plan To Reduce Philly’s Carbon Footprint

The plan outlines steps that can be taken to reduce carbon output by 80 percent over the next three decades.


Philadelphia Democrats Ask Constituents To Protest GOP Tax Plan

Local democrats are trying to get families to contact area republican congressmen to protest the plan.


Abandoned North Philadelphia School Converted Into Housing For Veterans

The former Spring Garden Elementary is now the Lural Lee Blevins Veterans Center.


Local Officials Seek Help From Constituents To Defeat GOP Tax Plan

Local elected officials are urging constituents to call Congressman Pat Meehan about the Republican tax plan.


Philadelphia Revenue Department Improves Property Tax Collection

Officials say they’ve reduced the number of delinquencies by almost a third over the last four years.


City Government Using Grant To Improve Resident Relations

Two Philadelphia city government departments will be working on customer relations, with a grant from the Knight Foundation.


Medicaid Rule Change Proposals May Ring A Bell For Pennsylvanians

The Administrator for Medicaid has announced changes to the program that could make it harder to get. The suggested changes could impact more than 600,000 Pennsylvanians in the program.


Philadelphia Voters To Elect City’s Next Top Prosecutor

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s election pits a Progressive Democrat against a Moderate Republican in a race that could be closer than the city’s lopsided registration would suggest.


Falling Victim To Squatters: Homeowners Give Emotional Testimony About ‘Growing Problem’ In Philly

A Philadelphia city council committee voted against a bill that would have helped homeowners evict illegal squatters, after four hours of contentious, often emotional, testimony.


A Look At ‘Curb Side’ Voting Ahead Of Election Day

Tuesday is election day and among the choices voters will make are very, very local races for election officials: a judge and inspector for each polling place.


The Cost Of Philadelphia’s Amazon HQ Bid

The bills are coming in for Philadelphia’s bid to win Amazon’s second corporate headquarters, but most of the money is staying right here.


Jim Kenney

Mayor Kenney’s School Plan Gets Overwhelming Support

Mayor Kenney’s plan received overwhelming approval from educational activists, business leaders, and other elected officials, though they all have their own ideas about how it should play out.


Pennsylvania Lawmakers Unveil Bills To Restore Birth Control Coverage To ACA

State legislators are introducing a package of bills that would restore birth control coverage to insurance plans in Pennsylvania.


Poverty: City Council Members Hold Exercise In Understanding

Councilman Curtis Jones was one of Tuesday’s organizers of the “poverty simulation.”


4 Election Workers Charged With Fraud, Voter Intimidation

The 43rd ward, 7th division got just 24 voters for the special election in March, but the charges allege that the officials interfered with at least five of them.


Enrollment Begins This Week For Health Insurance Marketplace

The enrollment period has been shortened so customers are being advised to sign up early.


Supreme Court Denies Chestnut Hill College’s Bid To Be Exempt From Discrimination Laws

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has turned down Chestnut Hill College’s bid to be exempt from discrimination laws because of its Catholic affiliation.


Proposal To Provide Public Financing For Philly Campaigns In Limbo

A bill that would provide public funding for local campaigns was debated in a Philadelphia city council committee last week, but — despite having some fans — the idea was put on indefinite hold.


Mayor Kenney Reflects On Lessons Learned From Amazon Bidding Process

Mayor Jim Kenney says the bid process was useful, regardless of the outcome.




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