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

(File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

SEPTA Stepping Up Security In Wake Of Brussels Attack

“Bother us!” That’s the advice from Septa police chief Thomas Nestel. He wants riders to report anything out of the ordinary.


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Philadelphia Water Department Offers Tips To Avoid The Risks Of Lead Plumbing

Some 50-to-60,000 homes in Philadelphia probably have lead pipes, according to testimony from the Water Department at a city council hearing on Monday. There are precautions you can take if you think your home may be among them.


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Philadelphia City Council To Hold Water Quality Hearings

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has raised concerns nationally about lead contamination, including in Philadelphia city council.


City Hall (File photo - credit: Tim McLaughlin)

Scholarships Offered For Citizens Planning Institute

Philadelphia City Councilman Bobby Henon wants his constituents to learn more about zoning and development, and is offering scholarships to the Citizens Planning Institute.


Mrs. Guerreiro before testifying. (credit: Pat Loeb)

City Council Explores Hidden Hazards Behind Reverse Mortgages

Ruth Guerriero and her husband decided to downsize, several years ago. They were able to pay cash for their South Philadelphia ranch house.


Philadelphia historian Celeste Morello at the Historic Designation Committee hearing over Angelo Bruno's former house.

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Philadelphia Historian Loses Historic Designation Bid For Mob Boss’s House

There will be no historic designation for the South Philadelphia home of the deceased mob boss Angelo Bruno; at least not any time soon.


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Philadelphia Historic Commission To Consider Some Unusual Applications

The squat brick row-house in the 900 block of Snyder Avenue looks like lots of others in the neighborhood. Nothing leaps out as historic, but the application before the historic designation committee notes it’s associated with a person of significance in the past.


Ben Miller with other members of Philadelphians for a Fair Future. (credit: Pat Loeb/KYW)

Mayor Kenney Looks To Local Business Owners To Support The Soda Tax

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney fought back against opponents of his proposed soda tax on Wednesday, announcing a coalition of groups supporting the tax. They include some unlikely members.


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2 Seats Up For Grabs On Special Election Day In Philadelphia

There are two open seats that apparently just couldn’t wait.


Kenyatta Johnson (Credit: Pat Loeb)

City Council Bill Aims To Protect Residents In Gentrifying Neighborhoods

The bill passed a council committee on Wednesday.


File Photo of Senator Daylin Leach (credit: Pat Loeb)

Pa. Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Law That Would Allow NRA To Sue Local Govt.

An amendment giving the National Rifle Association the right to sue local governments that attempt their own gun control was tacked on to a bill that increased penalties for copper theft.


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Project HOME Turns Around Mayor Kenney’s Previous View On Homelessness

Low-income housing brought out some very high profile politicians and businessmen for a groundbreaking in North Philadelphia, this morning.


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Philadelphia Youth Network Looking For Summer Jobs For Teens

The Network isn’t picky about jobs for 14-to-21-year-olds in its WorkReady summer jobs program.


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Judge Denies School District’s Request To Sell 5 Shut Down Schools

A Philadelphia judge has blocked the school district’s plan to sell several shut down schools as a package, and the decision could cost the district millions of dollars.


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Philadelphia’s Pre-K Push Is Underway

Philadelphia’s pre-K push now has its own website.




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