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Paul Kurtz

Paul KurtzPaul Kurtz is a Philadelphia native who has been working as a reporter and anchor for KYW Newsradio since 1984.

Kurtz was born and raised in Philadelphia. He attended Roxborough High School and Temple University, where he majored in journalism.

His first job was at WBCB in Levittown, Pa. At age 24, Kurtz was morning drive anchor and reporter at WASH-FM in Washington, DC. He received awards for his reporting from the AP and UPI during his three years there.

Paul came back to Philadelphia in 1984 with stops at WIP and WPEN before settling at KYW in 1985. He’s won numerous awards here, most recently the Society of Professional Journalists’ first place award for Best Newscast and, along with Beth Trapani, a prestigious Edward R. Murrow National award for reporting.

Kurtz and his wife Kim Glovas — who also works at KYW — have four boys and live in Bucks County. Kurtz says he loves his job and there’s nothing he’d rather do, except perhaps playing ball with his kids.

Connect with Paul Kurtz on Twitter: @kurtzpaul

(Defense attorney Larry Krasner.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Defense Attorney Outraged at Trial Postponement For 10 Charged in Philadelphia Police Protest

“I’m very skeptical of the motivation of the district attorney’s office for trying to continue (postpone) this case today and for trying to do it at the very last minute,” attorney Larry Krasner said.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/23/2015

(Jim Kenney, at a March 31st mayoral forum at Central High School.  Image from PCNTV)

Philadelphia Environmental Groups Say Jim Kenney Is Best Choice For Mayor

Clean Water Action, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, Penn Environment, and the Sierra Club made their selection based on a questionnaire the candidates were asked to fill out.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

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Rowan U. Football Players Take The Field For Bone Marrow Donations

“Are you interested in saving a life today?” a team member asked passersby while handing out information leaflets.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(Vice president Joseph BIden, in file photo by  Mandel Ngan/ AFP/ Getty Images)

VP Biden Talks About Ways To Improve Nation’s Aging Energy Infrastructure During Philadelphia Visit

Vice President Joe Biden visited PECO headquarters in Center City Philadelphia to promote a new White House initiative aimed at modernizing the country’s energy infrastructure and fighting climate change.

04/21/2015

Joe Biden (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

VP Joe Biden Plans Second Visit To Philly This Year

The VP is scheduled to make some energy-related remarks at PECO headquarters in Center City on Tuesday.

04/19/2015

(Mayor Nutter leads a group of officials cutting a ribbon to open the new "PA Career Link" integrated employment center.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

New Phila. Career Link Center Offers New, One-Stop Approach For Job Seekers

A Philadelphia social service agency that runs “Pennsylvania Career Link” centers in the city today opened its first “integrated” center, offering all its services in one location.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

(Rebuilding Together Philadelphia executive director Stefanie Seldin with homeowner Delores Clark, outside Clark's newly refurbished home in Mantua.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

‘Rebuilding Together Philadelphia’ Marks Its 100th Home Improvement Project in Mantua

Delores Clark (right), 86, has lived there most of her life and says her house needed a lot of work. It was repaired by an army of volunteers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

(Adele La Tourette, of the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition, speaks with other anti-hunger workers at a meeting in St. Andrew's Church, in Camden.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

South Jersey Anti-Hunger Groups Meet To Battle Proposed US Anti-Food-Stamps Legislation

Hunger advocacy groups are fighting back against a Republican proposal in Washington to cut $125 billion from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as “SNAP.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/14/2015

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Beer Coming To Class At Local University

Mathew Farber is the Dr. Frankenstein behind this ambitious experiment.

04/12/2015

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Sports Legends On Center Stage for Industry Forum at Villanova U.

Agents, attorneys, sports writers, and NFL alumni tackled such topics as domestic violence incidents, concussion litigation, and pro football past and present.

04/10/2015

(Members of the 1915 Philadelphia Phillies.  L-R:  catcher "Reindeer Bill" Killefer, second baseman Bobby Byrne, pitcher Joe Oeschger, outfielder George "Possum" Whitted, and Hall of Fame pitcher Eppa Rixey.  Photo courtesy Rich Westcott, provided by team)

Phillies Recall Team’s First World Series Appearance, 100 Seasons Ago

The 1915 team was the first Phillies team to win the National League pennant.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

(Officials of the Mural Arts Program cut a ribbon to ceremonially open a new tour office on North Broad Street, near Cherry.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Mural Arts Program Opens New Tour Office on Broad Street, Adjacent to Academy of Fine Arts

“It’s not only a new home but it’s a new chapter of collaboration with the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts,” noted Joan Reilly (center), chief operation officer of Mural Arts.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

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Temple University Debuts Latest Renovations At Center City Campus

Temple University has high hopes for a newly opened cafe and bookstore at its Center City campus.

04/07/2015

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Phillies To Honor Team That Won Franchise’s First Pennant…100 Years Ago

One hundred years ago, the Phillies won their first-ever National League pennant and went on to play the Red Sox in the World Series. That squad will be honored at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday.

04/06/2015

(Yusuf Patel, left, and his sister, Khadijah, at the ceremony.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Children’s Hospital Trumpets Organ Donor Program With Spotlight on 2 Young Recipients

Five-year-old Khadijah Patel is going home just two weeks after she received a liver transplant. She suffers from the same rare genetic disorder that also afflicts her 12-year-old brother, Yusuf.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/02/2015

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