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

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Political Battle Brewing After Yuengling Banned From Wolf Inauguration

Yuengling, the Pottsville-based brewery, has been left off the list of beers on the menu at next Tuesday’s inaugural gala — and Republicans are crying foul.

01/17/2015

(Waterfront Square, on Delaware Avenue near the foot of Poplar Street, in Fishtown.  Photo by KYW's John McDevitt)

Delaware Riverfront Apartment Complex, in Fishtown, Is Scene of Rash of Recent Thefts

A source close to the investigation says apartments in Waterfront Square, just south of the Sugarhouse casino, have been hit at least four times by burglars since August.

01/16/2015

Dan Webb walks with the help of a revolutionary bionic device from REWALK Robotics. (credit: Paul Kurtz)

Robotic Device Gives Hope To Those With Spinal Cord Injuries

The latest robotic technology is helping spinal cord injury victims get back on their feet.

01/09/2015

Don Franks, president of JL Freed Honda in Montgomeryville. (Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Plummeting Gas Prices Contribute To Surge In SUV, Truck Sales

Buying habits of motorists are changing in part because of falling gasoline prices.

01/08/2015

(PHILADELPHIA - 1980:   Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers takes a break during an NBA game at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1980.   Copyright 1980 NBAE. Photo by Jim Cummins/ NBAE via Getty Images)

Harvey Pollack, Sixers’ Statistician, Seriously Hurt in One-Car Crash

Team officials say Pollack, 92, suffered numerous internal injuries, a broken jaw, and facial lacerations.

01/02/2015

(Ken Furstoss, left, and members of his crew load fireworks into mortars for Wednesday night's two shows.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Fireworks Firm on a Short Fuse As Its Big Night on Delaware River Nears

The crew, under show producer Ken Furstoss, has been working feverishly since Sunday, loading and wiring tens of thousands of explosive shells, each in its own mortar.

12/30/2014

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Area Man Draws Life Sentence For Sex Trafficking 3 Women, One A Minor

Two of the three women who were victimized by Christian Dior Womack submitted impact statements to US District Court in Philadelphia, each saying they were still haunted by horrible memories and will never be the same.

12/18/2014

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PHA Breaks Ground On New Low-Income Housing Complex

Philadelphia Housing Authority officials have broken ground on a low-rise affordable housing complex in Germantown.

12/18/2014

(File photo: a Mummers event. Credit: Michelle Durham)

Mummers Ditch Tradition For Spectacle

With the pressure off, Philadelphia String Band Association President Tom Loomis says the performers will be able interact more with the Broad street crowd.

12/15/2014

(Bill Gates speaks with students at a North Philadelphia high school via video link.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates Skypes With Students at a North Phila. High School

The Microsoft Corporation founder fielded questions from eight schools around the country, one question from each school.

12/10/2014

(Dress rehearsal of "The Nutcracker," at the Academy of Music.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Pa. Ballet Gives Free Dress-Rehearsal Peek at ‘Nutcracker’ to 1,200 Philadelphia Students

Each year, the Pennsylvania Ballet gives students from kindergarten through eighth grade — many of whom come from low income communities — a chance to witness the wonders of the stage and this holiday classic.

12/05/2014

"The Crowler" is the brainchild of Colorado brewery Oscar Blues. (Credit: Paul Kurtz)

New Twist On Take-Out Beer Available At Some Local Taverns

Growlers are popular among craft beer lovers, but did you ever hear of crowlers?

12/05/2014

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Tredyffrin Twp. Agrees to Costly Settlement in Valley Forge Water Pollution Case

The township has agreed to pay a $110,000 fine and replace the pipeline that ruptured twice last winter in Valley Forge National Park. Twenty-one million gallons of raw sewage spilled into Valley Creek.

12/04/2014

(Franklin Institute chief astronomer Derrick Pitts.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Local Astronomer Helps Understand The Star Of Bethlehem

The star of Bethlehem remains a mystery to many, but astronomers have built a theory.

12/04/2014

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