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

The Sixers' new training facility in Camden. (Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Sixers New Practice Facility: ‘World Class Work Environment’

GM Bryan Colangelo says the team wants to create what he calls a “culture of excellence.”


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Testimony Continues In Trial Over Death Of Temple Student

Testimony continues in the trial of a man accused in the shooting death of a Temple University student last year.


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Annual Richardson Dilworth Award Ceremony Held At City Hall

The annual Richardson Dilworth Awards were handed out this past week during a ceremony at City Hall.


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Wentz Jerseys Targeted At Area Sporting Goods Stores

Stores are pushing more merchandise related to the rookie quarterback.


Grand opening of South Philly's newest sports bar. (Credit: Paul Kurtz)

South Philly Sports Bar Honoring Wing Bowl Legend Opens

Toll Man Joe’s opened across from Tony Luke’s on Oregon Avenue.


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Thanks To Wentz, Eagles Nation Has New Chapter Up North

North Dakota has long been Vikings territory, but 2016 has brought about a major conversion.


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City Officials Get First Look At Philadelphia Community School

The first day of school in Philadelphia saw the opening of the first round of community schools, where a broad range of neighborhood services and resources will be offered in addition to education.


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South Jersey Brewery Introduces Pork Roll Beer

Flying Fish Brewery in South Jersey is paying tribute to the Garden State’s favorite breakfast meat: pork roll


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Community Partners With Local Police District To Provide Free Back-To-School Haircuts

The 17th District picked up the tab for the haircuts and also gave out backpacks to the kids…just in time for the start of school.


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Police Close In On Hit-Run Driver Who Killed Motorcyclist In Feltonville

Accident investigators say they have identified a person of interest in a hit-and-run accident that claimed the life of a 58-year-old man Tuesday evening in North Philadelphia.


Day campers at Philadelphia’s The Franklin Institute were awestruck by the arrival of a live Raptor during NBCUniversal Brand Development and Imagine Exhibitions’ announcement unveiling the North American premiere of Jurassic World: The Exhibition. 
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Jurassic World Comes To The Franklin Institute

It’s another feather in the tourism cap for Philadelphia.


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Car Crash Deaths Labor Day Weekend Could Be Highest In Years

Officials predict nearly 450 people will be killed during the holiday weekend.


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Wine Popping Up In Pennsylvania Grocery Stores

We haven’t seen this since prohibition.


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A New School Year Brings New Techniques To Address Campus Safety

Casey co-authored the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination or (SaVE) Act


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Summer Food Drive Delivers Tons Of Goods To Children In Need

A summer-long food and book drive has ended with volunteers dropping off the bounty for hundreds of children and adults.



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