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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Stopping Massacres: Senator Casey In Philly Looking For Ways

He introduced a measure Monday that would prevent those convicted of misdemeanor hate crimes from being able to buy a gun.

06/17/2016

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Man Shot After Allegedly Attempting To Steal From Homeowner’s Car In Bucks County

One man has been arrested and authorities are considering filing charges against the other man who opened fire.

06/16/2016

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Local Experts Hold Forum To Protect Seniors From Financial Predators

As part of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Wednesday, The Philadelphia Financial Exploitation Prevention Task Force held a forum at the Center City Free Library Branch.

06/15/2016

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Man Who Threw Bottle At Ryan Howard Appears In Court

21-year-old Sidney Smith did not enter a formal plea. Instead, the Wilmington man chose to take a special Summary Diversion Program.

06/14/2016

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19 Local Immigrants Become American Citizens On Flag Day

Eleven women and eight men held small American flags as they stood and recited the oath of allegiance.

06/14/2016

The new pop up Beer Garden at the Reading Viaduct Rail Park in Philadelphia. (Credit: Paul Kurtz)

New Beer Garden Pops Up In Philadelphia

The PA Horticultural Society, which designed and built the new Pop Up Garden at the Reading Viaduct Rail Park.

06/09/2016

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Marlton Elementary Students Walk For Classmates With Diabetes

Students at Marlton Elementary School in Marlton, New Jersey raised awareness about diabetes to a new level on Wednesday.

06/08/2016

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Atlantic City’s Showboat Holds Job Fair

At least a thousand people turned out for a six hour job fair Tuesday at the soon-to-reopen Showboat in Atlantic City.

06/07/2016

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Another Local Lawsuit Filed Against Amtrak

The lawsuits are piling up against Amtrak for two deadly derailments in the Philadelphia area.

06/02/2016

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Camden Receives $1M Grant To Develop Health And Athletic Programs For Children

Southern New Jersey power broker George Norcross is leading an effort to breathe new life into youth athletics in Camden.

06/01/2016

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Local Breweries Prepare For Upcoming Philly Beer Week

From food pairings to pub crawls and tap takeovers, you’ll find an endless amount of beer-related events from June 3rd to the 12th.

05/28/2016

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Break Out The Sunblock! Early Birds Arrive At Jersey Shore For Memorial Day Weekend

The Jersey Shore is springing back to life as vacationers celebrate the start of summer.

05/27/2016

Contracts signed by Jackie Robinson can be seen at the National Constitution Center. (Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Baseball, Civil Rights History Now On Display In Philadelphia

Two landmark contracts signed by Jackie Robinson can be seen at the National Constitution Center.

05/26/2016

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Officials Look To Ease Concerns About Contaminated Ground Water In Local Suburban Townships

Dozens of local, state and federal officials fielded questions Wednesday in Horsham Township about the contaminated water linked to military bases. It was in response to the recent shut down of dozens of public and private wells.

05/25/2016

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Two Games Collide At The Linc

At Lincoln Financial Field, football took a back seat to the game of chess Tuesday.

05/24/2016

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