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

(A similar rainbow crosswalk honoring the LGBT community in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Photo provided by Philly Pride)

Two Center City Intersections Getting Rainbow-Striped Crosswalks For LGBT Pride

The Philadelphia Streets Department will do the painting, and Philly Pride will be responsible for the upkeep.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/27/2015

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Mitchell & Ness Unveils Top-Selling Throwback Jerseys By State

A Philadelphia-based sports apparel company has released a state by state list of most popular throwback jerseys.

03/26/2015

(Despite the showery weather, the Franklin Square carousel was ready to go.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Franklin Square Opens Its Visitor Amenities for 2015 Season

One of the busiest play parks in Philadelphia is back for its ninth season since a major renovation.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

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Pro-Gun Group Taking Lower Merion Township To Court

Lower Merion Township officials are embroiled in a legal battle with a pro-gun rights group.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Chef Marc Vetri, in file photo. Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

The James Beard Awards Nominations Are Out. Who’s Representing Philadelphia?

The nominees include five chefs, one restaurant mogul and a beer baron.

03/25/2015

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Pa. Lawmakers Hold Philadelphia Hearing On Medical Marijuana Legalization

Opinions differed among experts on whether the Pennsylvania legislature should join 23 other states in approving marijuana for medical use.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/24/2015

(Gov. Tom Wolf addresses the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children.  DYAEYC executive director Sharon Easterling is at left.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

In Philadelphia, Gov. Tom Wolf Urges Better Funding For Early Education Across Pennsylvania

A friendly crowd greeted the governor, who earlier this month proposed $2 billion in additional funding for early education in Pennsylvania over the next four years.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/20/2015

(An artist's rendering of a section of the park proposed to run atop the Reading Viaduct, near 11th and Callowhill Streets.  Image provided by Studio | Bryan Hanes)

Steam Builds For an Overhead Rail Bed Park Through Central Philadelphia

Taking a page out of New York City’s “High Line,” the Rail Park would run along the former Reading Railroad viaduct and the city branch of the old Reading lines.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/18/2015

(Members of the Villanova Wildcats' men's basketball team are cheered as they head for the team bus.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Villanova Wildcats Head For Pittsburgh, and Another NCAA Tournament

It was a moment that coach Jay Wright hoped his boys would savor.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

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Out With The Old Eagles Merchandise, In With The New, in South Philadelphia

At Lincoln Financial Field, a sales associate at the Eagles Pro Shop was steam-pressing the name “Murray” and the number “29” on a midnight green jersey.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/13/2015

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A Beer Aficionado’s Beer Makes A Quiet Visit to Philadelphia

It’s coming to a select number of taverns in Philadelphia, beginning at 5pm today.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/11/2015

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2 More Pa. State Reps, 1 Former State Rep Surrender on Corruption Charges

DA Seth Williams announced the charges against Rep. Louise Bishop, Rep. Michelle Brownlee, and former Rep. Harold James at a press conference.

03/10/2015

File photo: 2012's Paulsboro train derailment. (Credit: American Red Cross)

Local Environmental Groups Warn of Accident Potential From Marcellus Shale Freight Trains

A report released this week by the groups Penn Environment and the Frac Tracker Alliance shows that nearly four million Pennsylvanians live within the potential evacuation zone of an oil train accident, including 700,000 at risk in Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/04/2015

First Minister Carwyen Jones stopped by Philadelphia Thursday. (Credit: Paul Kurtz)

First Minister Of Wales Drops By Philadelphia To Talk Business

First Minister Carwyen Jones sat down with members of the British American Business Council to talk about the prospects.

02/26/2015

(The ice pack extends from bank to bank along the Delaware River, underneath the Ben Franklin Bridge.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

U.S. Coast Guard Dispatches Ice-Breakers To Keep Ice-Clogged Delaware River Navigable

The ice is 6-8 inches thick along some parts of the Delaware, and that has prompted the US Coast Guard to take action.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

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