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

Lincoln Financial Field (Photo credit: Cindy Webster/WIP)

Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall Of Fame To Induct 7 New Members

Tonight, The Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame will add seven new members.

13 hours ago

(Camden schools superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard talks to a parent about the city's pre-kindergarten program.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Camden, NJ Pushing For 100-Percent Enrollment in City’s Free Pre-K Program

Schools superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard was going door-to-door, handing out pamphlets and getting the word out.

05/26/2015

(US education secretary Arne Duncan, at left in shirtsleeves, Mayor Nutter, center, and schools superintendent William Hite listen as a student describes her summer job experience.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

US Education Secretary Visits Philadelphia, Touting Summer Jobs For Youth

The adults turned the microphone over to the young folks for a while, to hear first-person accounts of the positive impact that summer jobs can have.

05/22/2015

(Paul Bencivengo, with a Google Trekker strapped to his back.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Bucks County Photographs Its Off-Road Tourism Sites For Google Maps

Bucks County tourism officials and the Internet information giant Google are going off the beaten path to provide more information to visitors about parks and other attractions in the county.

05/21/2015

(Doug Oliver supporters watch Election Night returns in Germantown.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Among The Mayoral Also-Rans, Pride in Well Fought Campaigns

During the campaign, the polls consistently showed Diaz, Street, and Oliver in single digits.

05/19/2015

(A tractor-trailer delivers new rails and concrete cross-ties near the scene of Tuesday night's Amtrak train derailment.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

As NTSB Investigation Deepens, Works Begins to Reopen Northeast Corridor

Nearly all of the Amtrak cars that derailed Tuesday night near Frankford Junction have been transported to an undisclosed location for inspection by federal investigators.

05/14/2015

(A Red Cross volunteer at 30th Street station provides emotional support for victims of the Amtrak crash.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

At 30th Street Station, Red Cross Provides Counseling and Support For Survivors

More than a dozen Red Cross volunteers were on hand to help frazzled survivors of the train wreck as they trickled in last night and this morning.

05/13/2015

(The Boys and Girls Club of Bridesburg sports a fresh coat of paint following the community project.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Paint Company Provides Materials and Labor To Spruce Up a Phila. Community Center

It took less than three hours for dozens of volunteers from national paint store chain Sherwin-Williams to add a fresh coat of blue and white paint to the walls of the Bridesburg Boys and Girls Club.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

(Mayor Nutter, far left, and police commissioner Charles Ramsey, second from left, pay their respects as a wreath is placed at the Living Flame Memorial, in Franklin Square, honoring Philadelphia police and firefighters killed on the job.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Nutter Praises His Top Cop, Lashes Out at Mayoral Hopeful Anthony Williams

Mayor Nutter strongly defended his police commissioner after Democratic mayoral candidate Anthony Williams said that, if elected, he would not let Charles Ramsey stay on.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/06/2015

(Photos provided by Philadelphia Police Dept.)

Trial Wrapping Up For 6 Phila. Narcotics Cops Charged With Corruption

The prosecution needed several hours to recap the case that relied heavily on the testimony of drug dealers and one former officer, Jeffrey Walker.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/05/2015

(credit: Paul Kurtz/KYW)

Children’s Discovery Garden And Boat Pond At Sister Cities Park Open For The Season

The first of May brings the return of the Children’s Discovery Garden and Boat Pond at Sister Cities Park on Logan Square.

05/01/2015

(Philadelphia mayoral candidate Anthony Williams, right, shakes hands with supporters at a rally in Love Park.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Candidate Williams Concentrates on Union Support, Sidesteps Questions About School Funding

A report released by progressive groups and supporters of public education says three wealthy Main Line hedge fund partners are spending millions on advertisements for Williams in the waning weeks of the campaign.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/30/2015

Nick Evans of Harlequins is tackled by Mike Haley of Sale during the Aviva Premiership match between Sale Sharks and Harlequins at the AJ Bell Stadium on April 25, 2015 in Salford, England.(credit: Paul Thomas/Getty Images)

Rugby To Take Center Stage At PPL Park In Chester

The rough and tumble sport of rugby will be in the spotlight at PPL Park in Chester, Delaware County late this summer.

04/29/2015

(Mayor Nutter announces the countdown to the Broad Street Run.  Photo by Michael Nutter)

On Your Mark: Philadelphia Gearing Up For Sunday’s Broad Street Run

Mayor Michael Nutter was joined today outside City Hall by officials from the city’s Parks and Recreation Department and other dignitaries to kick off the countdown to Sunday’s “Broad Street Run.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/28/2015

(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

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