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

Philly Police Deliver Holiday Cheer To Children In The Community

The 26th Police District Christmas party has been a staple of the community for decades.

12/13/2017

Man Does Cross Country Tour To Raise Funds For Salvation Army

Chris Strub spent the day at the Salvation Army’s Greater Philadelphia headquarters embedded in a culinary training program known as “Soups On.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/12/2017

Pa. Superior Court Overturns Conviction In Drag Racing Death

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has thrown out a third degree murder conviction for a man convicted of killing a Northeast Philadelphia mother and three of her children on Roosevelt Boulevard in 2013.

12/08/2017

All Day Army-Navy Tailgate Raises Funds For Veterans

Saturday’s Army-Navy pregaming activities will feature a massive tailgate party and fundraiser for disabled and displaced veterans.

12/07/2017

Deck The Buses! SEPTA Employees Compete In Holiday Vehicle Decoration Contest

Bragging rights were at stake for SEPTA workers who took part in the transit agency’s annual holiday vehicle decoration contest.

12/06/2017

Cherry Hill Police Celebrate End Of ‘No Shave November’

KYW’s Paul Kurtz visited a Cherry Hill salon and barbershop where township police officers were given complimentary shaves.

12/01/2017

Activists Work To Stop Construction Of SEPTA Natural Gas Plant

Community and environmental activists, along with residents of Nicetown, are considering court as their next move to oppose SEPTA’s plan to build a natural gas plant in the 4300 block of Wissahickon Avenue.

11/30/2017

Time Running Out For Seniors To Enroll In Medicare

The enrollment window, which opened in mid October, gives seniors their only chance each year to take a new look at their health and drug coverage.

11/18/2017

Scaramucci Fields Questions From Worlds Affairs Council Of Philadelphia

In a wide-ranging Q&A session with council members, Scaramucci batted away suggestions that Donald Trump may be a one-term President.

11/09/2017

Musical Diplomacy: Members Of Touring Chinese Orchestra Perform Pop-Up Concert

A busy day of appearances for China’s National Centre for the Performing Arts Orchestra began with a midday popup concert at Liberty Place in Center City.

11/01/2017

Decimated Fish Species Is Making Big Comeback In Delaware River

Shad was once a staple of the local diet, and spawned the neighborhood we know as Fishtown.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/31/2017

Urgent Appeal To Governor Wolf From Critics Of Controversial Immigrant Detention Center

Critics of the Berks County Detention Center are becoming increasingly frustrated by Harrisburg’s stance on the controversial facility for immigrant families.

10/28/2017

Local Assassination Researcher Has Little Interest In JFK Documents

One long-time assassination researcher from Philadelphia has little interest in the latest JFK document dump.

10/27/2017

Obama Campaigns For Murphy In NJ, Urges Democrats To Reject ‘Politics Of Fear’

The Democratic candidate for Governor of New Jersey got some help from a heavyweight on Thursday – former President Barack Obama.

10/20/2017

Pa. Lawmakers Propose Legislation To Punish Public Nuisances

Two state senators from Philadelphia have introduced legislation to stiffen the punishment for people who pose a public nuisance.

10/19/2017

New Target Store Opens In Art Museum Area

Nearby residents seemed delighted to poke around inside their new discount retailer. 

10/18/2017

SEPTA Rolls Out New, Limited Stop Bus Service On Roosevelt Boulevard

It’s called Boulevard Direct — and it is a simple idea.

10/17/2017

Philadelphia Police Looking For New Recruits

The Philadelphia Police Department is in the home stretch of its city-wide recruitment drive.

10/12/2017

Philly-Area Wine Merchants Keeping Watchful Eye On California Wildfires

Wine merchants are keeping a close watch on the California wildfires that have destroyed thousands of homes and businesses.

10/11/2017

PennDOT Ready To Open New Ramp Along NB I-95 At Girard Avenue

Northbound motorists will be happy to hear that a new ramp will open next Tuesday at the Girard Avenue Interchange. 

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/10/2017

PHA Looks To Auction Off Dozens Of Properties To Potential Investors

The properties, part of PHA’s scattered sites inventory, are mostly boarded up shells or empty lots.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/07/2017

New Mural Unveiled In Brewerytown

A new Mural Arts Philadelphia project celebrates the Brewerytown neighborhood.

09/28/2017

Construction On Schedule For Reading Viaduct Trail

If you duck down Noble Street, just off North Broad, by the old trolley car you can see construction crews and heavy equipment perched atop the Reading Viaduct.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/26/2017

‘Weigh The Risks’: Concussion Specialist Offers Advice To Parents Of Young Athletes

For pediatric urgent care specialists such as Holy Redeemer’s Dr. Avi Gurwitz this is the busiest time of year in terms of concussions.

09/23/2017

Senator Casey Leads Rally Against Latest Republican Plan To Repeal Affordable Care Act

Casey contends the measure will roll back the expansion of Medicaid and make significant cuts to the program by converting it to a block grant system.

09/21/2017

David Oh

Court Date Set For Man Accused Of Stabbing Councilman David Oh

A Commonwealth Court judge has set a Jan. 8 trial date for the 24-year-old man accused of stabbing City Councilman David Oh back in May. 

09/19/2017

Police, Firefighters Compete To Lose Weight For A Good Cause

Hundreds of Philadelphia police officers and firefighters are a little more trim these days.

09/14/2017

How To Keep Your Identity Safe In Wake Of Equifax Data Breach

The Equifax data breach scandal has sent millions of consumers scrambling for information about ways they can protect themselves. 

09/13/2017

Pa. Brewery Creates New Beer For Die-Hard Eagles Fans

Eagles fans can now take their hatred of the Dallas Cowboys to new levels with the introduction of a beer that is quickly making waves in Philly.

09/10/2017

Philadelphia Kicks Off Second Annual International Unity Cup Soccer Tournament

Philadelphia is not only a city of neighborhoods, it is a melting pot of diverse nationalities and cultures.

09/08/2017

next

More From CBS Philly

Latest Forecast
Weather App
Latest Videos

Watch & Listen LIVE