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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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.

11 hours ago

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

members of the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Policy Committee (right side). 
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Lead In Water: PA Senate Democrats Discuss The Situation Here

A roundtable discussion about lead exposure was held Thursday with public policy and medical experts.

05/19/2016

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Phillies Roll Out New ‘Yoga Class’ Promotion Ahead Of Saturday’s Game

The Phillies first ever yoga class is being held this Saturday morning on the outfield grass.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/18/2016

Army and Navy players demonstrate a rugby "scrum."
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A Different Kind Of Army-Navy Game Coming This Summer

The service academies will be among dozens of teams taking part in the upcoming Collegiate Rugby Championship in Chester.

05/17/2016

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Local Theaters Celebrate 30 Years Of Ferris Bueller

Ferris Bueller took his epic day off 30 years ago, leading some area movie theaters to re-release the comedy classic.

05/13/2016

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Host Committee Bringing PoliticalFest Back To Philadelphia For Convention Week

It’s called PoliticalFest and it is the brainchild of former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell.

05/12/2016

Distict Attorney Seth Williams with Daniel MacDonald, Chief Inspector, Narcotics Bureau. (credit: Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia DA’s Office Expanding Prescription Drug Drop-Off Program

Thirteen police districts in Philadelphia are now offering people a safe way to dispose of their unwanted painkillers — and District Attorney Seth Williams is hoping to eventually take the program citywide.

05/11/2016

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SEPTA Moves Forward With Audible Warning System For Buses

Hoping to avoid accidents involving pedestrians, SEPTA is moving ahead with a system that issues an audible warning when a bus is making a turn.

05/04/2016

Jim Clemons of Blue Stallion "ironically" drinking a soda.
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2016 Craft Brewers Conference Begins In Philadelphia

Some 1500 people representing more than 1400 breweries are in Philadelphia for the start of the 2016 Craft Brewers Conference.

05/03/2016

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New Book Offers Fresh Look At The Phillies

Longtime Phillies Media Relations czar Larry Shenk remains active as an author.

04/30/2016

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The Horrifying Truth About Philadelphia’s Mail Distribution Center

The City Controller says the situation at Philadelphia’s Mail Distribution Center was worse than first thought.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/27/2016

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Cocaine Pipeline From Philly Busted In Delaware County

Authorities in Delaware County have arrested 15 people for their alleged involvement in Chester-based drug ring.

04/22/2016

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