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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

File photo of Gene Mauch, manager of the 1964 Phillies. Mauch seen here as manager of the California Angels in 1986.  (Credit: Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Phillies Fan Documenting 1964 Season Collapse On Twitter

Philly native Pat Yeardly has dug into a massive trove of information he’d collected for a long-abandoned book project about that star-crossed Phillies squad and transferred it to Twitter.

09/21/2014

(California Chrome takes a turn around the track at Parx, in Bensalem.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Kentucy Derby Winner ‘California Chrome’ Warms Up For Pennsylvania Race

“This horse has no wasted motion,” co-owner Steve Coburn says proudly. The Kentucky Derby winner will run in Saturday’s Pennsylvania Derby, in Bensalem.

09/19/2014

(Officials turn shovelsful of dirt in a trough for a ceremonial groundbreaking of the new facility.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

CHOP Partners With City Officials For ‘First-Of-Its-Kind’ Project

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Nutter Administration are partnering to build a multipurpose facility in South Philadelphia.

09/19/2014

(Kitsie O'Neil visits O'Doodles toy store with her son, Jasper.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

End Of An Era For Beloved Toy Store In Chestnut Hill

These are the final days of a landmark toy store in Chestnut Hill. O’Doodles will close its doors at the end of the month.

09/15/2014

(The main screen of the "Stop It" app.  Image provided)

New Smartphone App Gives Kids ‘Keyboard Courage’ Against Cyberbullies

Haddonfield High School has purchased the “Stop It” app and made it available to all students as of today.

09/11/2014

Chase Utley receives the Jamie Moyer Legends Award. (Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Chase Utley Honored By Moyer Foundation

Phillies star Chase Utley and his wife, Jen, have been honored with the Jamie Moyer Legends Award for their work off the field.

09/11/2014

(Elementary school students hold signs while standing in Girard Avenue, outside the school.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Phila. Charter School Orchestrates Street Protest Over Disputed Growth

The SRC says the school doubled its student population without permission. Walter Palmer, founder of the school, says the SRC is trying to strangle his school by withholding additional funds.

09/09/2014

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Merck’s New Drug Seen As Breakthrough in Cancer Treatment

The drug — a new form of immunotherapy — is called Keytruda. And it’s being called a gamechanger in the field of cancer treatment.

09/05/2014

(Detail of the carousel on Casino Pier, in Seaside Heights.  Photo provided by Casino Pier, used with permisssion)

Seaside Heights Carousel To Remain in Shore Community

Seaside Heights town administrator Chris Vaz says it’s a win-win for both sides, enabling Casino Pier to expand its operation and the borough to take possession of the iconic merry-go-round that has entertained vacationers since the 1930s.

09/04/2014

Roxborough Eagles Keystone State League rep Jerry Bartholomew displays the new, safer helmet (left) next to the older model (right). (CreditL Paul Kurtz)

Youth Football Teams Turning To Safer Helmets, Techniques

Coaches and league officials are emphasizing attempting to take further steps to prevent head injuries.

09/04/2014

(credit: Chelsea Karnash/CBSPhilly)

Pumpkin Beer Is Back On Tap

With the arrival of autumn comes a new variety of craft beers. But more importantly, pumpkin beer is back on tap!

09/01/2014

APRIL 11, 2014: Sgt. Zsakhiem James and Officer Zero. (credit: CBS3)

Camden County Police Department To Add More K-9 Officers To Force

Police Chief Scott Thomson says through a combination of grants and corporation donations, the force will be adding five more dogs to the unit for a total of seven.

08/26/2014

Wilt Chamberlain of Overbrook High School, circa 1953 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Credit: Charles T. Higgins/NBAE via Getty Images. Copyright 1956 NBAE)

Overbrook High School Gymnasium Gets A Facelift

The walls in the halls outside Overbrook’s aging gymnasium have received a fresh coat of orange and black paint, supplies and manpower courtesy of a nearby Lowes. Athletic Director Robert Miller is depending on the kindness of neighbors to complete the estimated $115,000 project by the end of next summer.

08/23/2014

(A flyer from Laurel Hill Cemetery advertising the "Hotties" tour features a photograph of Robert Cornelius, credited with taking the first "selfie."  Image provided)

Historic Laurel Hill Cemetery Inaugurates Its ‘Hotties’ Tour

“We have a list of what we would consider the most handsome men in Laurel Hill,” notes Alexis Jeffcoat, a guide at the Fairmount Park cemetery.

08/21/2014

(A gas station in Atco, NJ advertises unleaded regular for $3.039 per gallon.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Fuel Prices Could Be Headed Below $3.00 Per Gallon In Parts of South Jersey

There at least four gas stations in Berlin and Atco charging $3.039 for a gallon of gas. That’s welcome relief for motorists.

08/20/2014

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