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

(credit: Paul Kurtz)

Prayer Service Held For “Gosnell Babies” At Laurel Hill Cemetery

Anti-abortion groups held a prayer service Wednesday at Laurel Hill Cemetery in East Falls for the so-called “Gosnell babies.”

06/10/2015

(Catherine Carr, executive director of Community Legal Services, accepts the Philadelphia Bar Association's "Sandra Day O'Connor" award.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Head of Community Legal Services Gets Phila. Bar Association Service Award

The Philadelphia Bar Association honored Catherine Carr for a career devoted to justice and advocating for women’s rights.

06/09/2015

(A skateboarder interacts with a new sculpture built to be skated on.   Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program Goes Interactive With Its Newest Artworks

The city’s renowned Mural Arts Program is working with fourteen well-known artists on a series of works that interract with the viewing public.

06/04/2015

(At Children's Village, a pre-K facility on North 8th Street, Mayor Nutter is flanked by early education advocate Eva Gladstein and councilman Mark Squilla as he outlines his administration's program.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia Officials Press For Universal Pre-K, Appeal For State Funding

“A Running Start Philadelphia” is a five-step plan to provide the services and programs needed to implement a pre-kindergarten system for every Philadelphia schoolchild.

06/02/2015

(Credit: CBS 3)

Bigger Than Ever, 8th Annual Philly Beer Week Returns

The largest beer celebration in America begins today!

05/29/2015

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.

05/28/2015

(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

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