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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

Rocco Renzetti, manager of Khyber Pass. (Credit: Rocco Renzetti)

Pining For ‘Younger’: Rare, Much-Heralded Beer Soon To Dry-Up In Phila.

Since the end of February, beer lovers have been answering the clarion call for what many experts consider to be the best beer in the world.

03/18/2014

(Archbishop Charles Chaput.  Photo from Archdiocese of Phila. TV)

Archdiocese Schedules Mass For Clergy Abuse Victims

Archbishop Charles Chaput will be holding a special mass this weekend for victims of clergy abuse.

03/18/2014

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Local Attorney Criticizes Search Effort For Missing Malaysian Plane

“Before you go send 50 ships out there looking for wreckage you need to know where to look and it looks to me like they’re looking every which place but where the airplane might be,” Arthur Wolk said.

03/12/2014

(A US Navy helicopter  lands aboard the USS Pinckney during a crew swap before returning  to the search for the missing Malaysian airlines flight in the Gulf of Thailand.  Photo provided by US Navy via Getty Images)

Local Aviation Expert Thinks Search For Malaysian Airliner Is Off Course

Philadelphia attorney Arthur Wolk says that, by calculating the flight path, winds aloft, and weight of the Boeing 777, it should have been relatively easy to find the wreckage.

03/11/2014

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Penndot Crews Out in Force, Repairing Roads During Deep-Freeze Respite

If you’re out driving on a highway this weekend, there’s a good chance you’ll see them. More than two dozen Penndot crews are on pothole repair duty.

03/07/2014

(Officials pose with ceremonial shovels in a Cooper Medical School facility.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Officials Celebrate Start of Construction For New Charter School in Camden

New Jersey governor Chris Christie visited Camden, NJ to help officials break ground for a charter school on a site where a public school once stood.

03/05/2014

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Yuengling Brewery Once Again Savoring An Unlikely Market: Ice Cream

“Sales have been, let’s put it this way, way beyound our wildest expectations,” says David Yuengling, president of the ice cream division of the 185-year-old family-run brewery in Pottstville, Pa.

02/27/2014

(Camden mayor Dana Redd speaks to high school students.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Camden, NJ Rally Urges High School Students To Apply For College Aid

This high-energy event was a warmup to the all-important step of filling out those free applications for federal student aid known as “FAFSA” — a financial lifeline to college for these largely impoverished students.

02/25/2014

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Philadelphia Man Arrested For Rock Salt Robbery Prank

Daron Stinson, 21, has told police that he was just kidding around and looking to record the pranks on video for his Instagram account.

02/19/2014

(A Philadelphia police car blocks the driveway of Ironworkers Local 401 headquarters on the day 11 members were indicted.  Credit: CBS-3)

Ten Members of Phila. Ironworkers’ Union Charged With Racketeering, Arson

Among the alleged criminal acts was the December 2012 torching of a Quaker Meetinghouse under construction in Chestnut Hill.

02/18/2014

December 8, 2013: Snow falls on Route 322 in Delaware County.

Delaware County Emergency Responders Prepare To Respond To Whatever The Next Storm Brings

Delaware County Council Chairman Tom McGarrigle says extra staffers are being brought in to handle an anticipated crush of emergency calls at the 911 Center.

02/12/2014

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Event Planners Prepare For Another Curveball From Old Man Winter

A relentless series of winter storms has disrupted events that were planned months–even years–ago. Things like weddings, conferences and conventions.

02/12/2014

(Among the local businesses wired for a standby generator with automatic cutover is -- no suprise -- KYW Newsradio.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

For Those Who Can Afford It, Standby Generator Is Ultimate In Convenience

A big step up from a portable generator, a standby generator is wired into the home’s main electrical service and will power the whole house.

02/07/2014

(Graphic by Ed Fischer)

On Heels Of Power Outages, Carbon Monoxide Shows Its Dangers

Across the Delaware Valley, around 50 people have been sickened by carbon monoxide fumes as of Thursday afternoon, with Chester County leading the way.

02/06/2014

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Ice-Laden Trees Falling On Wires and Tracks Slams SEPTA Regional Rails

“We have people out there, working over miles of territory to clear trees and get things restored,” said SEPTA deputy general manager Jeff Knueppel.

02/05/2014

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