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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

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Phila. Police Dept. Sees Little Impact From US Supreme Court Cell Search Ruling

Lt. John Stanford says the Philadelphia Police Department’s policy was already in compliance with the Supreme Court decision.

06/26/2014

(NHL draft prospects locate the "Rocky" footprints at the top of the art museum steps.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

NHL Draft Prospects Take In Philadelphia Sights Ahead of Their Big Moment

Philadelphia is hosting the 2014 NHL draft this weekend, and today a handful of top prospects took a trolley tour of some city landmarks.

06/25/2014

(Adam Garber of Penn Environment is joined by Peg Zminda of the Barnes Foundation and Alex Dues of the city's Office of Sustainability in front of a Tesla electric car at a charging station in the Barnes' parking lot.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Electric Vehicles Making Inroads, Area Environmental Group Notes

An electric car charging station in the parking lot of the Barnes Foundation served as a backdrop for Penn Environment’s release of a report on the impact electric vehicles are having on the environment.

06/24/2014

(A grateful senior thanks Peco VP Mike Innocenzo for the fan she received.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

First Come, First Served: Peco Gives Away Window Fans To Area’s Elderly

At the Center in the Park, a senior center in Germantown, it took less than 45 minutes for about a hundred box fans to get scooped up.

06/20/2014

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Pa. Municipal Officials, Visiting Philadelphia, Lend a Neighborly Hand

Grassroots politicians from all across Pennsylvania are in Philadelphia for the annual Pennsylvania Municipal League convention. While here, they helped

06/17/2014

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Phillies Honor Jim Bunning On 50th Anniversary Of Father’s Day Perfect Game

Hall of Famer Jim Bunning was honored at Sunday’s Phillies game on the 50th anniversary of his Father’s Day perfect game.

06/15/2014

(Iraq War veterans Steve Madonna and Sam Console, outside the National Constitution Center.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

U.S. War Veterans Watching Iraq’s Reversal Of Fortune With Dismay

Local U.S. military veterans are watching the advance of Sunni militants across Iraq with increasing anxiety.

06/13/2014

(One man tries a kick outside the Comcast Center, at 17th and JFK Boulevard in center city.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

In Center City, Comcast Kicks Up Interest in World Cup Soccer

Philadelphia’s bustling soccer community includes a growing number of World Cup fans.

06/11/2014

(A solar large flare erupts off the Sun on June 7, 2011.  File photo by NASA/ Solar Dynamics Observatory via Getty Images)

Little Earthbound Disruption Expected From Massive Solar Storms

On a scale of one to ten, these flares shooting off a group of sunspots are around a two. Nothing to panic about.

06/10/2014

(US Rep. Bob Brady, in file photo.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Submits Proposal To Host 2016 Democratic National Convention

Proposals had to be submitted by Saturday for those cities in the United States who wanted to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Philadelphia’s plan is one of those in the running.

06/07/2014

Al Giandomenico holding a model of the landing craft that dropped him on Utah Beach. (Credit: Paul Kurtz)

World War II Veteran Describes Role In Liberation Of France

The memories of D-Day are still fresh for Al Giandomenico, a 90-year-old Southampton, Bucks County veteran who took part in the liberation of France.

06/06/2014

(A poster in the Pattison Avenue station of the Broad Street subway announces resumption of late-night weekend service, starting this month.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Septa to Revive After-Midnight Weekend Subway Service During Summer

Septa has decided to bring back 24-hour weekend service on the Market-Frankford and Broad Street lines.

06/03/2014

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Philly Beer Week’s Cup Overflows, With More Events Than Ever

Choosing which events to attend may be the biggest challenge — after all, there are more than 1,000 available this year beginning with Friday evening’s Opening Tap.

05/30/2014

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41 Charged With Multi-Million Dollar Insurance Fraud Scam

A Philadelphia Police officer and the son of a reputed mob boss are among 41 people caught up in an alleged insurance fraud operation run out of a South Philadelphia auto body shop.

05/28/2014

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Howard Eskin, 5 Others Set To Join Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

On Tuesday night, the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame will induct six new members, including radio and TV sportscaster Howard Eskin.

05/27/2014

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