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

Activists Work To Stop Construction Of SEPTA Natural Gas Plant

Community and environmental activists, along with residents of Nicetown, are considering court as their next move to oppose SEPTA’s plan to build a natural gas plant in the 4300 block of Wissahickon Avenue.


Time Running Out For Seniors To Enroll In Medicare

The enrollment window, which opened in mid October, gives seniors their only chance each year to take a new look at their health and drug coverage.


Scaramucci Fields Questions From Worlds Affairs Council Of Philadelphia

In a wide-ranging Q&A session with council members, Scaramucci batted away suggestions that Donald Trump may be a one-term President.


Musical Diplomacy: Members Of Touring Chinese Orchestra Perform Pop-Up Concert

A busy day of appearances for China’s National Centre for the Performing Arts Orchestra began with a midday popup concert at Liberty Place in Center City.


Decimated Fish Species Is Making Big Comeback In Delaware River

Shad was once a staple of the local diet, and spawned the neighborhood we know as Fishtown.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/31/2017

Urgent Appeal To Governor Wolf From Critics Of Controversial Immigrant Detention Center

Critics of the Berks County Detention Center are becoming increasingly frustrated by Harrisburg’s stance on the controversial facility for immigrant families.


Local Assassination Researcher Has Little Interest In JFK Documents

One long-time assassination researcher from Philadelphia has little interest in the latest JFK document dump.


Obama Campaigns For Murphy In NJ, Urges Democrats To Reject ‘Politics Of Fear’

The Democratic candidate for Governor of New Jersey got some help from a heavyweight on Thursday – former President Barack Obama.


Pa. Lawmakers Propose Legislation To Punish Public Nuisances

Two state senators from Philadelphia have introduced legislation to stiffen the punishment for people who pose a public nuisance.


New Target Store Opens In Art Museum Area

Nearby residents seemed delighted to poke around inside their new discount retailer. 


SEPTA Rolls Out New, Limited Stop Bus Service On Roosevelt Boulevard

It’s called Boulevard Direct — and it is a simple idea.


Philadelphia Police Looking For New Recruits

The Philadelphia Police Department is in the home stretch of its city-wide recruitment drive.


Philly-Area Wine Merchants Keeping Watchful Eye On California Wildfires

Wine merchants are keeping a close watch on the California wildfires that have destroyed thousands of homes and businesses.


PennDOT Ready To Open New Ramp Along NB I-95 At Girard Avenue

Northbound motorists will be happy to hear that a new ramp will open next Tuesday at the Girard Avenue Interchange. 

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/10/2017

PHA Looks To Auction Off Dozens Of Properties To Potential Investors

The properties, part of PHA’s scattered sites inventory, are mostly boarded up shells or empty lots.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/07/2017

New Mural Unveiled In Brewerytown

A new Mural Arts Philadelphia project celebrates the Brewerytown neighborhood.


Construction On Schedule For Reading Viaduct Trail

If you duck down Noble Street, just off North Broad, by the old trolley car you can see construction crews and heavy equipment perched atop the Reading Viaduct.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/26/2017

‘Weigh The Risks’: Concussion Specialist Offers Advice To Parents Of Young Athletes

For pediatric urgent care specialists such as Holy Redeemer’s Dr. Avi Gurwitz this is the busiest time of year in terms of concussions.


Senator Casey Leads Rally Against Latest Republican Plan To Repeal Affordable Care Act

Casey contends the measure will roll back the expansion of Medicaid and make significant cuts to the program by converting it to a block grant system.


David Oh

Court Date Set For Man Accused Of Stabbing Councilman David Oh

A Commonwealth Court judge has set a Jan. 8 trial date for the 24-year-old man accused of stabbing City Councilman David Oh back in May. 


Police, Firefighters Compete To Lose Weight For A Good Cause

Hundreds of Philadelphia police officers and firefighters are a little more trim these days.


How To Keep Your Identity Safe In Wake Of Equifax Data Breach

The Equifax data breach scandal has sent millions of consumers scrambling for information about ways they can protect themselves. 


Pa. Brewery Creates New Beer For Die-Hard Eagles Fans

Eagles fans can now take their hatred of the Dallas Cowboys to new levels with the introduction of a beer that is quickly making waves in Philly.


Philadelphia Kicks Off Second Annual International Unity Cup Soccer Tournament

Philadelphia is not only a city of neighborhoods, it is a melting pot of diverse nationalities and cultures.


Philly’s Italian-American Community Fighting To Keep Columbus Day

That won’t happen in Philadelphia if the Italian-American community has anything to say about it.


It’s The Start Of The Unofficial Last Weekend Of Summer At The Jersey Shore

It’s the beginning of the end — the start of the unofficial last weekend of summer at the Jersey Shore.


Philly Health Officials Hail NYC’s Move To Raise Cigarette Prices

City Health Commissioner Thomas Farley says numerous studies have shown that more smokers will quit as the price of cigarettes goes up.


A Call To Save EPA From Trump Administration’s Budget Axe

In a newly released report, the PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center contends the proposed budget reductions could threaten decades of progress made in reducing pollution along the Delaware River watershed.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/29/2017

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Brooklyn Brewery’s Beer Mansion Comes To Philly

West Philadelphia will be the site of a unique craft beer tasting event this weekend.


A Renewed Push For Phils Slugger Dick Allen To Hall Of Fame

There is most certainly a case to be made for why Dick Allen is worthy. So why is this superstar not in the Hall of Fame?




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