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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Leftover Food From Papal Visit Becomes Blessing To Area’s Hungry

Although restaurants struggled during the Papal Visit, leftovers are benefiting those in need.


Faithful gather for an open-air mass lead by Pope Francis at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 27, 2015. The 78-year-old head of the Catholic Church wraps up a six-day tour of the US on September 27, having electrified Americans with a message ofhttp://ewas-sypho-01/Symphonia_5/images/btnSaveNew.gif respecting immigrants, protecting the environment and sharing wealth. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Crowd Safety Expert Estimates 80-140K Attended Papal Mass

There’s no doubt that a huge crowd attended Sunday’s Papal Mass along the Ben Franklin Parkway, but city officials have yet to release a formal estimate.


Father Jack Lombardi leading the Papal pilgrims. (Credit:  Paul Kurtz)

Papal Pilgrims Walking From Baltimore Continue Week-Long Journey To Philly

Last Sunday, more than 20 youngsters embarked from Baltimore on the spiritual journey like no other.


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SEPTA Readies For Huge Crowds Expected On Regional Rail During Papal Visit Weekend

With rail passenger service expected to double on Saturday and triple on Sunday, SEPTA will be dispatching its own shock troops to handle the crowds.


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Philadelphia Landmark Celebrates Bicentennial Anniversary

A very special toast and the beverage of choice was, what else, water fresh from the Schuykill River.


Frank Machos  addresses the crowd at the Philadelphia Horticultural Society's pop-up-garden at 9th and Wharton Streets. (credit: Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia School District Partners With Philly POPS To Enhance Music Programs

The Philadelphia School District is partnering with the Philly POPS and some instrument companies to supplement its music programs and replace an aging inventory of instruments.


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Schedule Change For Those Working On Construction Projects During Papal Visit

The Friday before and Monday after Pope Francis comes to town will be a nightmare for motorists as major highways are shut down and stringent security measures put in place.


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Looks Like Another Record Breaking Summer For Tourism At Jersey Shore

All signs are pointing to another memorable summer at the Jersey shore, in terms of the number of people who visited.


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Rally Kicks Off Contract Talks Between Phila. Building Owners And Union Workers

The two sides are coming to the end of a four year deal that included a signing bonus, a salary increase of 6.7 percent and improved health benefits.


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Moderator Tells Main Line Students NFL Will Not Like The Upcoming Movie, ‘Concussion’

A Main Line private school that has been on the cutting edge of concussion research brought in a panel of experts to talk about the issue today.


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Focus On SW Philly Neighborhood In ‘No More Fire Deaths’ Campaign

Small teams of Fire Department and Red Cross volunteers fanned out in Kingsessing, knocking on doors and offering residents free lithium powered smoke detectors.


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Cheyney University’s Financial Woes Getting Worse

Financially beleaguered Cheyney University is facing another crisis.


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Camden Neighborhood Cleanup Designed To Drive Out Lowlifes

Police and other city agencies joined forces to clean up a neighborhood that has become a magnet for criminal activity.


Work is coming along at the new Fillmore Philly. (Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Construction Of New Music Venue In Fishtown Coming Along

Work is said to be on schedule toward the October opening of The Fillmore Philly.


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Lincoln Financial Field And Aramark Kickoff 2015 Season With New Menu Options

To accommodate their passion for food, Aramark Executive Chef James Hennesey spends the off season developing new culinary creations.




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