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

(President of Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Daniel McElhatton speaks outside City Hall.  Behind him is an "energy guzzling refrigerator" character provided by Peco.  Photo  by Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia Marks ‘Recycling Day’ With Thanks, and Reminders

Streets commissioner David Perri says 2013 was a record-setting year for our city, which was among the first to institute a recycling program.

11/13/2014

Staci Dawson. (credit: Delaware County District Attorney's Office)

Gun ‘Straw Purchaser’ Gets Long Prison Sentence in Delaware County

A Chester, Pa. woman has become the first person to feel the effects of a new Pennsylvania law that contains tougher penalties for those who make gun “straw purchases.”

11/12/2014

(Palma Lucas, a helper at the Golden Sunrise New Year's Association.  The club in the last one remaining in the Mummers' "Fancy" division.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Last Remaining ‘Fancy Division’ Mummers Club Struggles For Survival

The sole remaining “Fancy Division” club in Philadelphia has turned to crowdfunding in a desperate attempt to stay afloat.

11/07/2014

(Geno Vento stands alongside the new plaque dedicated to fallen Philadelphia police and firefighters.  The center of the plaque shows a picture of Joey Vento, Geno's later father.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

New Memorial at South Philly Cheesesteak Shop Honoring Fallen Heroes

Geno Vento paid several thousand dollars for the monument he’s erected on the front of his famed cheesesteak shop.

10/30/2014

(Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Honors in Delco For Another Powerhouse Little League Team

Delaware County Council today honored a team of eight-year-old Little Leaguers who stormed their way to victory in tournament play this summer.

10/29/2014

(A foreclosed home.  File photo by Spencer Platt/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Attorneys’ Group Warns Homeowners of Pitfalls of ‘Tangled Titles’

When a problem such as chronic illness or unemployment leaves the resident with an inability to pay taxes for a time, the trouble may compound.

10/23/2014

(Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Students Spend Time With Elderly In South Jersey

A group of prep school students provided some companionship to residents of a Cherry Hill senior assisted living facility.

10/23/2014

(Investigators process the accident scene where a female pedestrian was killed.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Police ID Woman Killed In Bucks County Accident

Investigators say a woman had parked her car in the Woodbourne Station parking lot at about 6:40am and was walking to the platform when she was hit.

10/21/2014

(THE WINNING TEAM: Earl Johnson, Jacob McAnn, Sarah McAnn and Danny Santos.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

In Delco, Students Design a Winning Anti-Bullying App

Earl Johnson (at left in photo) is one of four Penn Wood students who helped developed the winning app, called “Fear No Bully.”

10/17/2014

(Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Delco Officials Add Viral Epidemics To Their ‘Safe Schools’ Agenda

County district attorney Jack Whelan says these deadly illnesses weren’t on the radar when county officials began planning this year’s summit.

10/15/2014

File Photo (Credit: PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Long-Standing Starbucks Tattoo Policy May Be On Way Out

Starbucks is reconsidering its policy that requires workers with tattoos to cover up.

10/10/2014

An artist rendering of the construction on Venice Island, ready to be showed off on Tuesday, October 2014. (Image provided by the Manayunk Development Corporation.)

Ready To Cut The Ribbon On Venice Island Storm Water Project And Recreation Facility

Still ahead, a project to alleviate chronic flooding that accompanies severe storms. For now, project organizers are just hoping to see a healthy spillover of Venice visitors to Main Street.

10/07/2014

(credit: Paul Kurtz)

Tredyffrin Township Faces Legal Action Over Sewage Spills In Valley Forge Park

Two citizens groups say they’re ready to take Tredyffrin Township to court over a series of raw sewage spills in Valley Forge National Historical Park.

10/02/2014

(credit: Phila. DA's office)

Five Dozen More Convictions Tied To Corrupt Phila. Cop Are Overturned

Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper has dismissed 59 more cases related to investigations by officer Jeffrey Walker, the former narcotics officer who pleaded guilty to corruption and related crimes.

09/26/2014

Photo Credit Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Local Expert Believes Golf May Be Running Its Course

The recent closing of Meadowbrook Golf Club in Chester County is just the latest blow to a sport that has been shrinking at an alarming rate.

09/25/2014

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