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

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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Discrimination Allegations Surface Against Group Planning To Build Casino In South Philly

The group that intends to build a hotel and casino in South Philadelphia gave an overview of its master plan to the city Planning Commission on Tuesday. But those plans were met with claims of racial discrimination.


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Local Staging Expert Prepares For Visit Of Pope Francis

A pair of companies based in Delaware have the monumental task of providing the staging for Pope Francis’ appearances in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. next month.


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NJ Men Sentenced For Roles In Drug Ring That Spanned Across Continent

Two South Jersey men have been sentenced to ten year prison terms for their roles in a drug ring that relied on the US mail and FedEx.


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Archaeologist Dig Into The Past At Fairmount Park

On top of a hill overlooking the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, excavators are digging and sifting through dirt, searching for remnants of the Japanese Bazzare and garden that was a featured attraction at the 1876 Centennial Exposition.


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Police: Burglars Caught In The Act Confess To Long List Of Break-Ins

Lt. John Stanford says they were quite a busy pair of burglars, until they were caught in the act by patrol officers attempting to force open a door to a saloon just before dawn last Thursday.


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Cradles For Crayons Receives Large Donation For School Supplies For Children In Need

Citizens Bank donated $50-thousand to help provide essential items to impoverished children ahead of Cradles for Crayons’ big back-to-school initiative.


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Technology Takes Center Stage At Girl’s Summer Camp In Philly

Small groups of girls, ages 11-15, practiced the pitch they’ll make for the apps they’ve been working on.


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Philadelphia Zoo’s Intermodal Transportation Center Picks Up National Award

The International Parking Institute selected an independent panel of judges to select the Philadelphia Zoo as one seven winners of its 2015 Awards of Excellence.


New Jersey governor Chris Christie speaks to supporters at Livingston High School, in Livingston, NJ, on the day he launched his White House campaign.  Photo by Kena Betancur/ AFP/ Getty Images

Christie’s Presidential Announcement Draws a Jersey Ho-Hum

Chris Christie made it official today, confirming what most people had assumed for months: he’s running for the GOP nomination for president of the United States.


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Sen. Casey Presses For Expanded Funding For Amtrak

At a press conference at 30th Street Station, Casey said last month’s train disaster in Philadelphia underscored the need to make sure Amtrak has the proper funding to improve safety and infrastructure.


(Jymm Mitchell poses with his pair of photos that are being turned into a "Showing Face" billboard.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Billboard Project Teams Up Older and Younger LGBT Philadelphians

The yearlong collaboration between members of the Attic Youth Center and seniors from the LGBT-oriented John C. Anderson Apartments produced a series of photos that focus on faces, with eyes open and closed.


(Doug Schaer and Rick Licht of Hero Ventures, with their Marvel Experience in the background.  Photo by  Paul Kurtz)

‘Marvel Experience,’ A Portable Theme Park, Sets Up at South Philly Ballpark

The “Marvel Experience” opens on Wednseday. It’s a mobile theme park that packs a punch.


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Gov. Christie, in Philadelphia, Turns Up Rhetoric Ahead of Expected Campaign Announcement

New Jersey governor Chris Christie spoke at the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference, unleashing some verbal broadsides at the Obama administration.