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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Komen Philly Forms Coalition Of Hospitals To Serve & Support Those With Metastatic Breast Cancer

Dr. Curtis Miyamoto, Chairman of Temple University’s Department of Radiation Oncology, believes a coalition will break down old barriers.


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Norristown Attorney Explains Influx Of January Divorces

January is a time for New Year’s resolutions and, for many unhappily married couples, one of those resolutions focuses on calling it quits.


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Philadelphia Celebrates Ben Franklin’s Life In Old City Ahead Of 311th Birthday

Philadelphians honored Ben Franklin and his enduring legacy Friday with a birthday procession and ceremony in Old City, celebrating his 311th birthday.


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PennDOT Reopens 19th Street Bridge

PennDOT has reopened the rebuilt 19th Street Bridge over I-76, but the overall project continues.


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No Free Refills! Unforeseen Consequences From Philly’s Sugary Drink Tax

Philadelphia’s newly implemented sugary drink tax is already causing widespread grumbling from consumers and merchants.


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NJ Senator Speaks To State Mayors Ahead HUD Secretary Hearing

Carson, if confirmed, will oversee a mammoth agency that employs eight thousand people with an annual budget of around 50 billion dollars.


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Hard Seltzer Becomes Healthy Alternative On Adult Beverage Market

While sales are currently healthy, Camacho expects to a big surge come summer.


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Philly Streets Department Ready For Snow

Dump trucks lined up outside rock salt silos across the city, waiting for word on when to hit the streets.


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New Year Brings More Flexibility For Beer Distributors In Pennsylvania

Among the many new laws that take effect this year is one that allows beer distributors to sell six packs, four packs, growlers and single bottles.


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PA Vaping Shops Getting Burnt By New State Tax

E-cigarette merchants are feeling the sting of the new tax that went into effect in October.


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Gift cards are a convenient way for holiday shoppers to save time and reduce anxiety. But there is the potential for trouble if the recipients fail to use them.


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City Seeks Ambitious Proposal To Add Amtrak Stop At Philadelphia International Airport

Now comes the hard part: finding the funding to make the project come to life.


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Jefferson Receives $3M Gift To Support Research In Medicinal Marijuana

The gift from Australian philanthropists Barry and Joy Lambert comes as the Wolf Administration begins to implement Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program.


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Firefighters throughout the region are extra vigilant this time of year due to the risk of Christmas tree fires.




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