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

(Hotel Monaco, formerly the Lafayette Building, at 5th and Chestnut Streets in Philadelphia.  File photo by CBS3)

Philadelphia Hotel Industry Elated With Papal and Democratic Convention Windfalls

“This is great news for us. We are on a roll,” says Ed Grose, executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

(A pedestrian walks down Marshall Street in Boston, Mass. on February 10th, when the city was hit with its third major snowstorm in three weeks, closing schools and suspending train service.  Photo by Maddie Meyer/ Getty Images)

PennDOT, NJ DOT Pitching In To Help Boston Area Dig Out From Mammoth Snowfalls

Penndot is dispatching trucks, plows, and crews from across the state. New Jersey DOT is sending ten dumptrucks equipped with plows and salt spreaders, six front-end loaders, ten “bobcats,” and 36 workers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

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Race Against Clock For Broad Street Run Lottery Registration

Time is running out to register for the Broad Street Run lottery.

02/12/2015

(This sign, at the corner of 20th and Winter Streets, would be replaced with a digital version under the Franklin Institute's plan.  File photo by KYW's Steve Tawa)

Franklin Institute Defends Its Plan For Electronic Signage on Logan Circle

“It’s only six by ten,” the museum’s attorney says. “It’s an accessory sign — it’s not outdoor advertising.” Opponents say it could engender more digital signs along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

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Delaware Valley Plumbers Say Frigid Weather Means Lots of Frozen Pipes in Homes

Cherry Hill-based plumbing specialist Tom Hutchinson says that with recent temperatures getting down to about 11 degrees, pipes in many homes have already frozen. The trouble, he says, will come as those pipes thaw.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/06/2015

(Dr. Sloane Guy demonstrates robotic surgery techniques at Temple Hospital to visiting students from Germantown Academy.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia Students Get Hands-On Introduction to Robotic Surgery Methods

Under the guidance of doctors and staff, fifth- and sixth-graders from Germantown Academy were taught the basics of robotic surgery at Temple Hospital.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/05/2015

(Credit: Paul Kurtz/KYW)

Kayaks, Luxury Yachts, And More: The 2015 Atlantic City Boat Show

Organizers of this year’s boat show say there will be something for everyone, from inexpensive kayaks and inflatable rafts, to million dollar yachts most of us can only dream about.

02/04/2015

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Local Brewery Debuts New Beer Honoring Schuylkill River, Local Recreation, and Earth Day

It’s called Schuylkill River Trail Ale, and Sly Fox plans to roll it out as part of a big Earth Day splash in April.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

Mayor Nutter in an Aston Martin DB8 convertible at a 2015 Philadelphia Auto Show preview. (Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Mayor Nutter Joins Organizers As Philadelphia Auto Show Drives Into Town

One of Philadelphia’s longest running events returns this weekend, and Mayor Nutter joined organizers for a preview.

01/29/2015

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Traffic Detours In Place On Section Of Busy Old City Road

Over the next two weeks, look for detours in the area of Chestnut Street beginning today.

01/26/2015

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Political Battle Brewing After Yuengling Banned From Wolf Inauguration

Yuengling, the Pottsville-based brewery, has been left off the list of beers on the menu at next Tuesday’s inaugural gala — and Republicans are crying foul.

01/17/2015

(Waterfront Square, on Delaware Avenue near the foot of Poplar Street, in Fishtown.  Photo by KYW's John McDevitt)

Delaware Riverfront Apartment Complex, in Fishtown, Is Scene of Rash of Recent Thefts

A source close to the investigation says apartments in Waterfront Square, just south of the Sugarhouse casino, have been hit at least four times by burglars since August.

01/16/2015

Dan Webb walks with the help of a revolutionary bionic device from REWALK Robotics. (credit: Paul Kurtz)

Robotic Device Gives Hope To Those With Spinal Cord Injuries

The latest robotic technology is helping spinal cord injury victims get back on their feet.

01/09/2015

Don Franks, president of JL Freed Honda in Montgomeryville. (Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Plummeting Gas Prices Contribute To Surge In SUV, Truck Sales

Buying habits of motorists are changing in part because of falling gasoline prices.

01/08/2015

(PHILADELPHIA - 1980:   Julius Erving #6 of the Philadelphia 76ers takes a break during an NBA game at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1980.   Copyright 1980 NBAE. Photo by Jim Cummins/ NBAE via Getty Images)

Harvey Pollack, Sixers’ Statistician, Seriously Hurt in One-Car Crash

Team officials say Pollack, 92, suffered numerous internal injuries, a broken jaw, and facial lacerations.

01/02/2015

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