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

Special Olympics Pennsylvania Holds Third Annual Bocce Championship: ‘It’s A Life Changer’

Fifteen teams from three elementary schools and five middle schools have been practicing for at least eight weeks for a chance to compete, while having fun in the process.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/16/2018

Local Comedian Turns Voicemails Into Comedy Album

A Valley Forge native is releasing a new kind of comedy album.


Philly Gaming Center Creating Big Impact On eSports

Nerd Street Gamers on North Third Street has seen rapid growth over the past five years.


SEPTA Readies For Brutal Winter Weather

SEPTA says it’s taking preventive steps to keep its buses, trains, and trolleys moving through the brutal weather.


Deep Freeze Places Plumbers In High Demand

The phones have been ringing almost non-stop at Hutchinson Plumbing Heating and Cooling, since late last week.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/02/2018

Philly Students In Need Get Replenished With School Supplies

Some 500 students at Barry Elementary lined up in the school gym Wednesday to receive brand new backpack bookbags, stuffed with supplies.


Camden Native, Construction Company Team Up To Give Back This Holiday Season

Ray Jones launched his annual week-long holiday charity drive at a North Camden daycare center.


Tom Wolf

Gov. Wolf Signs Legislation Reauthorizing Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program

The governor traveled to Philadelphia and Children’s Hospital to sign the CHIP reauthorization legislation and call on parents to contact their representatives in Washington.


Philly Police Deliver Holiday Cheer To Children In The Community

The 26th Police District Christmas party has been a staple of the community for decades.


Man Does Cross Country Tour To Raise Funds For Salvation Army

Chris Strub spent the day at the Salvation Army’s Greater Philadelphia headquarters embedded in a culinary training program known as “Soups On.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/12/2017

Pa. Superior Court Overturns Conviction In Drag Racing Death

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has thrown out a third degree murder conviction for a man convicted of killing a Northeast Philadelphia mother and three of her children on Roosevelt Boulevard in 2013.


All Day Army-Navy Tailgate Raises Funds For Veterans

Saturday’s Army-Navy pregaming activities will feature a massive tailgate party and fundraiser for disabled and displaced veterans.


Deck The Buses! SEPTA Employees Compete In Holiday Vehicle Decoration Contest

Bragging rights were at stake for SEPTA workers who took part in the transit agency’s annual holiday vehicle decoration contest.


Cherry Hill Police Celebrate End Of ‘No Shave November’

KYW’s Paul Kurtz visited a Cherry Hill salon and barbershop where township police officers were given complimentary shaves.


Activists Work To Stop Construction Of SEPTA Natural Gas Plant

Community and environmental activists, along with residents of Nicetown, are considering court as their next move to oppose SEPTA’s plan to build a natural gas plant in the 4300 block of Wissahickon Avenue.


Time Running Out For Seniors To Enroll In Medicare

The enrollment window, which opened in mid October, gives seniors their only chance each year to take a new look at their health and drug coverage.


Scaramucci Fields Questions From Worlds Affairs Council Of Philadelphia

In a wide-ranging Q&A session with council members, Scaramucci batted away suggestions that Donald Trump may be a one-term President.


Musical Diplomacy: Members Of Touring Chinese Orchestra Perform Pop-Up Concert

A busy day of appearances for China’s National Centre for the Performing Arts Orchestra began with a midday popup concert at Liberty Place in Center City.


Decimated Fish Species Is Making Big Comeback In Delaware River

Shad was once a staple of the local diet, and spawned the neighborhood we know as Fishtown.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/31/2017

Urgent Appeal To Governor Wolf From Critics Of Controversial Immigrant Detention Center

Critics of the Berks County Detention Center are becoming increasingly frustrated by Harrisburg’s stance on the controversial facility for immigrant families.


Local Assassination Researcher Has Little Interest In JFK Documents

One long-time assassination researcher from Philadelphia has little interest in the latest JFK document dump.


Obama Campaigns For Murphy In NJ, Urges Democrats To Reject ‘Politics Of Fear’

The Democratic candidate for Governor of New Jersey got some help from a heavyweight on Thursday – former President Barack Obama.


Pa. Lawmakers Propose Legislation To Punish Public Nuisances

Two state senators from Philadelphia have introduced legislation to stiffen the punishment for people who pose a public nuisance.


New Target Store Opens In Art Museum Area

Nearby residents seemed delighted to poke around inside their new discount retailer. 


SEPTA Rolls Out New, Limited Stop Bus Service On Roosevelt Boulevard

It’s called Boulevard Direct — and it is a simple idea.


Philadelphia Police Looking For New Recruits

The Philadelphia Police Department is in the home stretch of its city-wide recruitment drive.


Philly-Area Wine Merchants Keeping Watchful Eye On California Wildfires

Wine merchants are keeping a close watch on the California wildfires that have destroyed thousands of homes and businesses.


PennDOT Ready To Open New Ramp Along NB I-95 At Girard Avenue

Northbound motorists will be happy to hear that a new ramp will open next Tuesday at the Girard Avenue Interchange. 

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/10/2017

PHA Looks To Auction Off Dozens Of Properties To Potential Investors

The properties, part of PHA’s scattered sites inventory, are mostly boarded up shells or empty lots.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/07/2017

New Mural Unveiled In Brewerytown

A new Mural Arts Philadelphia project celebrates the Brewerytown neighborhood.




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