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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Hundreds Of Teens Find Work Through Philly’s Summer Jobs Program

Dozens gathered for the Urban Affairs Coalition’s annual ceremony that honors the students who take part in its summer jobs program.


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‘I’m Leaving The Democratic Party’…Last Day Of DNC Brings Final Tour Of Protests

Before exiting Philadelphia, Occupy DNC organized a Demexit party in Center City.


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Wounds Still Fresh For Disappointed Bernie Sanders Supporters

With their candidate out of the race, Sanders supporters tried to get their bearings and figure out where they go from here.


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Protesters Take To The Streets Despite The Heat

Thousands of demonstrators braved the blazing heat and humidity for a march down Broad Street to FDR Park.


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Proposal To Pay For New Scudder Falls Bridge With Tolls Picks Up Speed

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission is holding six public hearings this summer on a plan to build a new Scudder Falls Bridge.


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PCA Opens Hotline Helping People Beat The Heat

The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging is offering help and advice.


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Bucks County Officials, Volunteers Tackle Growing Cat Problem In Core Creek Park

Officials and volunteers in Bucks County believe they have solved the cat problem that has plagued Core Creek Park in Middletown Township for years.


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Records Unsealed: Could Reveal More Of Claim Boy Told Paterno Of Abuse

Joe Paterno apparently knew that Jerry Sandusky was sexually abusing underage boys as early as 1976.


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PA Attorney General’s Office Busts Major Drug Ring

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office has arrested 18 people allegedly involved in a coast-to-coast, multi-million dollar drug and money laundering operation.


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Lawmakers Don’t Vote On Christie’s Gas Tax Proposal

There are reports that some lawmakers are working on their own version.


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Yards Brewery Taps New Center City Location

After months of searching, Yards Brewery has found a space to build a new and bigger home.


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Gordon Ramsay Refurbishes Iconic Bucks County Hotel

Gordon Ramsay did indeed shut down the Brick Hotel to make some much needed renovations.


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Stopping Massacres: Senator Casey In Philly Looking For Ways

He introduced a measure Monday that would prevent those convicted of misdemeanor hate crimes from being able to buy a gun.


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Man Shot After Allegedly Attempting To Steal From Homeowner’s Car In Bucks County

One man has been arrested and authorities are considering filing charges against the other man who opened fire.


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Local Experts Hold Forum To Protect Seniors From Financial Predators

As part of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Wednesday, The Philadelphia Financial Exploitation Prevention Task Force held a forum at the Center City Free Library Branch.




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