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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

(EYE ON THE BALL:  A youngster bats a tennis ball into the Delaware River from the deck of the Battleship New Jersey.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Camden Riversharks And Fans Share Batting Practice Aboard Battleship NJ

The event was a home run for the young baseball fans who took part.

07/18/2014

(Hard Rock Café employees fill shopping carts during a playful competition in support of the anti-hunger group "Philabundance."  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Hard Rock Café Goes Shopping In Support of Philabudance

Management normally writes a check, but they decided to change things up this year and add an element of fun with a food shopping competition.

07/17/2014

(Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey is flanked by Jaqueline Wasni, VP of Motorola Solutions, and Sgt. Patrick McKee, a graduate of the POSIT program.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Phila. Police Get Funding Gift For Their Supervisor Training Program

The Philadelphia Police Foundation presented police commissioner Charles Ramsey with a $45,000 grant to fund the Police Supervisory In-Service Training program, better known as “POSIT.”

07/08/2014

Shot of Independence Beer Garden (Photo Credit: Paul Kurtz)

A New Watering Hole Is Coming To Old City Philadelphia

The much-anticipated opening of Independence Beer Garden in Old City is set for this coming Thursday.

07/07/2014

(LeSean McCoy of the Eagles gets the John Wanamaker Athletic Award.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

LeSean McCoy Gets John Wanamaker Athletic Award

McCoy shared the stage with the legend he has replaced, Brian Westbrook (at right in photo).

07/02/2014

(A member of Local 22 of the Philadelphia Firefighters' Union conducts a safe-grilling demonstration outside the union's headquarters at 5th and Willow Streets.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia Firefighters Urge Caution For July 4th Celebrations

While most of us prepare for Fourth of July fun, Philadelphia firefighters are getting ready to respond to disasters when people use poor judgment.

07/01/2014

(Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Delco Homeless Families Get A Day of Escapist Fun

A moonbounce and a waterslide were among the many activities being offered today to kids outside the Wesley House Homeless Shelter.

06/27/2014

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Phila. Police Dept. Sees Little Impact From US Supreme Court Cell Search Ruling

Lt. John Stanford says the Philadelphia Police Department’s policy was already in compliance with the Supreme Court decision.

06/26/2014

(NHL draft prospects locate the "Rocky" footprints at the top of the art museum steps.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

NHL Draft Prospects Take In Philadelphia Sights Ahead of Their Big Moment

Philadelphia is hosting the 2014 NHL draft this weekend, and today a handful of top prospects took a trolley tour of some city landmarks.

06/25/2014

(Adam Garber of Penn Environment is joined by Peg Zminda of the Barnes Foundation and Alex Dues of the city's Office of Sustainability in front of a Tesla electric car at a charging station in the Barnes' parking lot.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Electric Vehicles Making Inroads, Area Environmental Group Notes

An electric car charging station in the parking lot of the Barnes Foundation served as a backdrop for Penn Environment’s release of a report on the impact electric vehicles are having on the environment.

06/24/2014

(A grateful senior thanks Peco VP Mike Innocenzo for the fan she received.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

First Come, First Served: Peco Gives Away Window Fans To Area’s Elderly

At the Center in the Park, a senior center in Germantown, it took less than 45 minutes for about a hundred box fans to get scooped up.

06/20/2014

(Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Pa. Municipal Officials, Visiting Philadelphia, Lend a Neighborly Hand

Grassroots politicians from all across Pennsylvania are in Philadelphia for the annual Pennsylvania Municipal League convention. While here, they helped

06/17/2014

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Phillies Honor Jim Bunning On 50th Anniversary Of Father’s Day Perfect Game

Hall of Famer Jim Bunning was honored at Sunday’s Phillies game on the 50th anniversary of his Father’s Day perfect game.

06/15/2014

(Iraq War veterans Steve Madonna and Sam Console, outside the National Constitution Center.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

U.S. War Veterans Watching Iraq’s Reversal Of Fortune With Dismay

Local U.S. military veterans are watching the advance of Sunni militants across Iraq with increasing anxiety.

06/13/2014

(One man tries a kick outside the Comcast Center, at 17th and JFK Boulevard in center city.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

In Center City, Comcast Kicks Up Interest in World Cup Soccer

Philadelphia’s bustling soccer community includes a growing number of World Cup fans.

06/11/2014

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