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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

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Mayor Nutter Asks Philly Residents To Participate In ‘Day Of Kindness’

There are several elements behind this kindness initiative, including Philadelphia’s 333rd birthday, the Dalai Lama and J Nathan Bazzel, executive director of the Day of Kindness.


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New Shiny Look For Plaques That Adorn The Avenue Of The Arts

Friends of the Avenue of the Arts and unionized stagehands hit the Walk of Fame today and gave more than a hundred plaques a shiny new look.


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UniverSoul Circus Stops At Charter School In West Philly

The Universoul Circus, which bills itself as the third most popular circus in the world is in Philadelphia for a three week run.


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Strike Deadline Could Impact Tenants Of Nearly 170 Office Buildings

By Paul Kurtz PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –– This will be the final day of contract negotiations between the union representing some 28 hundred janitors and Philadelphia office building owners. They’re up against a midnight strike deadline. […]


Display case containing original manuscript of Alice in Wonderland. (credit: Paul Kurtz/KYW)

The Rosenbach Celebrates 150 Years Of Alice In Wonderland

The Rosenbach Museum and Library is celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Alice in Wonderland with a very special display.


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Hundreds Of Seniors On The March To A Healthier Lifestyle

Boathouse Row served as the backdrop for a gathering of seniors in sneakers today.


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DA: Two Arrested In Deadly Lower Moreland Home Invasion

Authorities say two arrests have been made in a deadly home invasion in Lower Moreland, Montgomery County.


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E-Commerce Retailers Network, Discuss Latest Trends At Digital Summit In Philadelphia

The meeting at the Pennsylvania Convention Center comes at a time of explosive growth.


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Phillies Look To Avoid Historic 100 Loss Season

The Phillies are one defeat away from losing 100 games, something the squad hasn’t done in more than five decades.


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Prosecution Witness Blames Center City Building Collapse On Contractor

The architect who oversaw the doomed demolition of a building that collapsed onto a Salvation Army thrift store two years ago testified Thursday against the contractor accused of causing the deadly accident.


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Leftover Food From Papal Visit Becomes Blessing To Area’s Hungry

Although restaurants struggled during the Papal Visit, leftovers are benefiting those in need.


Faithful gather for an open-air mass lead by Pope Francis at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 27, 2015. The 78-year-old head of the Catholic Church wraps up a six-day tour of the US on September 27, having electrified Americans with a message ofhttp://ewas-sypho-01/Symphonia_5/images/btnSaveNew.gif respecting immigrants, protecting the environment and sharing wealth. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Crowd Safety Expert Estimates 80-140K Attended Papal Mass

There’s no doubt that a huge crowd attended Sunday’s Papal Mass along the Ben Franklin Parkway, but city officials have yet to release a formal estimate.


Father Jack Lombardi leading the Papal pilgrims. (Credit:  Paul Kurtz)

Papal Pilgrims Walking From Baltimore Continue Week-Long Journey To Philly

Last Sunday, more than 20 youngsters embarked from Baltimore on the spiritual journey like no other.


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SEPTA Readies For Huge Crowds Expected On Regional Rail During Papal Visit Weekend

With rail passenger service expected to double on Saturday and triple on Sunday, SEPTA will be dispatching its own shock troops to handle the crowds.


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Philadelphia Landmark Celebrates Bicentennial Anniversary

A very special toast and the beverage of choice was, what else, water fresh from the Schuykill River.




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