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

(Detail of the carousel on Casino Pier, in Seaside Heights.  Photo provided by Casino Pier, used with permisssion)

Seaside Heights Carousel To Remain in Shore Community

Seaside Heights town administrator Chris Vaz says it’s a win-win for both sides, enabling Casino Pier to expand its operation and the borough to take possession of the iconic merry-go-round that has entertained vacationers since the 1930s.

09/04/2014

Roxborough Eagles Keystone State League rep Jerry Bartholomew displays the new, safer helmet (left) next to the older model (right). (CreditL Paul Kurtz)

Youth Football Teams Turning To Safer Helmets, Techniques

Coaches and league officials are emphasizing attempting to take further steps to prevent head injuries.

09/04/2014

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Pumpkin Beer Is Back On Tap

With the arrival of autumn comes a new variety of craft beers. But more importantly, pumpkin beer is back on tap!

09/01/2014

APRIL 11, 2014: Sgt. Zsakhiem James and Officer Zero. (credit: CBS3)

Camden County Police Department To Add More K-9 Officers To Force

Police Chief Scott Thomson says through a combination of grants and corporation donations, the force will be adding five more dogs to the unit for a total of seven.

08/26/2014

Wilt Chamberlain of Overbrook High School, circa 1953 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Credit: Charles T. Higgins/NBAE via Getty Images. Copyright 1956 NBAE)

Overbrook High School Gymnasium Gets A Facelift

The walls in the halls outside Overbrook’s aging gymnasium have received a fresh coat of orange and black paint, supplies and manpower courtesy of a nearby Lowes. Athletic Director Robert Miller is depending on the kindness of neighbors to complete the estimated $115,000 project by the end of next summer.

08/23/2014

(A flyer from Laurel Hill Cemetery advertising the "Hotties" tour features a photograph of Robert Cornelius, credited with taking the first "selfie."  Image provided)

Historic Laurel Hill Cemetery Inaugurates Its ‘Hotties’ Tour

“We have a list of what we would consider the most handsome men in Laurel Hill,” notes Alexis Jeffcoat, a guide at the Fairmount Park cemetery.

08/21/2014

(A gas station in Atco, NJ advertises unleaded regular for $3.039 per gallon.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Fuel Prices Could Be Headed Below $3.00 Per Gallon In Parts of South Jersey

There at least four gas stations in Berlin and Atco charging $3.039 for a gallon of gas. That’s welcome relief for motorists.

08/20/2014

(Temple University student Stefan Burrell pushes a cartful of belongings to his dorm room.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Area Universities Opening Arms To This Year’s Incoming Freshmen

At Temple University, campus police kept traffic moving as parents and students unloaded their vehicles and headed toward their respective dorms.

08/19/2014

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3 Children Report Electric Shocks While Swimming at South Phila. Pool

Emergency crews were called out to the O’Connor Pool around 1:16 p.m. Friday after three children were reportedly shocked.

08/08/2014

(A keyless entry remote, built into an ignition key.  Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

Car Owners Warned About New, High-Tech Wave of Car Break-ins

“It always pays to make sure that you don’t attract criminals to your vehicle by leaving a laptop or a cell phone or GPS device or other valuables in clear sight,” says an insurance industry expert.

08/07/2014

Delaware River. (credit: Chelsea Karnash)

Study Turns Portion Of The Delaware River Green

“The purpose of the dye study is so that we can understand how pollution would move throughout different parts of the river under different conditions,” said Dr. Chris Crocket of the Philadelphia Water Department.

08/05/2014

(A Cirque du Soleil acrobat performs at the Franklin Institute.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Franklin Institute’s ‘Circus’ Exhibit Gets a Visit From Its Ultramodern Cousin

With “Science under the Big Top” well under way, and Cirque Du Soliel’s new show, “Varekai,” coming in September, it made perfect promotional sense for these two entertainment entities to get together.

08/05/2014

(Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce president Rob Wonderling.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia Business Community Sets Five-Year Agenda For Regional Growth

The “Roadmap for Growth for Philadelphia: 2015-2020″ campaign will be tailored around the city’s most recent demographic and economic trends, according to Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Rob Wonderling.

07/31/2014

(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

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