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

Construction On Schedule For Reading Viaduct Trail

If you duck down Noble Street, just off North Broad, by the old trolley car you can see construction crews and heavy equipment perched atop the Reading Viaduct.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/26/2017

‘Weigh The Risks’: Concussion Specialist Offers Advice To Parents Of Young Athletes

For pediatric urgent care specialists such as Holy Redeemer’s Dr. Avi Gurwitz this is the busiest time of year in terms of concussions.


Senator Casey Leads Rally Against Latest Republican Plan To Repeal Affordable Care Act

Casey contends the measure will roll back the expansion of Medicaid and make significant cuts to the program by converting it to a block grant system.


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Court Date Set For Man Accused Of Stabbing Councilman David Oh

A Commonwealth Court judge has set a Jan. 8 trial date for the 24-year-old man accused of stabbing City Councilman David Oh back in May. 


Police, Firefighters Compete To Lose Weight For A Good Cause

Hundreds of Philadelphia police officers and firefighters are a little more trim these days.


How To Keep Your Identity Safe In Wake Of Equifax Data Breach

The Equifax data breach scandal has sent millions of consumers scrambling for information about ways they can protect themselves. 


Pa. Brewery Creates New Beer For Die-Hard Eagles Fans

Eagles fans can now take their hatred of the Dallas Cowboys to new levels with the introduction of a beer that is quickly making waves in Philly.


Philadelphia Kicks Off Second Annual International Unity Cup Soccer Tournament

Philadelphia is not only a city of neighborhoods, it is a melting pot of diverse nationalities and cultures.


Philly’s Italian-American Community Fighting To Keep Columbus Day

That won’t happen in Philadelphia if the Italian-American community has anything to say about it.


It’s The Start Of The Unofficial Last Weekend Of Summer At The Jersey Shore

It’s the beginning of the end — the start of the unofficial last weekend of summer at the Jersey Shore.


Philly Health Officials Hail NYC’s Move To Raise Cigarette Prices

City Health Commissioner Thomas Farley says numerous studies have shown that more smokers will quit as the price of cigarettes goes up.


A Call To Save EPA From Trump Administration’s Budget Axe

In a newly released report, the PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center contends the proposed budget reductions could threaten decades of progress made in reducing pollution along the Delaware River watershed.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/29/2017

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Brooklyn Brewery’s Beer Mansion Comes To Philly

West Philadelphia will be the site of a unique craft beer tasting event this weekend.


A Renewed Push For Phils Slugger Dick Allen To Hall Of Fame

There is most certainly a case to be made for why Dick Allen is worthy. So why is this superstar not in the Hall of Fame?


Is Philadelphia Developing An Identity Crisis?

Philadelphia, known as the city of neighborhoods, seems to be developing a bit of an identity crisis.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/23/2017

Horde Of Cockroaches Invade Philadelphia Neighborhood

Residents of a Bridesburg neighborhood are breathing easier now that they’ve beaten back an invasion of insects.


SEPTA Celebrates 1 Millionth Quick Trip Customer

SEPTA celebrated a milestone and one of its subway riders on Friday.


Mayor Kenney Addresses Standoff Between Airline, Airport

With a strike looming at Philadelphia International Airport, Mayor Kenney has injected himself into the standoff.


US Postal Service Holds Ceremony To Honor Great American Artist

Jamie Wyeth beamed with pride as he shared his thoughts about the postal services commemoration of his father’s centennial birthday stamps.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/12/2017

Beachfest Set To Return To Shores Of Atlantic City

It’s taken about ten days for for a small army of hard hats to erect the stage and set up barricades for a crowd that could swell to 50,000.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/11/2017

Heavy Equipment Operators Strike Against Contractors Association

Members of Operating Engineers Local 542 were told to go home early Tuesday morning after arriving at job sites throughout the region.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/27/2017

TSA Officials Offer Tips For Summer Travel

As summer travel heats up, the Transportation Security Administration is giving advice on how to take some of the hassle out of your journey.


‘Make Music’ Festival Brings Pop Up Performances To Philly

The first day of summer was marked by music all across Philadelphia as part of the annual Make Music Philly festival.


PA Senator Introducing Bill To Address Inequitable School Funding

State Senator Vincent Hughes made a stop at an Overbrook Elementary School on Thursday


Northeast Philly Favorite Closing Shop After More Than 50 Years

An iconic Northeast Philadelphia deli/restaurant is closing its doors for good Friday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/15/2017

Hallahan Girls High School Students Leap Into Summer At Logan Square

At 12:08 p.m. Tuesday a collective roar went up inside, as the doors of the school swung open and out poured the entire student body.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/13/2017

West Chester University Crowned Baseball’s Division II National Champs

Hundreds turned out at West Chester University Tuesday to congratulate the newly-crowned NCAA Division II baseball National Champions.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/06/2017

Phillies Players Address Students At Kensington High School

Two members of the Phillies took time out of their Friday to address students at Kensington High School.


What’s On Tap? Philly Beer Week Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

The beginning of June marks the return of Philly Beer Week, the ten day festival that draws thousands of craft beer lovers from across the country and around the world. 


Philly Bars Collaborating With Local Brewers

Craft beer bars collaborating with brewers is not a new concept, but it has become a booming trend in Philadelphia.




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