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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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41 Charged With Multi-Million Dollar Insurance Fraud Scam

A Philadelphia Police officer and the son of a reputed mob boss are among 41 people caught up in an alleged insurance fraud operation run out of a South Philadelphia auto body shop.

05/28/2014

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Howard Eskin, 5 Others Set To Join Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

On Tuesday night, the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame will induct six new members, including radio and TV sportscaster Howard Eskin.

05/27/2014

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SEPTA Infrastructure Improvements Are Priority In 5-Year Plan

Six months after the Pennsylvania Legislature passed a transportation spending bill, SEPTA is getting down to the business of catching up on a host of capital improvement projects.

05/20/2014

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Former PR Director For Phillies Pens Book About His 5 Decades Working For The Team

Former Phillies PR director Larry Shenk has been busy writing a book about his five decades working for the team.

05/17/2014

Billie Jean King greets Little Flower High School tennis players in Hunting Park. (credit: Paul Kurtz/KYW)

Billie Jean King Helps Celebrate Opening Of Refurbished Hunting Park Tennis Courts

The courts are now getting a regular workout from neighbors including Little Flower High School, which formed its first tennis team, much to the delight of King. She owes her career to public tennis courts.

05/15/2014

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76ers Seeking Team’s Luckiest Fan To Boost NBA Draft Lottery Mojo

The question is, who will that fan be?

05/13/2014

LOUISVILLE, KY - OCTOBER 20: Marcus Smith #91 of the Louisville Cardinals sacks B.J. Daniels #7 of the South Florida Bulls during the game at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on October 20, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville won 27-25. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Most Philadelphia Fans Nonplussed By Eagles’ NFL Draft Pick

But now that the initial shock has worn off, some fans seem willing to wait and see how linebacker Marcus Smith pans out.

05/09/2014

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In Federal Court (No Kidding): Skee-Ball vs. Brewskee-Ball

It seems that everyone has played Skee-Ball, invented in 1909, at one time or another.

05/08/2014

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17th Annual ‘Home Runs For Heart’ Fundraiser Event Takes Swing At Heart Disease, Stroke

The two-day home run derby was born out of the sudden death of Hall of Fame outfielder and broadcaster Richie Ashburn.

05/07/2014

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Central High School Class Of 1944 Celebrates 70th Reunion

They’ve been getting together every single year since 1945 to catch up with one another and remember the good old days.

05/02/2014

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Philadelphia Looks To Smash Record For Largest Bar Crawl

A couple of local social websites are instigating this attempt to shatter the Guinness world record for a bar crawl of 4,800 held by held Kansas City, Missouri.

05/02/2014

(Citizenship applicants take the oath at a ceremony in the auditorium of Northeast Philadelphia High School.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Dozens Take Oath of US Citizenship in Northeast Philadelphia Ceremony

If America is a melting pot, the auditorium inside Northeast High School was a cauldron: the roll call of countries numbered nearly 50.

04/30/2014

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Vape Shops Popping Up As Popularity Of Electronic Cigarettes Rises

Fishtown Vapes on Frankford Avenue is one of a number of Vape Shops that have recently popped up in Philly.

04/30/2014

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Philly U. Baseball Fundraiser is Saturday To Fund Sick Teen’s Wish

Philadelphia University’s baseball team will be charging admission for the first time ever on Saturday. But it’s for a good cause, to raise funds for a very sick teenager.

04/25/2014

(The elaborate device needed a few nudges to complete its overly-complex procedure to perform a simple task: raise a "Philadelphia Science Festival" flag.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Drexel University’s Wacky Science Machine Fails To Achieve World Record

More than 40 students of Prof. Allen Fontecchio have been working since December on an elaborate Rube Goldberg-type contraption to open the Philadelphia Science Festival.

04/25/2014

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