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

Pennylvania Educators hold a round-table discussion at Bucks County Community College to discuss ways to address on campus sexual assault.
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Pennsylvania Educators Discuss Ways To Address On Campus Sexual Violence

Governor Tom Wolf’s initiative to encourage schools and universities to address campus sexual violence was the focus of a round-table discussion Thursday at Bucks County Community College.


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Bucks County Officials, Volunteers Team Up To Tackle Growing Cat Problem In Core Creek Park

In a week or two, volunteers and Bucks County Parks and Rec officials will be setting out humane traps to round up hundreds of cats believed to be prowling the woods of Core Creek Park.


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Mayor Kenney Eager To Welcome NCAA Tournament To Philly

Mayor Jim Kenney stopped by the Wells Fargo Center Wednesday as the city prepares to host this weekend’s East Regional of the NCAA Tournament.


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Philadelphia Housing Authority Beginning Sharswood Construction Project

Philadelphia Housing Authority officials are about to wipe away decades of blight and decay that plagued the Sharswood section of North Philadelphia.


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Please Touch Museum Successfully Emerges From Bankruptcy

Please Touch President and CEO Patricia Wellenbach says they already had a plan in place when the kid-friendly institute filed for bankruptcy last September.


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Rutgers Professor Shares Insight On Russia’s Decision To Withdraw Forces From Syria

President Vladimir Putin’s decision to withdraw the main portion of Russian forces from Syria came as a big surprise to the Obama Administration and Geopolitical experts.


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Former City Employee, 2 Others Charged Insurance Fraud Case

The DA’s office has filed insurance fraud charges against a former city employee and South Philadelphia father and son.


Mayor of Philadelphia Jim Kenney takes part in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the MyPlace campus in Center City on March 1, 2016.  (credit: Paul Kurtz/KYW)

Phila. Literacy And Career Education Program Continues To Expand

The Mayor took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the fifth MyPlace campus.


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Universal African Dance And Drum Ensemble Visits South Jersey School

Glassboro Intermediate School hosted the Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble on Friday.


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New Campaign Aims To Educate Drivers About How To Avoid Becoming A Car Theft Victim

Philadelphia Police are partnering with the Pennsylvania Auto Theft Prevention Authority in a campaign to warn motorists about the dangers of leaving their cars unlocked, unattended and running.


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Local Craft Brewery, New York Brewery Team Up To Compete With Big Companies

At a time when many medium-sized breweries are selling out to big boys like Anheuser-Busch-InBev, Downingtown-based Victory and Southern Tier of Lakewood, New York have formed an alliance.


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Union Activity On The Rise At Area Hospitals

Unions appear to be making a comeback in Philadelphia’s health care community.


Reading's #4, Roman Quinn's dive back to second base was too late to beat the pickoff throw and the tag out by Sea Dog second baseman Mike Miller in the sixth inning. (Photo by John Ewing/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)

Wait, Who? Phillies Fans Getting Acquainted With New Faces

Most of the starting lineup returns, but after that, you will truly need a scorecard to identify these guys.



Philadelphia Health Officials Prepare For Eventual Arrival Of Zika Virus

Dozens of city Health Department staffers got together this week to hear the latest information on Zika, which has blown up in Central and South American and recently showed up in Florida.




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