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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

Bruce Carter #54 of the Dallas Cowboys tackles Riley Cooper #14 of the Philadelphia Eagles in the first half of their game at Cowboys Stadium on December 29, 2013 in Arlington, Texas.  (Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Eagles Versus Turkey During Thanksgiving Dinner

A lot of eyes will be on the Eagles when they play the Cowboys in Dallas. That may present challenges for those serving dinner during the game.

04/25/2014

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Sales Of Gun Silencers Skyrocket

According to the Bureau of Sales of silencers, the screw-on devices that muffle gunfire, are soaring. Alchohol, Tobacco and Firearms sales rose a whopping 37-percent last year.

04/24/2014

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Phillies Ticket Prices Among Most Expensive In Majors

Attendance is down again this season at Citizens Bank Park and the cost to get in may have something to do with it.

04/23/2014

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Candy-Flavored Beer Adds New Twist To Craft Beer Rage

With increased demand for craft beer comes increased pressure for brewers to concoct new flavor combinations.

04/21/2014

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Nonprofit Organization Launches Campaign To Teach Adults To Swim

According to the Centers for Disease Control, a third of American adults are unable to swim the length of a standard size pool. Now, US Masters Swimming is trying to reduce that figure by way of an army of volunteer instructors.

04/20/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter speaks with reporters outside his City Hall office.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Mayor Nutter Joins Coalition Of Anti-Gun Groups

Mayor Nutter joined a coalition of anti-gun groups today to help launch a new initiative to reduce gun violence.

04/16/2014

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Lottery Ticket Worth More Than $5 Million Sold In Montgomery County

Lottery officials say one jackpot-winning Match 6 lottery ticket was sold at Weis Markets in Norristown, Montgomery County.

04/15/2014

PCOM students work on the new robotic patient simulator. (Credit: Paul Kurtz)

New Wing At PCOM Features Updated Technology, Robotic Patient Simulators

Officials at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine have opened a learning center that promises to give the next generation of surgeons hands-on training.

04/10/2014

(Union College practices on the ice of the Wells Fargo Center prior to taking part in the NCAA ice hockey finals.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

2014 NCAA Ice Hockey Tournament About To Get Underway in South Philly

“March Madness” is giving way to the “Frozen Four.”

04/09/2014

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Phillies Fans Find Silver Lining in Home Opener Loss

For Phillies fans the only fireworks were of the pre-game variety.

04/08/2014

Charter School CEO's outside City Hall (Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Charter School CEO’s Join Call For City Council To Approve 1% Sales Tax Extension

Officials representing several dozen Philadelphia charter schools gathered outside City Hall Thursday to call on City Council to approve a one-percent sales tax extension.

04/04/2014

(Tim Roberts, chief brewer at Yards Brewing Company, in Philadelphia.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Phila. Beermaker Thinks FDA Proposal on Grain Reuse is Misguided

“I think it’s crazy,” says Tim Roberts (in photo), head brewer at Yards Brewing Company, in Philadelphia.

04/01/2014

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Local Pub To Debut ‘Walking Dead’ Inspired Beer

The beer is called “Dock Street Walker” and it debuts Sunday night.

03/30/2014

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Philadelphia and Surrounding Counties’ Population Again Inching Upward

Census Bureau demographer Ben Bolender says the city picked up about 4,500 more residents in 2013.

03/27/2014

PLEASE PASS THE ZITI.  Students at the Ziegler Elementary School -- one dressed in a chef's jacket -- get lunch provided by Marc Vetri.   Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Chef Marc Vetri Wants To Bring Family-Style Dining To All Phila. Public Schools

The School District of Philadelphia is partnering with celebrity chef Mark Vetri with the aim of bringing healthy meals and a family-style meal setting to students in every Philadelphia public school.

03/26/2014

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