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

Frank Machos  addresses the crowd at the Philadelphia Horticultural Society's pop-up-garden at 9th and Wharton Streets. (credit: Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia School District Partners With Philly POPS To Enhance Music Programs

The Philadelphia School District is partnering with the Philly POPS and some instrument companies to supplement its music programs and replace an aging inventory of instruments.


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Schedule Change For Those Working On Construction Projects During Papal Visit

The Friday before and Monday after Pope Francis comes to town will be a nightmare for motorists as major highways are shut down and stringent security measures put in place.


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Looks Like Another Record Breaking Summer For Tourism At Jersey Shore

All signs are pointing to another memorable summer at the Jersey shore, in terms of the number of people who visited.


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Rally Kicks Off Contract Talks Between Phila. Building Owners And Union Workers

The two sides are coming to the end of a four year deal that included a signing bonus, a salary increase of 6.7 percent and improved health benefits.


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Moderator Tells Main Line Students NFL Will Not Like The Upcoming Movie, ‘Concussion’

A Main Line private school that has been on the cutting edge of concussion research brought in a panel of experts to talk about the issue today.


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Focus On SW Philly Neighborhood In ‘No More Fire Deaths’ Campaign

Small teams of Fire Department and Red Cross volunteers fanned out in Kingsessing, knocking on doors and offering residents free lithium powered smoke detectors.


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Cheyney University’s Financial Woes Getting Worse

Financially beleaguered Cheyney University is facing another crisis.


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Camden Neighborhood Cleanup Designed To Drive Out Lowlifes

Police and other city agencies joined forces to clean up a neighborhood that has become a magnet for criminal activity.


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Construction Of New Music Venue In Fishtown Coming Along

Work is said to be on schedule toward the October opening of The Fillmore Philly.


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Lincoln Financial Field And Aramark Kickoff 2015 Season With New Menu Options

To accommodate their passion for food, Aramark Executive Chef James Hennesey spends the off season developing new culinary creations.


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Discrimination Allegations Surface Against Group Planning To Build Casino In South Philly

The group that intends to build a hotel and casino in South Philadelphia gave an overview of its master plan to the city Planning Commission on Tuesday. But those plans were met with claims of racial discrimination.


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Local Staging Expert Prepares For Visit Of Pope Francis

A pair of companies based in Delaware have the monumental task of providing the staging for Pope Francis’ appearances in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. next month.


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NJ Men Sentenced For Roles In Drug Ring That Spanned Across Continent

Two South Jersey men have been sentenced to ten year prison terms for their roles in a drug ring that relied on the US mail and FedEx.


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Archaeologist Dig Into The Past At Fairmount Park

On top of a hill overlooking the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, excavators are digging and sifting through dirt, searching for remnants of the Japanese Bazzare and garden that was a featured attraction at the 1876 Centennial Exposition.


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Police: Burglars Caught In The Act Confess To Long List Of Break-Ins

Lt. John Stanford says they were quite a busy pair of burglars, until they were caught in the act by patrol officers attempting to force open a door to a saloon just before dawn last Thursday.




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