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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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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

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

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