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

PA Vaping Shops Getting Burnt By New State Tax

E-cigarette merchants are feeling the sting of the new tax that went into effect in October.

12/23/2016

Gift Cards Very Popular During Holiday Season…But There Is A Downside

Gift cards are a convenient way for holiday shoppers to save time and reduce anxiety. But there is the potential for trouble if the recipients fail to use them.

12/21/2016

Amtrak train

City Seeks Ambitious Proposal To Add Amtrak Stop At Philadelphia International Airport

Now comes the hard part: finding the funding to make the project come to life.

12/20/2016

Jefferson Receives $3M Gift To Support Research In Medicinal Marijuana

The gift from Australian philanthropists Barry and Joy Lambert comes as the Wolf Administration begins to implement Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program.

12/10/2016

Philadelphia Youth Network Receives $100,000 Grant

The grant is part of a Wells Fargo’s LIFT program which helps eligible homeowners with down payments.

12/08/2016

Philadelphia Fire Department Issues Annual Christmas Tree Safety Tips Reminder

Firefighters throughout the region are extra vigilant this time of year due to the risk of Christmas tree fires.

12/06/2016

Former Philly Mayor, His Legacy Remembered

James H J Tate has been immortalized at the Municipal Services Building.

12/01/2016

Officials Put Brakes On Proposed Rail To Trail Project In Bucks County

A proposed bike trail connecting Montgomery and Bucks Counties has been hung up by a small but determined group of residents in Northampton Township.

11/30/2016

Participants Will Run Into Changes At Philadelphia Marathon

Philadelphia officials have made a number of changes to the annual event.

11/18/2016

Pat’s King Of Steaks Adds A New And Expensive Topping

A South Philadelphia steak shop has raised the bar on cheesesteaks by adding truffles to the mix.

11/17/2016

Planting Trees In Name Of Phillies Players Who Brought The Lumber In 2016

The Phillies and the Philadelphia Horticulural Society have teamed up again to plant nearly a thousand trees.

11/16/2016

Camden County Authorities Bust Drug Ring, Arrest Leader

Police in Camden have arrested 15 people who were allegedly involved.

11/03/2016

State Rep: Going To Make Sure Election Turnout Not Dictated By SEPTA Strike

Without getting into specifics, McClinton says they’ll find a way around that blockade.

11/01/2016

Sixers practice

Sixers New Practice Facility: ‘World Class Work Environment’

GM Bryan Colangelo says the team wants to create what he calls a “culture of excellence.”

09/23/2016

Testimony Continues In Trial Over Death Of Temple Student

Testimony continues in the trial of a man accused in the shooting death of a Temple University student last year.

09/22/2016

Annual Richardson Dilworth Award Ceremony Held At City Hall

The annual Richardson Dilworth Awards were handed out this past week during a ceremony at City Hall.

09/17/2016

Wentz Jerseys Targeted At Area Sporting Goods Stores

Stores are pushing more merchandise related to the rookie quarterback.

09/09/2016

South Philly Sports Bar Honoring Wing Bowl Legend Opens

Toll Man Joe’s opened across from Tony Luke’s on Oregon Avenue.

09/09/2016

Carson Wentz

Thanks To Wentz, Eagles Nation Has New Chapter Up North

North Dakota has long been Vikings territory, but 2016 has brought about a major conversion.

09/08/2016

City Officials Get First Look At Philadelphia Community School

The first day of school in Philadelphia saw the opening of the first round of community schools, where a broad range of neighborhood services and resources will be offered in addition to education.

09/07/2016

South Jersey Brewery Introduces Pork Roll Beer

Flying Fish Brewery in South Jersey is paying tribute to the Garden State’s favorite breakfast meat: pork roll

09/04/2016

Community Partners With Local Police District To Provide Free Back-To-School Haircuts

The 17th District picked up the tab for the haircuts and also gave out backpacks to the kids…just in time for the start of school.

09/02/2016

Police Close In On Hit-Run Driver Who Killed Motorcyclist In Feltonville

Accident investigators say they have identified a person of interest in a hit-and-run accident that claimed the life of a 58-year-old man Tuesday evening in North Philadelphia.

08/31/2016

Jurassic World Comes To The Franklin Institute

It’s another feather in the tourism cap for Philadelphia.

08/30/2016

Car Crash Deaths Labor Day Weekend Could Be Highest In Years

Officials predict nearly 450 people will be killed during the holiday weekend.

08/26/2016

Wine Popping Up In Pennsylvania Grocery Stores

We haven’t seen this since prohibition.

08/24/2016

A New School Year Brings New Techniques To Address Campus Safety

Casey co-authored the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination or (SaVE) Act

08/23/2016

Summer Food Drive Delivers Tons Of Goods To Children In Need

A summer-long food and book drive has ended with volunteers dropping off the bounty for hundreds of children and adults.

08/10/2016

Hundreds Of Teens Find Work Through Philly’s Summer Jobs Program

Dozens gathered for the Urban Affairs Coalition’s annual ceremony that honors the students who take part in its summer jobs program.

08/09/2016

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