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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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Local Theaters Celebrate 30 Years Of Ferris Bueller

Ferris Bueller took his epic day off 30 years ago, leading some area movie theaters to re-release the comedy classic.


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Host Committee Bringing PoliticalFest Back To Philadelphia For Convention Week

It’s called PoliticalFest and it is the brainchild of former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell.


Distict Attorney Seth Williams with Daniel MacDonald, Chief Inspector, Narcotics Bureau. (credit: Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia DA’s Office Expanding Prescription Drug Drop-Off Program

Thirteen police districts in Philadelphia are now offering people a safe way to dispose of their unwanted painkillers — and District Attorney Seth Williams is hoping to eventually take the program citywide.


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SEPTA Moves Forward With Audible Warning System For Buses

Hoping to avoid accidents involving pedestrians, SEPTA is moving ahead with a system that issues an audible warning when a bus is making a turn.


Jim Clemons of Blue Stallion "ironically" drinking a soda.
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2016 Craft Brewers Conference Begins In Philadelphia

Some 1500 people representing more than 1400 breweries are in Philadelphia for the start of the 2016 Craft Brewers Conference.


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New Book Offers Fresh Look At The Phillies

Longtime Phillies Media Relations czar Larry Shenk remains active as an author.


City Controller Alan Butkovitz (File Photo Credit: Mark Abrams)

The Horrifying Truth About Philadelphia’s Mail Distribution Center

The City Controller says the situation at Philadelphia’s Mail Distribution Center was worse than first thought.

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Cocaine Pipeline From Philly Busted In Delaware County

Authorities in Delaware County have arrested 15 people for their alleged involvement in Chester-based drug ring.


DA Seth Williams and Committee of Seventy CEO David Thornburgh (L)  will be watching out for voter-related problems during next week's primary election. (credit: Paul Kurtz)

DA’s Office, Committee Of Seventy Urge Voters To Stay Vigilant On Election Day

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and the Committee of Seventy will be watching out for voter-related problems during next week’s primary election.



New Venue For Philly Beer Week’s Signature Event

Philly Beer Week organizers have announced a change in venue for their big kickoff event coming up in less than two months.


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Organ Donation Takes Spotlight As Part Of ‘National Donate Life Month’

Organ donation was in the spotlight at Jefferson Hospital today as part of ‘National Donate Life Month’.

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Trump Supporters Not Laughing At Local Brewery’s Anti-Donald Beer

Dock Street has kicked off its “Friends Don’t let Friends Vote Drumph” series with a Short Fingered Stout. It may be clever, but Trump fans aren’t amused.


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Pay Equity Day Protest Held At Rutgers-Camden Campus

Working women throughout America are lamenting the arrival of another National Pay Equity Day.


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Philadelphia Leads Local Distillery Boom

Local brewers sparked a craft beer revolution some 20 years ago. Now it appears that area distillers are doing the same thing with spirits.


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Philly Police Get Additional Funding For Naloxone

The funding comes in the form of a $50,000 donation from Independence Blue Cross to the Pa. District Attorney’s Association.




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