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

Mayor of Philadelphia Jim Kenney takes part in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the MyPlace campus in Center City on March 1, 2016.  (credit: Paul Kurtz/KYW)

Phila. Literacy And Career Education Program Continues To Expand

The Mayor took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the fifth MyPlace campus.


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Universal African Dance And Drum Ensemble Visits South Jersey School

Glassboro Intermediate School hosted the Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble on Friday.


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New Campaign Aims To Educate Drivers About How To Avoid Becoming A Car Theft Victim

Philadelphia Police are partnering with the Pennsylvania Auto Theft Prevention Authority in a campaign to warn motorists about the dangers of leaving their cars unlocked, unattended and running.


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Local Craft Brewery, New York Brewery Team Up To Compete With Big Companies

At a time when many medium-sized breweries are selling out to big boys like Anheuser-Busch-InBev, Downingtown-based Victory and Southern Tier of Lakewood, New York have formed an alliance.


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Union Activity On The Rise At Area Hospitals

Unions appear to be making a comeback in Philadelphia’s health care community.


Reading's #4, Roman Quinn's dive back to second base was too late to beat the pickoff throw and the tag out by Sea Dog second baseman Mike Miller in the sixth inning. (Photo by John Ewing/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)

Wait, Who? Phillies Fans Getting Acquainted With New Faces

Most of the starting lineup returns, but after that, you will truly need a scorecard to identify these guys.



Philadelphia Health Officials Prepare For Eventual Arrival Of Zika Virus

Dozens of city Health Department staffers got together this week to hear the latest information on Zika, which has blown up in Central and South American and recently showed up in Florida.


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What’s In Store For Sunday’s Lineup Of Super Bowl Spots?

Charles Taylor — a Villanova Professor of Marketing and Super Bowl ad expert — says advertisers are doing an about-face from 2015


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Philly ‘Uber Of Beer’ Service Weathers The Storm, Adds To Inventory

The storm moved out just two days ahead of Quick Sip’s expansion to growler service.


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Deal Struck To Save Historic Ocean Liner SS United States

The SS United States, a historic and record-breaking ocean liner that once hosted royalty and presidents, has escaped the scrap heap and will undergo a rebirth, supporters announced.


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Crews Continue Working To Remove Snow From Neighborhood Streets In Phila.

City officials continue a massive operation to remove snow from neighborhood streets.


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With Impending Winter Storm, Safety Experts Warn About Threats From Carbon Monoxide

“It’s colorless and odorless so people don’t realize its in their home.”


Beer Peddlers Owner Dan Stevenson (Photo credit Paul Kurtz)

People Make Mad Dash To Beer, Liquor Stores Ahead Of Potential Blizzard

Grocery stores are a major destination point for people before the blizzard of 2016 arrives, but as KYW’s Paul Kurtz reports, there’s also a major run on area liquor and beer stores.




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