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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PennDOT Now Has Task Of Regulating Billboards Along Philadelphia Highways

PennDOT now has jurisdiction over billboards along federal and state highways in Philadelphia.

12/15/2015

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Christmas Comes Early For Some Top 3rd Grade Students At Camden School

Program coordinator Michael Green says these kids earned it.

12/10/2015

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Man Acquitted In Shooting Death Of Aspiring Teacher

A jury has acquitted a 37-year-old South Philadelphia of all charges in the June 2008 murder of a Minnesota man who came to the city to become a teacher.

12/09/2015

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Testimony Ends In Trial Of Man Accused Of Murdering Teaching Student For iPod

Testimony has ended in the trial of a South Philadelphia man accused of murdering a teaching student from Minnesota. The defendant, Marcellus Jones, took the stand and denied any involvement in the shooting death of Beaux Zabel.

12/08/2015

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A March And Fundraiser For The Fallen To Be Held In South Jersey This Weekend

“Twenty-two men or women a day in our military commit suicide.”

12/04/2015

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Eastern State Penitentiary Launches Annual Toy Drive For The Other Victims Of Crime

There are more than one and a half million people behind bars in this country and many have left behind a huge population of offspring.

12/02/2015

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Possible Increase In State Sales Tax Has Business Community On Edge

A proposed increase in the sales tax has emerged as the centerpiece of a possible budget deal between the Pennsylvania Legislature and Governor Wolf.

11/10/2015

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HHS Secretary In Philadelphia Promoting Latest Round Of Obamacare Enrollment

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell was in Philadelphia as part of a whirlwind tour of the country to promote the latest enrollment round for the Affordable Care Act.

11/07/2015

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Guinness Changing Filter Process To Accommodate Vegetarians, Vegans

Guinness plans to have a new vegan-friendly filtration plant in place sometime next year.

11/05/2015

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Halloween Shops Extend Hours For Those Late Picking Up Costumes

To accommodate the tardy, most costume stores have stretched their hours to 8 or 9 pm this week.

10/30/2015

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PSPCA Teams Up With Uber To Bring Kittens To Your Workplace

Who can resist the charms of an adorable kitten? Especially when it’s brought to you your place of work for a play date.

10/29/2015

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Mayor Nutter Asks Philly Residents To Participate In ‘Day Of Kindness’

There are several elements behind this kindness initiative, including Philadelphia’s 333rd birthday, the Dalai Lama and J Nathan Bazzel, executive director of the Day of Kindness.

10/27/2015

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New Shiny Look For Plaques That Adorn The Avenue Of The Arts

Friends of the Avenue of the Arts and unionized stagehands hit the Walk of Fame today and gave more than a hundred plaques a shiny new look.

10/22/2015

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UniverSoul Circus Stops At Charter School In West Philly

The Universoul Circus, which bills itself as the third most popular circus in the world is in Philadelphia for a three week run.

10/21/2015

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Strike Deadline Could Impact Tenants Of Nearly 170 Office Buildings

By Paul Kurtz PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –– This will be the final day of contract negotiations between the union representing some 28 hundred janitors and Philadelphia office building owners. They’re up against a midnight strike deadline. […]

10/15/2015

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