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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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.”


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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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Phila. Firefighters Union Distributes Winter Coats To Children

“Operation Warm” visited a South Philadelphia elementary school Thursday.


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Phila. Police, DA Launch Pilot Program To Dispose Of Prescription Drugs

Philadelphia Police and the District Attorney’s office are teaming up on a pilot program that will make it easier for people to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drug medication.


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Law Enforcement Officers Undergo Training In Montgomery County

Law enforcement officers from around the area are going through the program.


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One Of Philly’s Largest Breweries Seeks New Home

Business is booming at Yards Brewery. So much so that it has to move to a larger facility.


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Sixers And Corporate Partner Reach Out To Kids In Community

It looked like all fun and games as you watched about a hundred middle school students from Camden split into teams and go through various basketball drills, but there was a lot more to it and the students seemed to get it.


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The Beer Olympics Comes To Town This Spring

It’s still six months away, but organizers will need all that time to put together the massive ten-day celebration of craft beer. Tom Peters of Monks Cafe says Tuesday’s meeting will be held at Heritage Restaurant in Center City.


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SEPTA Police Launch Body Camera Program

SEPTA police officers are now wearing body cameras while out on patrol.


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Philadelphia Orchestra Returns To Kimmel Center For Annual Holiday Concerts

The world renowned symphony held its final rehearsal Thursday.


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Heating Oil Prices Down

Spring-like weather is helping to push oil prices down even further.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.




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