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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

Charter School CEO's outside City Hall (Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Charter School CEO’s Join Call For City Council To Approve 1% Sales Tax Extension

Officials representing several dozen Philadelphia charter schools gathered outside City Hall Thursday to call on City Council to approve a one-percent sales tax extension.

04/04/2014

(Tim Roberts, chief brewer at Yards Brewing Company, in Philadelphia.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Phila. Beermaker Thinks FDA Proposal on Grain Reuse is Misguided

“I think it’s crazy,” says Tim Roberts (in photo), head brewer at Yards Brewing Company, in Philadelphia.

04/01/2014

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Local Pub To Debut ‘Walking Dead’ Inspired Beer

The beer is called “Dock Street Walker” and it debuts Sunday night.

03/30/2014

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Philadelphia and Surrounding Counties’ Population Again Inching Upward

Census Bureau demographer Ben Bolender says the city picked up about 4,500 more residents in 2013.

03/27/2014

PLEASE PASS THE ZITI.  Students at the Ziegler Elementary School -- one dressed in a chef's jacket -- get lunch provided by Marc Vetri.   Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Chef Marc Vetri Wants To Bring Family-Style Dining To All Phila. Public Schools

The School District of Philadelphia is partnering with celebrity chef Mark Vetri with the aim of bringing healthy meals and a family-style meal setting to students in every Philadelphia public school.

03/26/2014

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Temple Announces Plans For ‘Spring Fling’ Alternative

Cherry-On Experience Day will be held from 4 to 8 pm on Saturday, April 12th. Geasy Field will be the venue for the event that will feature music, food and laser tag.

03/26/2014

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In Wake of Brick Attack on Student, Temple U. Urges Wariness

Temple University officials were sounding the alarm after several students were targeted in a series of off-campus attacks.

03/25/2014

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Local Group Claims To Have Started A March Madness Tradition

Hundreds of private March Madness parties are being held throughout the Delaware Valley, including a group that claims to have started the tradition.

03/21/2014

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Business Owners Hope Arrival Of Warm Weather Means More Customers

Springtime can’t arrive soon enough for area merchants whose livelihoods have been stung by the brutal winter weather.

03/20/2014

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Protest Over Out-of-State Hiring at South Phila. Shipyard Draws Hundreds

The coalition of union and nonunion workers chanted and held placards in a boisterous, 15-minute rally against Aker Philadelphia’s hiring pracctices.

03/18/2014

Rocco Renzetti, manager of Khyber Pass. (Credit: Rocco Renzetti)

Pining For ‘Younger’: Rare, Much-Heralded Beer Soon To Dry-Up In Phila.

Since the end of February, beer lovers have been answering the clarion call for what many experts consider to be the best beer in the world.

03/18/2014

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Archdiocese Schedules Mass For Clergy Abuse Victims

Archbishop Charles Chaput will be holding a special mass this weekend for victims of clergy abuse.

03/18/2014

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Local Attorney Criticizes Search Effort For Missing Malaysian Plane

“Before you go send 50 ships out there looking for wreckage you need to know where to look and it looks to me like they’re looking every which place but where the airplane might be,” Arthur Wolk said.

03/12/2014

(A US Navy helicopter  lands aboard the USS Pinckney during a crew swap before returning  to the search for the missing Malaysian airlines flight in the Gulf of Thailand.  Photo provided by US Navy via Getty Images)

Local Aviation Expert Thinks Search For Malaysian Airliner Is Off Course

Philadelphia attorney Arthur Wolk says that, by calculating the flight path, winds aloft, and weight of the Boeing 777, it should have been relatively easy to find the wreckage.

03/11/2014

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Penndot Crews Out in Force, Repairing Roads During Deep-Freeze Respite

If you’re out driving on a highway this weekend, there’s a good chance you’ll see them. More than two dozen Penndot crews are on pothole repair duty.

03/07/2014

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