Pat Loeb

Pat Loeb
Pat Loeb’s radio experience has the makings of a country song: she lived a lot of places, went down a lot of roads, but they all led her home — to Philadelphia and to KYW Newsradio, where she started her career some 30 years ago.

Born and raised in Philadelphia and environs, she graduated magna cum laude from Temple University’s renowned School of Communications and Theatre and, after three invaluable years at KYW, spent the majority of her work life in public radio, including four years as a foreign correspondent based in Asia, which gave her the opportunity to cover stories such as coups d’etat, volcano eruptions, earthquakes, and the return of Imelda Marcos to Manila to reclaim her shoes.

A digression into motherhood was punctuated by print work for the Washington Post, the Congressional Quarterly, and the Pew Center for Civic Journalism, among other gigs.

She returned to radio in Los Angeles, as a correspondent for the public radio business show “Marketplace.”

Pat rejoined KYW in 2008 and says she is “incredibly grateful for the chance to once again work with the most outstanding broadcast news team in the Delaware Valley… make that the most outstanding broadcast news team anywhere.”

Pat is married to Vernon Loeb, managing editor of the  Houston Chronicle, and is the mother of four amazing children:  Katie Loeb, of New York City; David, a student at Temple University; Frances, an All-American runner at Johns Hopkins; and Julia, a student at Colorado University-Boulder.

Connect with Pat Loeb on Twitter: @PatLoeb

An Unusual Community Springs Up From Philadelphia’s Opioid Epidemic

The city’s opioid epidemic claimed 1,200 lives to overdoses in 2017, and it’s created a new phenomenon of encampments under several railroad bridges in Kensington.


Philadelphia’s Divine Lorraine Now A Fundraising Hot Spot

The legendary Divine Lorraine Hotel on North Broad Street is suddenly the hottest venue in Philadelphia for political fundraisers.


L&I Deputy Commissioner Wins City’s Integrity Award

Officials said it was significant that the award went to a Deputy Commissioner in the long-troubled Department of Licenses and Inspections.


Shawn Yarbray

Jury Deliberations Begin In Trial Of Man Accused Of Stabbing Philly Councilman

Jurors got the judge’s instructions Wednesday and will resume weighing the verdict on Thursday.


Philadelphia Funds Record Number Of Arts Organizations

Mayor Kenney says city funding helps make arts more accessible to more people and he’d like to do more.


Philadelphia Recognizes Students In Sister Cities Program

Philadelphia Recognizes Students In Sister Cities Program

Philadelphia’s longest-running high school exchange program celebrated its 10th anniversary Tuesday with a ceremony in City Hall.


Mayor Kenny Throws Support Behind Congressman Evans For Re-Election

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has endorsed Congressman Dwight Evans for re-election.


Five Philly Unions Seeking Damages From Drug Companies For Opioid Promotion

Five Philadelphia unions have joined in the quest to recover costs from drug companies connected to the overprescription of opioids.


Council Hearings To Begin On Mayor Kenney’s Proposed Budget

Eight weeks of hearings on the Philadelphia city budget will begin Monday.


Philly Parking Ticket Amnesty Program Appears To Be Paying Off

Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell introduced the legislation creating the program after receiving many constituent calls from drivers overwhelmed with what they owed the Parking Authority.


Mayor Kenney Revises Property Tax Plan

The mayor revised his request when new property assessment figures came in.


City Hopes Workforce Training Program Is Recipe For Success

When the Phillies open at home on April 5, a new crop of chefs will be doing the catering at Citizens Bank Park.


City Council Committee Backs Expanded Protections For LOOP Program

Philadelphia’s LOOP program gives tax breaks to long-time homeowners in gentrifying neighborhoods.


City Council Committee Reveals Employment Risks For Medical Marijuana Users

Pennsylvania has made medical marijuana legal, but it can’t completely shield people who take it from consequences.


Nominating Panel Sends Mayor Second List Of Potential School Board Members

This group includes more parents and teachers.


City Officials Unveil New Tactic For Fighting Illegal Drugs

Philadelphia police are using a new tactic for certain low-level offenders: Police-Assisted Diversion is an approach to getting defendants with addiction problems off of drugs instead of into jail.


Philly Councilwoman Proposes Extended Bar Hours…For The Children

She’s pitching it as a way to fund the school district.


Philly Residents Could See Increase In Water Bill

The Philadelphia Water Department has asked for a phased-in rate increase, totaling 10.5 percent by September of 2020. 


City Launches Campaign To Encourage Carrying Naloxone To Reduce Opioid Deaths

The Philadelphia Health Department is launching its most exhaustive effort, yet, to try to reduce opioid deaths with the use of the overdose-reversing drug Naloxone.


Homeless Encampments: Philadelphia’s Latest Battle In War Against Opioids

Liz Hersh of the Office of Homeless Services called the encampments “a humanitarian crisis.”


Pat Toomey

Is Senator Toomey’s Ex-Im Block More Harm Than Good?

The U.S. created the Export-Import (EXIM bank) to compete with the 96 other countries that support exports with insurance and loan guarantees.


Philadelphia City Council Committee Explores Impact Of Unreliable Work Hours

Unreliable work hours harm families in a range of ways, from providing insufficient income to creating child care crises.


Reserved Curb Spaces For Electric Vehicles To Be Phased Out

Reserved curbside parking for electric vehicles in Philadelphia is dead.


New Bill Mandates Sexual Harassment Training For City Employees

Philadelphia voters will be asked to approve a charter change to require mandatory sexual harassment training for all city employees.


Mayor Kenney Asks For More Names For School Board

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney wants more choices as he picks a new school board.


School Funding Lawsuit Gets Commonwealth Court Hearing

Attorneys representing parents and underfunded districts claim the disparities in Pennsylvania are so great they violate students’ “equal protection” rights.


Republican Candidates For Pennsylvania Governor Face Off In Debate

The three Republican candidates for Pennsylvania governor squared off in a Chamber of Commerce-sponsored debate at the Constitution Center, Tuesday.


Pat Toomey, Chris Coons Propose New Bipartisan Gun Control Legislation

Sens. Pat Toomey and Chris Coons say their bill would strengthen the National Instant Criminal Background Check System or NICS.


Philadelphia Medical Marijuana Case Could Have Nationwide Impact

A federal judge in Philadelphia is considering whether to take a case that could have an enormous impact on the medical marijuana industry nationwide.


Governor Wolf Holds Conversation On Philadelphia Gun Violence

Frustrated community members and advocates demanded a plan for addressing the issue.