McDevitt Hall of Famer, KYW journalist receives prestigious award for Kensington coverage

Pat Ford Loeb, a 1973 graduate of Bishop McDevitt High School and a 2024 McDevitt Hall of Fame inductee, has received the Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for her report, “New Crisis in Kensington: Treating ‘Tranq’ Wounds.”

The Edward R. Murrow Awards recognize local and national news stories that uphold the RTDNA Code of Ethics, demonstrate technical expertise and exemplify the importance and impact of journalism as a service to the public.

According to her biography, Loeb began her career at KYW Newsradio after graduating from Temple University, then detoured into public radio, various print publications, and the Pew Center for Civic Journalism before returning to the station in 2008.

In the photo above, Loeb is holding a Pennsylvania Broadcasters Association Award for her series “Crisis at the Juvenile Justice Center,” an honor received in April.

You can listen to Loeb’s story on KYW Newsradio here. The full list of award winners is here.

National winners will be announced in August, followed by a celebration at the Edward R. Murrow Awards Gala on Oct. 14 at Gotham Hall in New York City. 

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