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Steve Tawa

Steve TawaSteve Tawa joined KYW Newsradio in 1990, and splits his time between reporting and anchoring.

He enjoys the mix of having a front row seat at stories that have been part of Philadelphia’s recent history, interviewing newsmakers, and pointing his microphone like a camera to incorporate sounds in his reports — as well as telling listeners about breaking events near and far while anchoring half-hour news blocks.

He previously worked through the 1980s at WCAU Radio in Philadelphia, covering City Hall and the courts, and anchoring afternoons.

He began his career at WNHC in New Haven, anchoring afternoons, and then spent time as a city hall reporter at WEBR in Buffalo.

His first “big break” in broadcasting came during his college years in Boston, annoucing sales items over the public address system at Sears, Roebuck and Co. near Harvard Square.

When not on the street or in the studio for KYW, Steve noodles on the piano, collects classical and jazz music, and rides his bicycle up and down Main Line hills. He lives in Center City.

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‘Let’s Go Eagles’ State Trooper Released From Hospital After Shooting Remains In Good Spirits

Thirty-one-year-old Trooper Patrick Casey remained in good spirits, from his arrival in the ER at Hahemann University Hospital until his discharge a day later.

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Major Philip Ferreira (R) watches the prep work at the operations center. (credit: Steve Tawa/KYW)

Salvation Army Prepares Thanksgiving-To-Go Meals For Families In Need

As families get ready for Thanksgiving, The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia is making sure that the less fortunate get fed, as well.


Deputy Mayor Mike DiBerardinis. (credit: Steve Tawa/KYW)

City Breaks Ground On New Bartram’s Mile Trail

The new trail segment is expected to be completed by the fall of 2016.


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Malian Community In SW Phila. Not Surprised By Attack In Country’s Capital City Because Of France Connection

At the Nile African restaurant at 67th Street and Elmwood Avenue, owner Basalif Keita, who left Mali in 2000, says the former French colony has been battling Islamist extremists for years.


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Former Players Appeal $1 Billion NFL Concussion Settlement Before Panel Of Judges In Philadelphia

Critics insist that any settlement include future payments for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the brain decay found in dozens of former players after their deaths.


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Hundreds Of Turkeys Donated To Philabundance For Local Food Pantries, Charitable Organizations

At the Philabundance food bank in South Philadelphia, a ShopRite truck filled with 600 turkeys was unloaded to be distributed to local food pantries and charitable organizations.


Chef Marc Vetri (r) and business partner Jeff Benjamin. (credit: Vetri Family Restaurant Group)

Philadelphia Chef To Sell All But One Of His Restaurants To Local Retailer

Urban Outfitters, the specialty retailer headquartered in the Navy Yard, has entered into an agreement to acquire all the Vetri Family group of restaurants, except for the flagship, Vetri, which was once home to the original Le Bec Fin.


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Local Developer, New Kensington CDC Build New Homes In Fishtown

A local developer, a non-profit agency and Citizens Bank teamed up at an event to highlight a new mixed income development in the Fishtown section to replace some vacant lots.


ECA Executive Director Liz Robinson at PECO headquarters. (credit: Steve Tawa/KYW)

Advocates Highlight Energy Efficiency As The Cheapest Energy That Boosts A Sustainable Future

The Energy Coordinating Agency of Philadelphia, the non-profit which helps to preserve and stabilize low-income homes, held its annual sustainability conference at PECO Energy’s Headquarters in Center City.


Lt. Joyce Craig's brother, Michael Craig. (credit: Steve Tawa)

Plaque Dedicated In Honor Of First Female Philadelphia Firefighter Killed In The Line Of Duty

A solemn memorial plaque dedication in memory of the first female Philadelphia firefighter killed in the line of duty drew family members of Lieutenant Joyce Craig, and members of her extended family of firefighters, and city officials.


Jim Kenney, the night of his Democratic primary win in the Philadelphia mayoral race.  File photo by KYW's Pat Loeb

Mayor-Elect Kenney To Hold Town Hall Meetings Across Philadelphia

The incoming mayor and his transition team will have at least four town hall meeting in various sections of the city.


Mayor Nutter receiving award from Committee of Seventy Chair Stephen Tang. (credit: Steve Tawa)

Mayor Nutter Receives Integrity In Government Award From Committee Of Seventy

The Committee of Seventy, which champions fair elections and political accountability, brought together the outgoing and incoming Mayor at its annual post-election luncheon.


Philadelphia Skyline. (credit: Justin Drabick)

Any Final Pa. Budget Deal May Include Making Less Severe Whopping Sales Tax Increase In Phila.

While Governor Wolf and legislative leaders in Harrisburg haggle over details of their tentative budget deal, there is the possibility of seeing the sales tax in Philadelphia pushed to 9.25 percent.


Col. Elmer Setting (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Woman Charged In 1985 Delaware Homicide

New Castle County Police say a woman has been charged in the slaying of a man in Wilmington in 1985.


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Gov. Wolf Talks About Budget Impasse During Philadelphia Visit

Governor Tom Wolf visited Philadelphia for a conversation on the Drexel University campus at a gathering called “ThinkFest,” discussing the role education plays in building a 21st century economy.



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