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.

Presidential Conventions exhibit at PHL (credit: Steve Tawa)

Presidential Conventions Exhibit Unveiled At Philly Airport Ahead Of DNC

The exhibit chronicles the 12 presidential conventions Philadelphia has hosted, beginning in 1848 to the upcoming DNC in July.

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A Sight To See: Phila. Gets Dressed Up For The DNC

You’ll be seeing banners go up all around town carrying a welcome message for the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/29/2016

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 20: A police officer stands in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building June 20, 2016 in Washington, DC. The high court still has four decisions to hand down before their summer break next week.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

SCOTUS Ruling On Corruption Cases Raises Local Questions About Chaka Fattah Case

Herbert Vederman, one of Fattah’s co-defendants, was convicted on several charges, including bribery, for giving Fattah money in exchange for Fattah’s support in seeking appointment to an ambassadorship.


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Bensalem-Based Company Has New Test That Helps Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Atlantic Diagnostic Laboratories calls it PolypDx, which could save lives and reduce treatment costs.


Congressman Chaka Fattah

Taxpayer Group Says Fattah Should Lose Pension

Chaka Fattah, the once powerful Philadelphia congressman, resigned in disgrace last week after his racketeering conviction.


LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24:  British Prime Minister David Cameron resigns on the steps of 10 Downing Street on June 24, 2016 in London, England. The results from the historic EU referendum has now been declared and the United Kingdom has voted to LEAVE the European Union.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Economist Says Brexit Will Not Have Long-Term Effect On U.S

The sudden Brexit jolt creates uncertainty, but a local economist expects US markets to weather the storm.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/24/2016

Congressman Chaka Fattah

Chaka Fattah Resigns From Congress Effective Immediately

Congressman Chaka Fattah has sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan announcing he’s resigning immediately.


(credit: Steve Tawa)

Bike Share Conference Brings Operators From Across The Country To Philly

Many are learning from the experience, even though Philadelphia wasn’t among the first to launch such a program.


Chaka Fattah

Congressman Chaka Fattah Facing Pressure To Resign

Fattah’s conviction means that he cannot vote in committee or on the floor of the House.


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Still No Verdict In Trial Of Congressman Fattah

After day-long deliberations on Monday, the panel will return to work in the Tuesday morning.


Day 2 of jury deliberations in the Chaka Fattah trail. (Credit: CBS 3)

Potential Problem In Jury Room During Fattah Trial

There was an apparent problem in the jury room during the first full day of deliberations.


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Promenade Helps Area High School Seniors Take Trip Down Memory Lane

Graduating Cheltenham Township high school seniors, looking forward to their next journey, took a step into their past with great excitement.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/15/2016

Chaka Fattah File Photo (Credit: Michael Buckner/ Getty Images)

Jury In Chaka Fattah Trial Begin Delibirations

Jurors who reported to duty way back during the first week in May for the political corruption trial of Chaka Fattah will get lengthy instructions on points of law from the judge Wednesday, after which they will begin their deliberations.


Chaka Fattah

Closing Arguments Continue In Chaka Fattah Trial

The defense spent much of Tuesday wrapping up two days’ worth of wall-to-wall closing arguments at the racketeering conspiracy trial of Congressman Chaka Fattah and four others.


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Jurors In Chaka Fattah Trial Listen To Closing Arguments

Federal prosecutors and defense lawyers are having their final say at the racketeering conspiracy trial of Congressman Chaka Fattah.



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