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.

Deadly train derailment in Philadelphia on May 12, 2015. (credit: CBS)

Judge Approves ‘Historic’ $265M Settlement In 2015 Amtrak Derailment

Lawyers involved in the Amtrak 188 litigation believe it’s the largest payout of its kind in the US.

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More Supermarkets Across Pennsylvania Uncork Wine-To-Go Sales

One of the first supermarkets to toast the start of wine-to-go sales in Pennsylvania is popping the corks for another at the Wegmans in King of Prussia.


(The demolition site at 2136 Market Street, taken by a concerned passerby the day before the deadly collapse.  The Salvation Army thrift store, in which six people were killed, is at far right.  Photo by Laura Mierson.)

Market Street Collapse: Defense Lawyers Attack Credibility Of Industry Expert

Now in its 6th week, the case is expected to take a break later this week, and resume in mid-November.


Center City Building Collapse File Photo (credit: Tim Jimenez/KYW)

Testimony Continues In Market Street Building Collapse Civil Trial

The elderly owner of the buildings being demolished next to the deadly 2013 Salvation Army Thrift store collapse returned to the witness stand Monday afternoon.


704, 706-708 Sansom Street (Credit: Steve Tawa)

City Agency May Block Demolition Of 2 Old Jewelers’ Row Buildings

Toll Brothers wants to replace a total of five buildings along Sansom Street.


Chaka Fattah speaking

Judge Tosses 4 Of 22 Counts For Convicted Ex-Congressman

Convicted ex-congressman Chaka Fattah of Philadelphia has been cleared of four of 22 counts of his corruption case based on post-trial motions.


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Sen. Pat Toomey Pressed For Trump Comments While Visiting Philly Charter School

Senator Toomey ducked into several classrooms at Belmont Charter School for a lively exchange with students.


Center City Building Collapse File Photo (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Developer Testifies In Market Street Building Collapse Civil Trial

The New York real estate developer who owned the building being demolished next to the Salvation Army thrift store was on the stand Wednesday at the civil trial to determine any financial liability.


Student Nora Dell (right) interviews Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards (left). Photo credit: KYW's Steve Tawa

President Of Planned Parenthood Visits Two Local Colleges

The President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund visited two suburban Philadelphia college campuses, to lay out the stakes for women in the upcoming election.


(The Salvation Army store at 22nd and Market Streets was nearly flattened when an adjacent building fell on it. Photo by Rich Edwards)

Key Figure In 2013 Thrift Store Collapse Takes The Stand In Civil Trial

One of the key figures in the deadly Salvation Army Thrift Store collapse in 2013 is on the stand at the civil trial to determine any financial liability.


A picture of Koopa the Sea Turtle. Photo credit:  to Adventure Aquarium

Popular Sea Turtle Will Soon Wave Goodbye To Adventure Aquarium

Guests and staff raised nearly $7400 to help sea turtles in the wild, including Koopa, now a yearling loggerhead.


(Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

SEPTA Workers Take Strike Authorization Vote On Sunday

The last time Transport workers walked was a six day strike in 2009.


(L) Kathryn Ott Lovell (R) Courtenay Mercer
(credit: Steve Tawa)

Fairmount Park Named One Of America’s Top 5 Great Public Spaces

Fairmount Park is named one of five Great Public Spaces in the US by the American Planning Association.


(credit: Steve Tawa)

Philly Fire Call Proves Importance Of Working Smoke Detectors

Some firefighters showed up late for a briefing free smoke detectors during Fire Prevention Week, but they had good reason.


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At Campaign Stops, Toomey And McGinty Comment On Trump

Their race in Pennsylvania could help determine control of the Senate.



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