Steve 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.
Six people died and 13 were injured when an adjoining building collapsed on a Salvation Army thrift store.
Now that the massive stage on which Pope Francis celebrated Mass is coming down on the Ben Franklin Parkway, organizers are making sure all of the ingredients – especially the religious artifacts – will be remembered for generations.
The Papal Choir sang in the seats at the Kimmel Center Friday, normally used by patrons.
City, convention and tourism officials held their last briefing on the Pope’s visit to Philadelphia.
Federal authorities hold a show and tell at the Philadelphia Custom House, for a big cocaine seizure found in a shipment of pumpkins and squash at the Port of Philadelphia.
Protesters In Camden Against State Control Of Public School District And Expansion Of Renaissance Schools
Camden parents and activists joined their counterparts from Newark to confront policymakers in downtown Camden who support school choice.
Kane says she plans to keep fighting to clear her name while serving out the rest of her term in office.
A local organist will have a front row seat to the papal events.
An advocacy group for clergy sexual abuse victims is hoping Pope Francis’ newly established Vatican Tribunal will look into the role of Cardinal Justin Rigali.
Traffic engineers will be able to remotely change traffic signals in real time.
The surging crowds about to welcome Pope Francis to Philadelphia will be greeted by hundreds of banners spelling out what the World Meeting of Families is all about.
Philadelphia city officials, firefighters and police remembered the civilians and first responders who lost their lives in the September 11 terror attacks.
Linda Weston, the woman at the center of what became known as the Tacony “basement of horrors” case in Philadelphia, has changed her plea to guilty.
It is located outside the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul from now through the end of the Papal Visit Weekend.
The Schuylkill River Trail has topped a “USA Today 10 Best Reader’s Choice Award,” for Best Urban Trail.