Steve Tawa

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

He likes 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 in 1976 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.

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. (credit: CBS)

Nutter Creates Panel To Help Tackle Recommendations Contained In US Dept. Of Justice Report On Police

Mayor Nutter has followed through on an Executive Order and named members of an independent civilian oversight board to advance efforts to ‘create a more responsive’ police department that ‘earns the public’s respect.’

04/18/2015

(Photos provided by Phila. PD)

Judge Retains All Charges Against 3 In Alleged Gay-Bashing Incident In Center City

Judge Frank Palumbo ruled after reading more than 100 pages of testimony from the preliminary hearing stage, during which Kevin Harrigan, Philip Williams, and Kathryn Knott were ordered to stand trial.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

Rendering of the new  and improved Gallery Shopping Mall (Credit: PREIT)

Plan To Redesign, Rebrand Center City Gallery Shopping Mall Moving Along

A plan is coming together to breath new life into the Gallery shopping mall.

04/16/2015

(Peco and Philabundance workers chip in to pack boxes of food for senior citizens in need.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Hundreds of Peco Workers Put Energy Back Into Community For National Volunteer Week

Peco employees were inside the Philabundance warehouse in South Philadelphia today, helping to box food to be distributed to low-income seniors in need.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

Alex Rojas Garcia's family and supporters outside the Criminal Justice Center. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Arraignment Set For Camden Man Accused Of Killing Temple Student

His family says 34-year old Alejandro Rojas-Garcia had everything going for him, a father of two, enrolled at Temple majoring in advertising, and out celebrating the night of January 24th after making the honor roll.

04/15/2015

(Father Andrew McCormick, in file photo provided by Phila. DA)

Gag Order Lifted on Philadelphia Priest’s Sex Abuse Case After Second Hung Jury

And now, parties on both sides are talking about the case publically for the first time.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/13/2015

Home of Keonna Thomas, Philadelphia woman charged with trying to help and join terror group ISIS. (credit: Steve Patterson)

Philly Woman Accused Of Trying To Join ISIL To Remain Jailed

Keonna Thomas, 30, faces charges of knowingly attempting to provide material support and resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

(Gwenanne Edwards and Samantha Sheesley, who discovered the Cézanne works, chat at the Barnes.  In the foreground are the versos of the Cézanne paintings.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Newly Discovered Cézanne Works Go on Temporary Display Friday at Barnes Museum

The two sketches, on the backs of other works by the French master, were discovered when backing paper was peeled away during conservation efforts.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

(Philadelphia city commissioner Stephanie Singer.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Incumbent City Commissioner Loses Court Fight To Be On May Primary Ballot, But Will Appeal

Now officially removed from the May 19th Democratic Primary ballot, incumbent City Commissioner Stephanie Singer, whose office runs elections, will appeal to Commonwealth Court.

04/07/2015

(File photo by Ed Fischer)

Pa. Consumer Advocate Says She’ll Fight Peco Request For Big Fixed Monthly Electric Increases

Acting Pennsylvania consumer advocate Tanya McCloskey says raising the “fixed” portion of electric bills by 68% creates a disincentive to conserve, and will have a larger impact on seniors and low-income households.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/07/2015

(2014 photo, provided)

Atomic Scientist From Philadelphia Claims His Book About H-Bomb Isn’t Dangerous to U.S.

Kenneth Ford, who helped devise the weapon when he had a security clearance in the early 1950s, says everything he includes in his book, “Building the H-Bomb,” is already in the public domain.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/06/2015

Home of Keonna Thomas, Philadelphia woman charged with trying to help and join terror group ISIS. (credit: Steve Patterson)

Philadelphia Woman Charged With Trying To Join ISIS

A Philadelphia woman faces charges of trying to join a terrorist organization, and was about to go overseas to act on her beliefs.

04/03/2015

(Philadelphia city commissioner Stephanie Singer.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Courtroom Efforts Continue To Get City Commissioner Singer Back on Election Ballot

If the judge removes her from the ballot when the hearing resumes next week, says she she’ll appeal to Commonwealth Court.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/02/2015

(Mayor Nutter, at right with back to camera, speaks at the on-site summer job fair.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

City of Philadelphia Hoping To Find More Summer Work For More Young People

“We had 8,200-plus people get jobs last year, but we had 18,000 who applied,” Mayor Nutter noted.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/01/2015

(Former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell discusses the upcoming forum that will include a role for Philadelphia fourth and fifth graders.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Gov. Rendell Says Mayoral Candidates’ Forum Will Engage Elementary Schoolkids in Phila.

The ex-governor says fourth and fifth graders in Philadelphia will get an opportunity to take part in a unique civics lesson that could help shape the upcoming Democratic primary for mayor.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/31/2015

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