Steve 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.
Thousands of economically disadvantaged Philadelphia students will be able to explore and develop an appreciation for art at the Barnes Foundation, thanks to an endowment gift from the global pharmacuetical giant.
Working Families Organization would have to gather 20,000 petition signatures, but Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell says it would send a strong message.
Through next Monday, the auto club is planting a tree in one of America’s national forests for every battery it replaces, according to an AAA spokesman.
Peace activists chose Good Friday to protest U.S. policies on defense spending.
The feuding owners fighting for control of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News now know more about a potential third bidder, the Newspaper Guild. It represents reporters, photographers and others.
KYW’s Steve Tawa reports the feuding owners now jousting in a Delaware courtroom pledge to buy the other guys out.
A Delaware judge heard the owners’ disagreement over how to dissolve and sell the parent company of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News.
An international orchid show has transformed the Academy of Natural Sciences on the Ben Franklin Parkway this weekend.
Prosecutors in four South Jersey counties and their offices honored their own Thursday during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.
Dietz and Watson remains committed to rebuilding its burned out Delanco, New Jersey distribution center, and a decision on its location could be made this spring as the company marks its 75th anniversary.
Now the question is whether the next step is cementing a deal, dealing with a job action, or continuing in limbo.
Thousands of commuters are affected by what happens between Friday and Sunday night between SEPTA and its largest union.
The parties who were at odds recently over the future of the landmark Theater have had a meeting of the minds on trying to save original Art Deco artifacts on the inside.
The galleries of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts are “bursting into bloom” now through this Sunday.
The Philadelphia Board of Ethics and a political action committee linked to Local 98 of the Electrical Workers’ union have settled up on a 2013 investigation into campaign finance reporting violations. A spokesman for the union says it ‘was so insignificant it’s not worth commenting on.’