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.

(Dr. Rick Frei, prior to his students' presentation at a cyberbullying conference at CCP.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Conference at Community College of Phila. Explores Root Causes of Cyberbullying

“The survey this semester looked at the relationship between cyberbullying and self-esteem,” said Dr. Rick Frei.

11/25/2014

(Photo by Mike Teiper)

Center City Mural Dedicated To Memory of Slain Officer Daniel Faulkner

The mural, at 235 North 11th Street, is on an outside wall of the 6th Police District headquarters, where Officer Faulkner reported for roll call each day.

11/24/2014

(credit: KYW's Angela Beatty)

Former Republican Mayoral Candidate Sam Katz Weighs In On Likely Candidates Running For Mayor

Former Republican Mayoral candidate Sam Katz says although it’s not likely, he isn’t ruling out a run as an independent candidate next year.

11/23/2014

(Photo by Steve Tawa)

Camden, NJ Agency Sends 13 More Through Its Automotive Training Program

The students got the works: automotive technology fundamentals, learning about engine repair, brakes, suspensions, steering, and electrical systems.

11/21/2014

(Photo by Steve Tawa)

At Camden County Prison, a Job Fair For Former Inmates

“Employers are very much open to giving somebody a second chance,” says Sean Hinnegan, a job developer for Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia.

11/20/2014

(Former Philadelphia DA Lynne Abraham fields questions from reporters after announcing she is running for mayor.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Former Phila. DA Lynne Abraham Makes It Official: She’s Running For Mayor

Brushing aside the question of her age — she’s now 73 — Abraham says as long as “your dreams exceed your regrets,” you’re not too old to hold public office.

11/19/2014

(File photo.  Credit: CBS)

Second Casino License For Philadelphia Awarded to Stadium Complex Project

LIVE! Hotel & Casino received the second casino license in Philadelphia.

11/18/2014

(credit: Randall E. Scott)

Gaming Regulators Set To Deal Cards On Second Casino License In Philadelphia

Pennsylvania gaming officials are expected to finally show their hand this afternoon on a second casino license for Philadelphia.

11/18/2014

Pedal and Park at an MBTA station in Boston
(credit: Becky Collins/SEPTA)

SEPTA Working On Plan To Integrate Bicycle Infrastructure Into Current Stations

SEPTA is considering how and where to place secure, sheltered bike cages inside transit stops, rather than having bikes locked outside on public sidewalks, and in the elements.

11/16/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter, back to camera, testifies before the Pennsylvania PUC about the proposed sale of PGW to a private company.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Pa. PUC Builds Its Own Road Map For Future of Philadelphia Gas Works

Mayor Nutter testified that the sale of PGW is a “once-in-a-generation opportunity, with no comparable alternatives.”

11/14/2014

(Officer Mark Kimsey poses for photographs in City Council chambers with Joe Chambers, a high school senior who rescued him from a burning police vehicle.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Honors For Ridley Park Teen Who Helped Rescue Phila. Cop From Burning Vehicle

Joe Chambers, a 17-year-old senior at Ridley High School, jumped into action as the vehicle caught fire nearby with the officer trapped inside.

11/13/2014

Pat Russell, chair of Septa's Advisory Committee for Accessibility, in violet hat, leads ribbon-cutting for the new elevators at Dilworth Park.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

New Elevators Dedicated at City Hall’s Dilworth Park

Dilworth Park, which recently replaced the old Dilworth Plaza on the west apron of Philadelphia City Hall, is more user-friendly than its predecessor.

11/12/2014

(Dr. Fred Keating, president of Rowan College, at the ceremony honoring the late Ryan Iannelli.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

At a South Jersey School, Veterans’ Day Remembrance For a Favorite Son

A native of East Greenwich Township, NJ, Ryan Iannelli died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in 2011.

11/11/2014

(TSA spokesman Michael McCarthy points to some of the items confiscated from air travelers.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

At Phila. International Airport, TSA Issues Reminders to Holiday Travelers

The TSA says it confiscates hundreds of dangerous items each month at the screening checkpoints of Philadelphia International Airport.

11/10/2014

(Ballgirl hopeful Amandah Povilitus winds up to take a cut at the ball during ballgirl tryouts at Citizens Bank Park.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Phillies Hold Tryouts For 2015 Ballgirls

Dozens of candidates showed off their on-field skills and their off-field personalities.

11/07/2014

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