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.
At least ten of the 16 string bands have committed to the February 22, 2015, event (which will miss Mardi Gras, February 17th, by a few days).
The gifts are among the largest Curtis has ever received.
One of Austria’s most famous cultural exports, arguably the best-known boys’ choir in the world, was well aware of their special audience, according to Vienna Boys Choir artistic director Gerald Wirth.
The group, which staged a march this morning from Independence Hall to the Federal Reserve at Sixth and Arch Streets, says the Fed’s replacement process is dominated by major financial firms and corporations.
Temple’s Plan Includes Library That Retrieves Books With Robotic Arms & Urban Quad In Middle Of Campus
Temple University now has a plan in place to swap out its old library for a new one.
A top ranking U.S. Department of Education official and members of a statewide campaign to increase early learning opportunities for children swapped stories and strategies on Thursday at a Philadelphia City Hall summit.
Abraham hand-delivered a letter to City Council president Darrell Clarke asking him to reconsider scheduling a hearing and inviting the private utility, UIL, back to the table.
Council President Clarke, who lost his mother when he first got elected, says he enjoys hanging out with seniors. “They’ve taken the responsibility of watching over me over the years, and I just want to be in a position to return the favor.”
PHL Workers Participate In Training Program To Protect Themselves Against Infectious Disease Hazards
The Service Employees International Union says many of the workers, about 2,000 at the airport, have not had any new infection-control training from their employers.
Today, they brought their complaints to the doorsteps of the Pennsylvania attorney general and the School Reform Commission.
Teachers, parents and faith leaders are weighing in on the two grand jury presentments this past week that cleared white police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
The partnership between web site Kiva.org and the city’s Department of Commerce brings “crowdfunded microloans,” most of which are about $5,000 and are offered at zero-percent interest.
Mayor Nutter says paid sick leave is a “complicated policy question that profoundly affects employees and employers.” He previously vetoed two bills passed by City Council.
Landing one of the largest conventions in the nation is adding to the momentum that the Pennsylvania Convention Center is building.
“The survey this semester looked at the relationship between cyberbullying and self-esteem,” said Dr. Rick Frei.