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Steve Tawa

Steve TawaSteve 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.


Woman Convicted In Center City Attack On Gay Couple Sentenced To Jail

The Bucks County woman convicted of taking part in a 2014 attack on a gay couple in Center City – the only one who went to trial – has been sentenced to 5-10-months in prison.

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A Judge Sentences Defendant In Botched Robbery Of Center City Jewelers Row Store

The victim, a 53-year old woman who worked at National Watch & Diamond Exchange at 8th and Chestnut Streets, was abducted in a parking garage, tased, beaten, gagged, and shackled in a van, and then dumped in a cemetery in Darby.


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Phila. Carpenters Union Leader Out, Locals To Merge Into NJ Based Regional Council

The national United Brotherhood of Carpenters decided to consolidate local affiliates in five states into the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters, with 40,000 members.


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Bucks County High School Coach Fired For Confronting Ref Pleads Guilty To Harassment

The former Bucks County high school basketball coach relieved of his duties and sent back to teaching for an on-court confrontation with a referee in the final seconds of a basketball game has mailed in a harassment citation.


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Chaka Fattah Jr. Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison

Fattah Jr., the son of the longtime congressman, is appealing.


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Lawyers Who Filed Suits In Derailment Contend There Are ‘Glaring Inconsistencies’ In Engineer’s Statements To Investigators

Philadelphia lawyers who filed lawsuits against Amtrak contend there are “glaring inconsistencies” in the statements the locomotive engineer gave to railroad accident investigators.


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Mayor Kenney, Commissioner Ross Attend First Police Academy Graduation Ceremony In New Roles

Philadelphia’s Mayor and Police Commissioner attended their first Police Academy graduation ceremony on the Temple University campus, after their recent election and appointment.


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Democratic National Convention Organizers Reaching Out To Engage, Inform

In six months, Philadelphia takes the national stage again, just as it did with the Pope’s visit, when the Democratic National Convention comes to town. Key planners are reaching out to both engage and inform.


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Judge Denies Motion By Defense Team To Withdraw From Representing Congressman

The judge is telling the congressman’s current defense team they must continue.


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Woman With Local Political Ties Faces Federal Indictment In Alleged Fraud Scheme

The federal indictment charges 60-year old Renee Tartaglione with defrauding and stealing money from the Juniata Community Mental Health Clinic.


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Fattah, Behind On Paying Defense Team, Tells Judge His Priorities Include Fundraising For Re-Election

Defense lawyer Kevin Mincey says the team was “eager to try the case,” but it’s a small firm and they “can’t afford to loan the amount of time to put in” for a lengthy trial, without getting paid.


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Del. Senator Backs President’s Executive Actions On Gun Control

Delaware US Senator Chris Coons discussed how to combat gun violence in Wilmington.


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SEPTA Suspending Most Services During Storm

SEPTA has announced its plans for the upcoming storm.


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Reward Money Goes Up for Murdered PPA Worker In Southwest Philadelphia

Anyone with information is asked to call the Citizens Crime Commission at 215-546-TIPS or Philadelphia Police at 215-686-TIPS.


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Abington Township Public Library Celebrates Its 50th Birthday

The Abington Township Public Library is celebrating its 50th birthday on Wednesday.



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