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.
A sexual assault case against a Philadelphia priest is being replayed after the first one ended in a mistrial, just over a year ago.
A jury has heard opening statements in a sexual assault case against a Philadelphia priest, nearly a year after another jury was deadlocked after four days of deliberations, and a mistrial was declared.
Kenny Gamble was the keynote speaker at a Black History Month event Wednesday organized by PNC at its operations center on Tinicum Boulevard.
Prosecution witness James Taterka, a Montgomery County gastroenterologist, says neither he nor his practice ordered the industrial grade silicone that Padge Windslowe was using for butt injections to enhance clients’ rear ends.
The newly discovered unfinished pieces – one graphite and one watercolor – reveal Paul Cezanne got a better deal than he thought.
Today, a crew from Aqua America, the regional water company that serves the Main Line, was working along Montgomery Avenue in Rosemont, Pa.
Mayor Nutter today told stakeholders involved in youth violence prevention that they should commit to a long-term effort and not go for short-term fixes.
Noted Philadelphia philanthropist Gerry Lenfest, who once served on US Navy destroyers in the Korean War, says it’s almost hard to believe, in this city of firsts, that we don’t have an official Veterans’ Day parade.
A call to kill the deal to sell the bankrupt Revel Atlantic City to a Florida-based businessman remains in limbo after yet another court hearing in Camden. While a judge is expected to rule on Thursday, the developer is once again negotiating with the hotel-casino to salvage the transaction.
Maria Quinones-Sanchez, who has twice won her seat as a councilwoman without the Democratic machine behind her, last year backed candidates for state legislature who were not the party’s endorsed choices.
While we deal with wicked cold temperatures, former Philadelphia Police Commissioner John Timoney spoke with us while putting up with a sand storm, in the Kingdom of Bahrain, where he is consulting these days on police training.
Mayor Nutter is among the local leaders behind the charge to host the DNC next year. But he didn’t start out that way.
This spring, you’ll see the “Indego” logos at all of its locations.
Liberty Sports Development, the nonprofit organization formed two years ago to put on the biggest one-day professional cycling race in America, still owes the city hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Ivana Lash, 16, a junior at Parkway Center City High School, says too many people in Philadelphia only see negativity.