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.

Groundbreaking at the schoolyard green space project. (credit: Steve Tawa)

Fishtown Schoolyard To Become Green Space

An asphalt schoolyard at the Alexander Adaire School in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia, is being transformed into a green space.

10 hours ago

George Washington, with Martha, cutting his cake with a sword, at Valley Forge National Historical Park. (credit: Steve Tawa)

At Valley Forge Park, A Celebration For George Washington On Presidents Day

Today would have been Washington’s 285th birthday.

02/20/2017

Lance Butler

Fairmount Waterworks Opens Mussel Exhibit Along River Trail

The Fairmount Water Works is hatching a plan to help clean the water we drink every day, with a Mussels Hatchery.

02/16/2017

Joe Hafner and Nancy. (credit: Steve Tawa)

One Final Fling For LOVE Statue At Dilworth Park

A hearty send-off for an iconic pop-art sculpture on Valentine’s Day.

02/14/2017

(credit: The Daily Collegian)

Anti-Immigration Posters Found On Penn State Main Campus

On the Penn State campus, someone was attaching unsigned anti-immigration posters to bulletin boards that university officials have denounced, and promptly removed.

02/13/2017

William R. Miller IV Activities Fund (credit: Steve Tawa)

Delaware River Waterfront Starts Recreational Fund In Honor Of Late Boardmember

In memory of the passing of a board member, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is committing funds to support outdoor recreational opportunities for young people.

02/13/2017

file photo (credit: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Appeals Court In Philadelphia Makes Ruling Involving Prisoners And Solitary Confinement

There are currently 173 people identified as capital case inmates in Pennsylvania.

02/10/2017

SEPTA riders try out the new SEPTA Key system. (credit: Steve Tawa)

A Snowy Test For New ‘SEPTA Key’ System

On a snowy day for commuting, SEPTA expanded its key fare system.

02/09/2017

Betsy DeVos

DeVos ‘Unqualified And Unfit’ Says Philadelphia Federation Of Teachers

The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers came out strongly against President Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education.

02/07/2017

(The Salvation Army store at 22nd and Market Streets was nearly flattened when an adjacent building fell on it. Photo by Rich Edwards)

Expert Testifies In Damages Phase Of Salvation Army Collapse Case

An expert witness, called by plaintiffs’ lawyers in the deadly Salvation Army Thrift Store collapse case, described how one victim suffered for hours in the rubble.

02/06/2017

(L-R) Rick Mellor, Beth Glascott, Charlie Brown. (credit: Steve Tawa)

William Penn Charter To Be Subject Of ‘Goldbergs’ Spin-Off

A Jenkintown native making waves in Hollywood by creating and co-writing “the Goldbergs,” a popular TV sitcom, is not only hitting on all cylinders, but it’s driving a spin-off, also loosely based on his actual upbringing.

02/04/2017

Photo credit: KYW's Steve Tawa

Matt Ryan’s Quaker High School Holds Super Bowl Pep Rally

The school gave a Superbowl ticket to McCloskey that the Ryan family had reserved.

02/03/2017

President of the Philadephia NAACP chapter, Minister Rodney Muhammad 
(credit: Steve Tawa)

NAACP Believes Results Of Market St. Building Collapse Civil Trial Prove Griffin Campbell’s Innocence

Demolition contractor Griffin Campbell was one of only two people criminally charged and convicted.

02/02/2017

(The demolition site at 2136 Market Street, taken by a concerned passerby the day before the deadly collapse.  The Salvation Army thrift store, in which six people were killed, is at far right.  Photo by Laura Mierson.)

Jury Finds Defendants Liable In Deadly Salvation Army Thrift Store Collapse

In a stunning development, the jury in the lengthy Salvation Army Thrift Store collapse trial has found all of the defendants liable for the events leading to the disaster.

01/31/2017

(credit: Darrell Parks)

2017 Manayunk Bike Race Cancelled

There will be no pro cycling race in Philadelphia this year, for only the second time since the original spectacle began in the mid 1980’s.

01/27/2017

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