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.

Suspect Rashan “Robert” Roberts. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Lower Bail Rejected as Accused Driver Waives Hearing in North Phila. Hit-Run

Rashan Robert waived his preliminary hearing, and there are indications he is likely to plead guilty. A Temple student on her bicycle was injured.

05/22/2015

(Mayor Nutter greets Saint-Gobain CEO John Crowe, left, on terrace of Musuem of Art during a press conference about an upcoming exhibit on Eakins Oval, behind them.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

A Company Celebrates 350 Years of Manufacturing With Philadelphia Exhibition

Saint-Gobain has its North American headquarters in Valley Forge, soon to relocate in Malvern.

05/21/2015

(Camden mayor Dana Redd, back to camera, and schools superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard, in white shirt, work with schoolkids to plant flowers outside the Isabel Miller Community Center.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Camden Opens Another Center To Help Parents And Schoolkids Succeed

The program at Isabel Miller Community Center includes skill-building tips on health and wellness, career readiness, and family bonding.

05/20/2015

(Anthony WIlliams speaks with supporters as he concedes the Democratic nomination for mayor to Jim Kenney.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Anthony Williams Concedes With Call To Address Philadelphia’s Challenges

Anthony Williams told his supporters that the election may be over, but the values and issues that brought them together persist.

05/19/2015

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Mayoral Candidates Make Final Push To Get Out The Vote Ahead Of Tuesday’s Democratic Primary

The six Mayoral candidates in Philadelphia are getting a last chance to make their case, before Tuesday’s Democratic primary.

05/18/2015

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Anthony Williams Downplays Polling Data Showing Jim Kenny With Strong Lead In Philadelphia Mayor’s Race

Mayoral candidate Anthony Williams maintains his campaign remains “competitive” leading up to Tuesday’s Democratic primary in Philadelphia, despite polling data that shows Jim Kenney with a substantial lead.

05/16/2015

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Not Guilty on All Counts in Philadelphia Police Narcotics Corruption Case

The stunning verdict, following seven days of deliberations, was read aloud by the jury foreman: not guilty on each of 26 counts.

05/14/2015

Jason Smith, convicted in the murder of a Childrens Hospital doctor. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Jury Deliberations To Begin In Trial Of Man Accused Of Killing Center City Pediatrician

Jurors will begin deliberations later this morning in the trial of 37-year old Jason Smith, the Levittown man accused of killing a doctor in her home in the Graduate Hospital section of Philadelphia.

05/13/2015

Jason Smith, convicted in the murder of a Childrens Hospital doctor. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Accused Killer of Center City Pediatrician Repeats Assertion That Confession Was Forced

The Levittown, Pa. man charged with killing a doctor in her center city home in 2013 has completed his time on the witness stand.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

Jason Smith, convicted in the murder of a Childrens Hospital doctor. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Wrangling Over Evidence As Exterminator’s Murder Trial Begins in Philadelphia

Jason Smith is accused of strangling Dr. Melissa Ketunuti, then setting her body on fire in the basement of her Naudain Street home.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/06/2015

Jason Smith, convicted in the murder of a Childrens Hospital doctor. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Opening Statements Set For Today In Trial of Exterminator Charged With Killing Doctor in Her Center City Home

Defense lawyer Michael Farrell claims there was insufficient probable cause to arrest Smith at the time, and his subsequent ‘blurt out’ statement that ‘she was alive when I left the house,’ and confession to detectives in the homicide unit should not be presented to jurors.

05/06/2015

Suspect Jason Smith. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Jury Selection Begins in Trial of Exterminator Charged With Killing Doctor in Her Center City Home

Defense attorney Michael Farrell has filed a motion to suppress the confession that his client, Jason Smith, gave to detectives.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/04/2015

(Msgr. William Lynn, with his attorneys, in 2012 file photo.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Msgr. William Lynn Back in Prison After Child Endangerment Conviction Reinstated

When Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed his conviction, Judge Teresa Sarmina, who heard the 13-week trial, released him on bail in early 2014.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/30/2015

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Judge To Decide If Monsignor William Lynn Remains On House Arrest Or Returns To Prison

A Philadelphia judge will decide Monsignor William Lynn’s fate.

04/30/2015

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Philadelphia Man Accused Of Murdering Wife In Pennypack Park Set To Plead Guilty

Assistant District Attorney Joanne Pescatore says there have been five continuances in court, as 48-year-old Christopher Murray mulled it over and kept delaying a decision.

04/29/2015

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