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.
Councilman-At-Large Jim Kenney will submit his resignation on Thursday to run for mayor.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania filed five lawsuits on behalf of people in Philadelphia who were arrested while watching police in the course of their duties on public streets.
A man convicted of sex trafficking young women – from Philadelphia to Atlantic City and elsewhere – tried to explain his actions at sentencing, and did himself no favors.
The event was organized by a coalition that calls itself MLK Day of Action, Resistance, and Empowerment (“MLK DARE”).
Tanner Duckrey School now has more computer lab space for its young students, thanks to a partnership between KYW Newsradio 1060 and Comcast Corporation.
The transit agency is telling riders that it has plans to take them from point ‘A’ to point ‘B’ more efficiently – and in style.
Muslims who brought the lawsuit say the NYPD spied on them solely based on their religion.
The playing field is a bit clearer now that Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke, with just four months remaining before the May primary, has decided against running for Mayor. But could there be a late entrant?
Students at Cherry Hill High School West teamed up with a co-founding member of the group, ‘Manhattan Transfer,’ on Friday to the delight of residents of an assisted living complex.
Thom Collins is described by the search committee as ‘a national leader in the visual arts, and is recognized for his expertise and breadth of knowledge in education and art history.’
Philadelphia’s Ukrainian community brought the Christmas Wednesday to the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on North Franklin Street in Northern Liberties.
Defense lawyer Fortunato Perri Jr. says there’s no evidence Dougherty ordered criminal acts. He points a finger of blame at business agents within Local 401, jockeying for power at the Union Hall.
The judge presiding over the racketeering trial of former Philadelphia Ironworkers Local 401 leader Joseph Dougherty has denied a request to excuse one of the jurors.
The word centers on workers who toil at their desks, and grab a bite while others go out to lunch.
Preliminary numbers for 2014 show the center city occupancy rate was at 76 percent.