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.
“The survey this semester looked at the relationship between cyberbullying and self-esteem,” said Dr. Rick Frei.
The mural, at 235 North 11th Street, is on an outside wall of the 6th Police District headquarters, where Officer Faulkner reported for roll call each day.
Former Republican Mayoral candidate Sam Katz says although it’s not likely, he isn’t ruling out a run as an independent candidate next year.
The students got the works: automotive technology fundamentals, learning about engine repair, brakes, suspensions, steering, and electrical systems.
“Employers are very much open to giving somebody a second chance,” says Sean Hinnegan, a job developer for Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia.
Brushing aside the question of her age — she’s now 73 — Abraham says as long as “your dreams exceed your regrets,” you’re not too old to hold public office.
LIVE! Hotel & Casino received the second casino license in Philadelphia.
Pennsylvania gaming officials are expected to finally show their hand this afternoon on a second casino license for Philadelphia.
SEPTA is considering how and where to place secure, sheltered bike cages inside transit stops, rather than having bikes locked outside on public sidewalks, and in the elements.
Mayor Nutter testified that the sale of PGW is a “once-in-a-generation opportunity, with no comparable alternatives.”
Joe Chambers, a 17-year-old senior at Ridley High School, jumped into action as the vehicle caught fire nearby with the officer trapped inside.
Dilworth Park, which recently replaced the old Dilworth Plaza on the west apron of Philadelphia City Hall, is more user-friendly than its predecessor.
A native of East Greenwich Township, NJ, Ryan Iannelli died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in 2011.
The TSA says it confiscates hundreds of dangerous items each month at the screening checkpoints of Philadelphia International Airport.
Dozens of candidates showed off their on-field skills and their off-field personalities.