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.

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Jury Deliberations Begin In North Philly Rape Double Murder Cold Case

Jurors got the case from 1989 – which featured dueling DNA experts — late Friday afternoon.

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DNA Expert Questions Evidence In Rape, Murder Cold Case Trial

The defense opened its case in the rape and double-murder cold case trial of a South Jersey man by disputing DNA evidence first collected 27 years ago in North Philadelphia.


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Senator Pat Toomey Dishes On Who He Picked To Be The Next President

Senator Toomey previously endorsed Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s failed presidential campaign. So, what did Toomey do when he got into the voting booth?

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Amid Legal Trouble, Congressman Fattah Faces First Competitive Race In Decades

Congressman Chaka Fattah is looking for a 12th term in office, but he is facing intense competition. And, many voters are aware that he is scheduled to stand trial in mid-May on racketeering and conspiracy charges.


A member of the forensic section of the French gendarmerie (Cellule d'Identification Criminelle, CIC) prepares a small stick to collect DNA in a laboratory of the gendarmerie in Beauvais on November 21, 2013.   AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUEN        (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Prosecution Focuses On Specific DNA Link In Double Murder Trial

On Friday, more prosecution testimony focused on the forensic science used in the investigation involving the murders of two women in Philadelphia, back in 1989.


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Philly’s Bike Share Program Expanding After 1 Year On The Road

The city is now expanding station locations and program features.


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Philadelphia Appeals Court Upholds NFL Concussion Settlement

An appeals court in Philadelphia says the NFL’s nearly $1 billion concussion settlement may not be perfect, but it is fair.


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Thousands Attend Job Fair Hosted By Philadelphia International Airport

The resumes were flying at a job fair the Philadelphia International Airport held on the Temple University’s Campus.

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Dozens Of Toddlers In Cherry Hill Learn About Passover

This Friday marks the beginning of Passover, and it’s never too early to teach youngsters about the holiday.


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Lawyer For Bill Cosby Sex Assault Accuser Questions Former Prosecutor’s Motives

When an army of lawyers marched into a federal courtroom in Philadelphia to deal with issues in connection with the Bill Cosby sexual assault case, an expected battle over related motions did not materialize.


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City Controller Reaches Out To High School Seniors About Financial Literacy

City Controller Alan Butkovitz says nearly 14% of Philadelphians are unbanked, meaning that they have no access to mainstream financial institutions, and another 22% are underbanked.


The Peace Drums Steel Band plays in City Hall.

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Israeli Students Of Various Faiths Bang The Drum For Peace

Organizers say the 12-to-15-year-old Israeli Jewish, Christian, and Muslim children from the Galilee region of Israel are living proof that diversity can be overcome through music, and co-existence is possible.


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Man Found Guilty, Again, In 1985 Rowhome Fire That Killed His Sons

A jury on Monday convicted 56-year-old Daniel Dougherty of arson and second degree murder in fire 31 years ago that killed his two young sons.


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Former Philadelphia Police Officers On Trial For 2013 Assault

Two former Philadelphia police officers accused of the 2013 videotaped beating of a man have both taken the stand, telling jurors they believed that they were fighting an “armed and dangerous man.”


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Judge Forced To Replace Juror During Deliberations In Retrial Of Man Accused Of Killing Two Sons In Rowhome Fire

A problem juror, said to have emotional issues, was abruptly discharged from the panel in day five of deliberations in the murder and arson retrial of the man accused of killing his two sons in a 1985 Oxford Circle rowhome fire.



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