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.
Nutter Creates Panel To Help Tackle Recommendations Contained In US Dept. Of Justice Report On Police
Mayor Nutter has followed through on an Executive Order and named members of an independent civilian oversight board to advance efforts to ‘create a more responsive’ police department that ‘earns the public’s respect.’
Judge Frank Palumbo ruled after reading more than 100 pages of testimony from the preliminary hearing stage, during which Kevin Harrigan, Philip Williams, and Kathryn Knott were ordered to stand trial.
A plan is coming together to breath new life into the Gallery shopping mall.
Peco employees were inside the Philabundance warehouse in South Philadelphia today, helping to box food to be distributed to low-income seniors in need.
His family says 34-year old Alejandro Rojas-Garcia had everything going for him, a father of two, enrolled at Temple majoring in advertising, and out celebrating the night of January 24th after making the honor roll.
And now, parties on both sides are talking about the case publically for the first time.
Keonna Thomas, 30, faces charges of knowingly attempting to provide material support and resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization.
The two sketches, on the backs of other works by the French master, were discovered when backing paper was peeled away during conservation efforts.
Now officially removed from the May 19th Democratic Primary ballot, incumbent City Commissioner Stephanie Singer, whose office runs elections, will appeal to Commonwealth Court.
Acting Pennsylvania consumer advocate Tanya McCloskey says raising the “fixed” portion of electric bills by 68% creates a disincentive to conserve, and will have a larger impact on seniors and low-income households.
Kenneth Ford, who helped devise the weapon when he had a security clearance in the early 1950s, says everything he includes in his book, “Building the H-Bomb,” is already in the public domain.
A Philadelphia woman faces charges of trying to join a terrorist organization, and was about to go overseas to act on her beliefs.
If the judge removes her from the ballot when the hearing resumes next week, says she she’ll appeal to Commonwealth Court.
“We had 8,200-plus people get jobs last year, but we had 18,000 who applied,” Mayor Nutter noted.
The ex-governor says fourth and fifth graders in Philadelphia will get an opportunity to take part in a unique civics lesson that could help shape the upcoming Democratic primary for mayor.