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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Accountants, Auditors Take The Stand In Fattah Trial

Accountants and auditors take the stand at the racketeering conspiracy trial of Congressman Chaka Fattah, where federal prosecutors continue on a path of following the money.

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Students, Faculty, And Friends Remember Former Temple President Peter Liacouras

It was a fond farewell on Friday to former Temple University president Peter Liacouras, who passed away earlier this month at the age of 85.


Congressman Chaka Fattah

Defense Takes Shot At Key Player In Chaka Fattah’s Mayoral Run During Trial

The political consultant who implicated congressman Chaka Fattah in an alleged scheme to obtain an illegal campaign loan was grilled by defense lawyers.


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Key Witness Testifies Against Chaka Fattah In Racketeering Conspiracy Trial

A key player in congressman Chaka Fattah’s inner circle during his unsuccessful run for mayor in 2007 is on the witness stand.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/18/2016

Injury Lawyers Thomas Kline (L) and Robert Mongeluzzi (R).
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Philly Injury Lawyers Take Issue With NTSB Amtrak Probe

Philadelphia personal injury lawyers with a stake in the Amtrak 188 crash contend the NTSB is “soft peddling” its probe.


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Pacifico Family Cuts Checks To Help High School Seniors Pay For College

An icon in the auto dealership field handed out more checks for scholarships.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/13/2016

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Philadelphia Orchestra Embarks On A 3 Week Asian Excursion

It’s just about time to say bon-voyage to the Philadelphia Orchestra, about to embark on a three-week tour of Asia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2016

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“Bulb Day” Event Raises Money For Local Nonprofit

Liberty Property Trust in Malvern, Chester County hosted its annual “Bulb Day” event on Wednesday. Workers dug into the ground to raise money – and hope – for a program that helps women on the brink of homelessness find housing.


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SugarHouse Cuts Ribbon On Just Completed $164M Expansion

SugarHouse Casino believes its $164-million expansion over the last two years will entice a broader segment of visitors to the property on the Philadelphia waterfront.


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Phila. Officials Reflect On First Summer Jobs While Pushing For Program

A legislative package being introduced to state lawmakers in Harrisburg would create thousands of summer jobs for children and young adults.


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Philadelphia OIC Sets Sights On Accreditation

The non-profit Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) on North Broad Street is about to take its workforce development program to another level, under its new CEO.


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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?

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/27/2016

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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.



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