Steve 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.
A Philadelphia judge has vacated the murder conviction of a man who has been behind bars for 11 years for killing his friend outside a neighborhood grocery store in the Lawncrest section.
Federal authorities say a Delaware man snapped a selfie before stealing part of a $4.5 million statue at a Philadelphia museum.
They want the SRC to “table” the amendment during its meeting Thursday.
Now through Saturday, you can opt in to one or all four separate lotteries.
The concerts will bring the Orchestra to six European cities, including Brussels, Paris, Hamburg and Vienna, then Haifa, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
The Transportation Security Administration has reopened a temporary enrollment center at Philadelphia International Airport for a TSA PreCheck program that gives airline passengers a quicker screening experience.
At the 76ers Training Complex in Camden, another legendary player is memorialized.
Within minutes of the city’s announcement, motorists rounding Eakins Oval were tooting their horns, knowing that Stagehands and Teamsters workers were beginning to put up a stage on the steps of the Art Museum.
Their alliance shows how frustrated people are with the high cost of health care, according to Robert Field, a professor of Law and Public Health at Drexel University.
Just about any business person worth their salt is looking for a Superbowl connection, and at a local bagel shop, a referee should have blown the whistle for piling on.
Congressman Schiff contends the Republican Chairman of the committee, Devin Nunes, “made material changes” to the classified memo.
PECO and its parent corporation, Exelon, are among the power industry groups sending people and equipment.
Governor Murphy says most folks believe there are already too many guns on the streets, and adding more will not make communities any safer.
As the defense tries to change the field of play, a highly recruited high school football player, charged with robbing a South Philadelphia Wawa convenience store at which his brother worked, has waived his preliminary hearing.
Congressman Pat Meehan’s affection for a younger, former aide, and his use of the term “soul mate” in describing that relationship, is coming back to bite him.
When visitors walk into the Philadelphia Flower Show this year, the first week in March at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the entrance garden will inform them where in the world they are.
A sexual harassment accusation by a former junior staffer lodged against Congressman Pat Meehan, and the settlement paid to her out of taxpayer money, is causing a stir in his suburban district.
One of the stakeholder developers in the next round of the Amazon HQ2 competition thinks Philadelphia “has a real shot.”
Student recipients in the Drexel Exelon Scholars program gathered with utility and university executives at PECO Headquarters.
Students at high schools in West Philadelphia and Overbrook gathered at the School District Building on Broad Street to compare notes on issues related to mass incarceration.
The show was founded in 1962 to support the work of Penn Medicine, and raised about $250,000 last year.
Drexel University students and advocates looking to close what they call the “gender pay gap” held a rally for equal pay to observe the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
A highly recruited Philadelphia High School football player, now charged with robbing a Wawa convenience store at which his brother worked, has made a court appearance.
The “Globe Dye Works” on Worth Street, just off Torresdale Avenue, is ready for its second act.
Israel is banning activists associated with a Philadelphia-based Quaker organization from entering the country.
And, then there was only one. The new year means New Jersey is the only remaining state in which motorists need to sit tight, while attendants fill’er up at gas stations.
Author Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury, Inside the Trump White House,” is hard to come by at local bookstores.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to nip the legalized weed movement in the bud, by revoking an Obama administration directive that gave states wiggle room to allow marijuana sales.
There is a chill in the air for nonprofits, and it’s not because of the frigid weather outside.
Whether it’s New Year’s Eve celebrations or the Mummers Parade on New Year’s Day, Philadelphia police say they are prepared to keep everyone safe.