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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.

Bottle Cap Creator Crown Holdings Plans To Move HQ Out Of Philly

The 125-year-old company, formerly known as Crown Cork & Seal, plans to lease back the building on 40 acres of land

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/26/2017

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State House Appropriations Committee Investigating DNC Funds

State Representative Stan Saylor, chairman of the Appropriations Committee, expects Ed Rendell to answer questions about how the leftover funds were spent.


‘People Need To Go To Jail’: Nat’l Security Expert Reacts To Leaks Of Investigation Into Manchester Attack

President Trump is condemning leaks of the investigation into the Manchester Arena attack to the U.S. media, calling them “deeply troubling.”


Cooper University Health Care Names Building In Honor Of Its Former Leader

3 Cooper Plaza is now the Sheridan Pavilion.


Revolutionary Street Art Exhibit Pops Up Across Philly’s Historic District

The Revolutionary-themed art exhibit is curated by Conrad Benner, the founder of a blog devoted to photographs of Philly’s street-art scene

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/23/2017

Drexel, CCP Sign Dual Admissions Transfer Partnership

Drexel University and Community College of Philadelphia are hooking up. Both institutions are signing a dual admissions agreement for more seamless transfers.


Priest’s Defense Lawyer Back In Court For Possible Gag Order Violation

Lawyers were back in court for a hearing on whether his defense lawyer violated the judge’s gag order.


Former Inquirer TV Columnist: Ailes Is ‘A Classic Tale Of A Tragic Hero’

His admirers, and even his critics, agree that Roger Ailes dramatically changed the media landscape, with Fox News, back in 1996.


Philly Program Aims To Help Low, Middle-Income Residents With Home Repairs

To help keep people in their homes, and prevent neighborhoods from falling into decline, a housing preservation program is ramping up in Philadelphia.


Pharmaceutical Convention Meets In Philly To Search For Next Big Thing

CPhl North America is bringing together 12,000 attendees that represent the entire pharma eco-system to the Philadelphia Convention Center.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/16/2017

City High School Recognizes James Beard Award Recipients With Mayor Kenney

Some of the area’s best chefs who recently got some much deserved national attention are back in their kitchens, but they did take a time-out to savor their awards, with Mayor Kenney

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/15/2017

DNC Workers File Lawsuit For Fair Pay

Dozens of people who worked in the field elsewhere in the country for Democrats feel shortchanged and are now part of a class action federal lawsuit.


Ground Broken For New West Philly Community Center

The Mill Creek neighborhood in West Philadelphia is gaining a new community center and park, named after one of the giants who represented the area.


Gov. Wolf Focused On Medical Marijuana Over Recreational, For Now

Governor Wolf is not ready to jump on the cannabis bandwagon, even though Pennsylvania voters are warming to the idea of legalizing marijuana.


More Locations Have Drug Take-Back Boxes For Unwanted Meds In Medicine Cabinet

All 16 Philadelphia Police Districts, among other locations, also have drug take-back boxes to dispose of medications.


High School Students Take Part In Union League’s ‘Good Citizen Day’

Nearly 300 area high school juniors took part in a day-long program at the Union League, and City Hall, for spirited discussions on the Constitution.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/10/2017

City Honors Vets, Including Last Philadelphian To Survive Pearl Harbor

Veterans gathered to pay tribute to all of those who served, and get them services from dozens of providers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/09/2017

Campbell Soup Company Wraps Up WeeK-Long Volunteer Effort At Food Bank Of South Jersey

The Camden-based Campbell Soup Company wrapped up its annual “Make A Difference Week” with its top executive among the volunteers at the Food Bank of South Jersey in Pennsauken.


Nationally Recognized Disability Advocate Tells His Story At LaSalle University

The theme of Tuesday’s conference focused on the critical area of transition to adulthood.


MANNA To Double Its Capacity By Moving Kitchen To New Space

The new space is in Rodin Place, at 20th and Hamilton Streets.


PCOM ‘Research Day’ Showcases Student Projects For Medical Treatments, Cures

At “Research Day” on the campus of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine on City Avenue, students displayed posters featuring their ideas that may one day lead to discoveries that translate into treatments and cures.


Lead Defendant In Salvation Army Collapse Case Richard Basciano Dies At 91

The elderly real estate speculator at the heart of the deadly Salvation Army Thrift Store collapse in Philadelphia has died in New York.


Philly Job Training Center Opens New Career Path For Low-Income Residents

One of the region’s oldest and largest job training providers, Philadelphia Opportunities Industrial Center is lining up low-income folks for a new career path with a free bank training program.


Senator Casey: Pregnant Women In Workplace Should Get Same Protections As Americans With Disabilities Act

Pennsylvania US Senator Bob Casey is reintroducing two pieces of legislation that deal with pregnant women in the workforce and flexibility for working families.


Entrepreneurial UPenn Students Compete In Start-Up Challenge

The sharp minds at the University of Pennsylvania were on display during a competition among student-founded startups.


Low-Income Philadelphians Graduate Philabundance Culinary Program

Mayor Kenney and the staff at Philabundance cheered low-income Philadelphians graduating from a culinary arts training program to help them get jobs in commercial kitchens.


Main Line Hardware Store Says It Is Closing Shop After More Than 90 Years

One of the last of its kind, a neighborhood hardware store, will be closing its’ doors.


‘Too Tall’ Ballerina Lands On Her Feet With New Dance Company

The ballerina considered to be too tall by the Pennsylvania Ballet, and let go, has landed on her toes nicely.


La Salle Taps Graduating Senior As Commencement Speaker

While colleges and universities have lined up some notable figures as their commencement speakers for graduation ceremonies next month – from politicians and business people to rock stars – La Salle University continues its unique tradition.


Philadelphia Stock Exchange Moves To New Location

The Philadelphia Stock Exchange, the nation’s oldest, has moved into new space.



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