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.
Rashan Robert waived his preliminary hearing, and there are indications he is likely to plead guilty. A Temple student on her bicycle was injured.
Saint-Gobain has its North American headquarters in Valley Forge, soon to relocate in Malvern.
The program at Isabel Miller Community Center includes skill-building tips on health and wellness, career readiness, and family bonding.
Anthony Williams told his supporters that the election may be over, but the values and issues that brought them together persist.
The six Mayoral candidates in Philadelphia are getting a last chance to make their case, before Tuesday’s Democratic primary.
Anthony Williams Downplays Polling Data Showing Jim Kenny With Strong Lead In Philadelphia Mayor’s Race
Mayoral candidate Anthony Williams maintains his campaign remains “competitive” leading up to Tuesday’s Democratic primary in Philadelphia, despite polling data that shows Jim Kenney with a substantial lead.
The stunning verdict, following seven days of deliberations, was read aloud by the jury foreman: not guilty on each of 26 counts.
Jurors will begin deliberations later this morning in the trial of 37-year old Jason Smith, the Levittown man accused of killing a doctor in her home in the Graduate Hospital section of Philadelphia.
The Levittown, Pa. man charged with killing a doctor in her center city home in 2013 has completed his time on the witness stand.
Jason Smith is accused of strangling Dr. Melissa Ketunuti, then setting her body on fire in the basement of her Naudain Street home.
Opening Statements Set For Today In Trial of Exterminator Charged With Killing Doctor in Her Center City Home
Defense lawyer Michael Farrell claims there was insufficient probable cause to arrest Smith at the time, and his subsequent ‘blurt out’ statement that ‘she was alive when I left the house,’ and confession to detectives in the homicide unit should not be presented to jurors.
Defense attorney Michael Farrell has filed a motion to suppress the confession that his client, Jason Smith, gave to detectives.
When Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed his conviction, Judge Teresa Sarmina, who heard the 13-week trial, released him on bail in early 2014.
A Philadelphia judge will decide Monsignor William Lynn’s fate.
Assistant District Attorney Joanne Pescatore says there have been five continuances in court, as 48-year-old Christopher Murray mulled it over and kept delaying a decision.