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.
The Bucks County woman convicted of taking part in a 2014 attack on a gay couple in Center City – the only one who went to trial – has been sentenced to 5-10-months in prison.
The victim, a 53-year old woman who worked at National Watch & Diamond Exchange at 8th and Chestnut Streets, was abducted in a parking garage, tased, beaten, gagged, and shackled in a van, and then dumped in a cemetery in Darby.
The national United Brotherhood of Carpenters decided to consolidate local affiliates in five states into the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters, with 40,000 members.
The former Bucks County high school basketball coach relieved of his duties and sent back to teaching for an on-court confrontation with a referee in the final seconds of a basketball game has mailed in a harassment citation.
Fattah Jr., the son of the longtime congressman, is appealing.
Lawyers Who Filed Suits In Derailment Contend There Are ‘Glaring Inconsistencies’ In Engineer’s Statements To Investigators
Philadelphia lawyers who filed lawsuits against Amtrak contend there are “glaring inconsistencies” in the statements the locomotive engineer gave to railroad accident investigators.
Philadelphia’s Mayor and Police Commissioner attended their first Police Academy graduation ceremony on the Temple University campus, after their recent election and appointment.
In six months, Philadelphia takes the national stage again, just as it did with the Pope’s visit, when the Democratic National Convention comes to town. Key planners are reaching out to both engage and inform.
The judge is telling the congressman’s current defense team they must continue.
The federal indictment charges 60-year old Renee Tartaglione with defrauding and stealing money from the Juniata Community Mental Health Clinic.
Fattah, Behind On Paying Defense Team, Tells Judge His Priorities Include Fundraising For Re-Election
Defense lawyer Kevin Mincey says the team was “eager to try the case,” but it’s a small firm and they “can’t afford to loan the amount of time to put in” for a lengthy trial, without getting paid.
Delaware US Senator Chris Coons discussed how to combat gun violence in Wilmington.
SEPTA has announced its plans for the upcoming storm.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Citizens Crime Commission at 215-546-TIPS or Philadelphia Police at 215-686-TIPS.
The Abington Township Public Library is celebrating its 50th birthday on Wednesday.