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.
Defendant’s Alibi Witness Admits She Didn’t Leave Work Until After Alleged Craigslist Murder Occurred
Four days of testimony in the Craigslist murder trial in Philadelphia wrapped up with the defendant’s sister providing an alibi, as the bickering picked up between opposing lawyers.
He took the stand in his own defense.
She said when she called the 9-1-1 dispatcher, she was worried that the shooter was coming to get her too
Prosecutors allege that 25-year-old Thomas Coffee of Willow Grove participated in four armed robberies, including one in which he returned to his old West Oak Lane neighborhood, gunning down a man who had responded to a Craigslist ad for an All Terrain Vehicle.
A Philadelphia Jury is hearing the murder trial of a Willow Grove man in connection with a series of crimes that allegedly used Craigslist as bait.
Philadelphia Police are on the trail of a driver involved in a deadly hit and run crash Sunday night in the Juniata Park section of the city.
A demonstration was presented this past week in Council Chambers at Chester City Hall.
Pa. Supreme Court Sides With City Over Giving, Retracting Promotions In Philadelphia Fire Department
This long running dispute broke out more than two years ago, when Firefighters Local 22 pressed in court to compel the Nutter administration to fill open captain and lieutenant vacancies.
A Pennsylvania House panel got an earful while conducting a hearing in West Chester on proposed legislation to preempt local ordinances that restrict the use of single-family homes as college student rentals.
St. Laurentius Church, which was slated to be demolished, has won a reprieve from the city’s Historical Commission by receiving a historical designation.
The former Temple University staffer says Cosby and his PR staff have been ignoring her confidentiality agreement in order to spin the story his way.
Today, Toomey held a round table discussion in center city Philadelphia on the topic of sexual abuse of children and how to prevent it.
Museum Row in Philadelphia will see tons of foot traffic during the Pope’s visit at the end of September, so much so, that some of the institutions will be compelled to close, that weekend.
If you’re heading out to any of the signature July 4th events, especially the Party on the Parkway, don’t overdue it with the things you lug along with you.
Everett Gillison, the city’s deputy mayor for public safety, had assurances for both local residents and visitors.