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.
Jurors got the case from 1989 – which featured dueling DNA experts — late Friday afternoon.
The defense opened its case in the rape and double-murder cold case trial of a South Jersey man by disputing DNA evidence first collected 27 years ago in North Philadelphia.
Senator Toomey previously endorsed Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s failed presidential campaign. So, what did Toomey do when he got into the voting booth?
Congressman Chaka Fattah is looking for a 12th term in office, but he is facing intense competition. And, many voters are aware that he is scheduled to stand trial in mid-May on racketeering and conspiracy charges.
On Friday, more prosecution testimony focused on the forensic science used in the investigation involving the murders of two women in Philadelphia, back in 1989.
The city is now expanding station locations and program features.
An appeals court in Philadelphia says the NFL’s nearly $1 billion concussion settlement may not be perfect, but it is fair.
The resumes were flying at a job fair the Philadelphia International Airport held on the Temple University’s Campus.
This Friday marks the beginning of Passover, and it’s never too early to teach youngsters about the holiday.
When an army of lawyers marched into a federal courtroom in Philadelphia to deal with issues in connection with the Bill Cosby sexual assault case, an expected battle over related motions did not materialize.
City Controller Alan Butkovitz says nearly 14% of Philadelphians are unbanked, meaning that they have no access to mainstream financial institutions, and another 22% are underbanked.
Organizers say the 12-to-15-year-old Israeli Jewish, Christian, and Muslim children from the Galilee region of Israel are living proof that diversity can be overcome through music, and co-existence is possible.
A jury on Monday convicted 56-year-old Daniel Dougherty of arson and second degree murder in fire 31 years ago that killed his two young sons.
Two former Philadelphia police officers accused of the 2013 videotaped beating of a man have both taken the stand, telling jurors they believed that they were fighting an “armed and dangerous man.”
Judge Forced To Replace Juror During Deliberations In Retrial Of Man Accused Of Killing Two Sons In Rowhome Fire
A problem juror, said to have emotional issues, was abruptly discharged from the panel in day five of deliberations in the murder and arson retrial of the man accused of killing his two sons in a 1985 Oxford Circle rowhome fire.