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.

Protesters Interrupt Shakespeare Park Ribbon Cutting

Just as the ceremony began, three activists with bullhorns came rushing to the podium.

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4 Start-Up Companies Are Now Calling Sixers Training Complex Home

Sixers officials and Camden mayor Dana Redd were on hand for a ribbon-cutting this afternoon for the brand new “Sixers Innovation Lab.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/18/2017

Former Busboy Is Tapped To Run New Four Season Atop Comcast Tower

It’s an exciting homecoming for Ben Shank, who will be the General Manager of the new Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/17/2017

Uber Rolls Out Dozens Of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles In Philly

Ride Share Operators Roll Out Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles in Philly

Uber has launched uberWAV, a wheelchair accessible ride option in the Philadelphia region.


Penn Professor Analyzes North Korea’s Test Launch Of Missile

University of Pennsylvania Political Science Professor Michael Horowitz says the Pentagon still doesn’t know whether North Korea can “mate the missile to a nuclear warhead.”


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Program At Outdoor Historic Landmark Addresses Skills Gap For Vulnerable Young People

The teenagers will learn more about what they grow on site to serve at table side, and cooking techniques.


New Logan Square Green Space Now Open

Huzzah! The annoying but necessary detours and cones are being removed to reveal how PennDOT capped stretches along the Vine Street Expressway.


Philadelphia University Becomes Thomas Jefferson University

When the merger takes hold on July 1st, Philadelphia University will be renamed Thomas Jefferson University.


FOP Throws Support Behind Republican Beth Grossman For Philly DA

Fraternal Order of Police president John McNesby says Grossman, a career prosecutor, knows many of those in the police department because of her more than 21-years as an assistant DA.


Australian Based Company Announces Plans For Bucks County

Perth based GMA Garnet CEO Stephen Gobby says they are excited to launch its $20 million Fairless Hills facility.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/27/2017

Local Veterans Honored At 67th Anniversary Ceremony Of Korean War

An observance at the Korean War Memorial at 2nd and Dock Streets marked an important moment in our nation’s history.


City Controller Trashes Philadelphia Bigbelly Compactors

The City Controller says those Bigbelly trash compactors around Philadelphia are in a sorry state. And, he claims, they’re not working as advertised.


Townsends Inlet Bridge Expected To Reopen Friday

It’s been off-limits to motorists since April, creating an inconvenient detour for tourists and the locals.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/20/2017

Syrian Refugees Get Warm Welcome In Mayor Kenney’s Reception Room

Philadelphia’s World Refugee Day, Mayor Kenney welcomed a roomful of refugees and their advocates, to raise awareness about their plight.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/20/2017

Opposition Growing Over Plans For Offshore Drilling Along NJ Coastline

Along the Avalon Boardwalk, elected officials, environmentalists, and tourism leaders are expressing concerns over the prospect of off-shore oil drilling.


Major Cuts To Medicaid Could Hurt Special Ed Services In Schools

Major Cuts To Medicaid Could Hurt Special Ed Services In Schools

With all of the sweeping health care changes under consideration by Senate Republicans, now meeting behind closed doors, critics say it would put school children who receive special ed services in harm’s way.


School Children Help Dedicate Newly Constructed Playground At Penn Treaty Park

City officials, neighbors and school children gathered on the banks of the Delaware River Wednesday to celebrate a $576,000 newly constructed playground at Penn Treaty Park.


CHOP’s Pediatric ICU Celebrates Half-Century Milestone

A golden anniversary at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as it’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is marking their 50th year. 

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/13/2017

Budget Deficit Forces Layoffs, Cost Cuts At National Museum of American Jewish History

The National Museum of American Jewish History, which opened with great fanfare in 2010 at 5th and Market Streets, is laying off workers and cutting its hours because of a $1.8 million budget deficit.


MontCo Resident Asks Judge To Stop Tax Increase

A Gladwyne resident and well known aviation attorney is asking a Montgomery County judge for an injunction to prevent the Lower Merion School District from moving on a tax increase for the new fiscal year.


Mann Center, Franklin Institute Gives Students Closer Look At The Stars

Music and astronomy created an out-of-this-world experience for hundreds of young Philadelphia students at the Franklin Institute’s Fels Planetarium.


Feretti Family Suing After 2016 Philly Police-Involved Shooting

The family of a Philadelphia chef says police shot and killed him while he was looking for a parking spot.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/06/2017

Philly Condo Developer Has His Eyes Set On Society Hill Next, Despite Potential Push Back

Developer behind two successful, high-end residential towers wants to do a third high-rise condo project, and it’s in the heart of Society Hill.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/04/2017

A Look At The Philly Shipyard Apprenticeship Academy

At the southern tip of the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia, an Apprenticeship Training Academy is developing the next-generation of skilled shipyard workers and leaders.


Rutgers Scientists: Sweeping Implications If Trump Pulls Out Of Paris Climate Agreement

Experts at the Rutgers Climate Institute in New Brunswick say if President Trump follows through on an exit from the Paris climate agreement, the U.S. will tarnish its standing in the world community.


Lankenau Medical Center Expansion Breaks Ground In Wynnewood

The expansion will be constructed next to the current emergency department, and will triple the size of the existing space.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/30/2017

Cherry Hill Honors Fallen Heroes At Memorial Day Ceremony

This year’s ceremony focused on hometown heroes killed in action since World War II.


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.”



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