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.
“We had 8,200-plus people get jobs last year, but we had 18,000 who applied,” Mayor Nutter noted.
The ex-governor says fourth and fifth graders in Philadelphia will get an opportunity to take part in a unique civics lesson that could help shape the upcoming Democratic primary for mayor.
A City Council committee approved a measure sought by the Philadelphia Parking Authority that would allow the parking agency to boot and/or tow vehicles that rack up multiple tickets despite attempts by the owner to evade enforcement.
This morning, a judge was poised to remove Stephanie Singer from the May 19th Democratic primary ballot, subject to post-trial motions from her attorney.
Stephanie Singer is being challenged in her re-election bid over her petition signatures.
Mayoral candidate Milton Street has survived yet another challenge to his candidacy based on his residency.
The Philadelphia Mobile Food Association says current zoning and permitting regulations include outdated definitions that lump them into the larger category of ‘street vendors.’
A judge said his nominating petitions and a financial disclosure form were defective.
The ongoing issue is a claim that he does not live in Philadelphia, as required by city law.
In his campaign headquarters on East Hunting Park Avenue, 7th District candidate Manny Morales denied making any racially charged, biased, or hateful posts.
At the Salvation Army’s Kroc Community Center, Camden schools superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard (at lectern) said the idea is to engage the uninvolved.
Damon Oliver, 40, was sentenced as part of a plea deal to 9½-23 months in prison.
The PLCB’s Stacy Kriedeman says the state store system will not put powdered alcohol products, equally subject to state regulations, on its shelves.
The developer of a new $200-million upscale hotel and high-rise condo at Broad and Spruce Streets is now bringing in a world-recognized designer to figure out what the interior will look like.
Defense lawyers for the three Bucks County defendants charged with attacking a gay couple in Center City last September intend to file pre-trial motions.