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.
Thirty-one-year-old Trooper Patrick Casey remained in good spirits, from his arrival in the ER at Hahemann University Hospital until his discharge a day later.
As families get ready for Thanksgiving, The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia is making sure that the less fortunate get fed, as well.
The new trail segment is expected to be completed by the fall of 2016.
Malian Community In SW Phila. Not Surprised By Attack In Country’s Capital City Because Of France Connection
At the Nile African restaurant at 67th Street and Elmwood Avenue, owner Basalif Keita, who left Mali in 2000, says the former French colony has been battling Islamist extremists for years.
Critics insist that any settlement include future payments for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the brain decay found in dozens of former players after their deaths.
At the Philabundance food bank in South Philadelphia, a ShopRite truck filled with 600 turkeys was unloaded to be distributed to local food pantries and charitable organizations.
Urban Outfitters, the specialty retailer headquartered in the Navy Yard, has entered into an agreement to acquire all the Vetri Family group of restaurants, except for the flagship, Vetri, which was once home to the original Le Bec Fin.
A local developer, a non-profit agency and Citizens Bank teamed up at an event to highlight a new mixed income development in the Fishtown section to replace some vacant lots.
The Energy Coordinating Agency of Philadelphia, the non-profit which helps to preserve and stabilize low-income homes, held its annual sustainability conference at PECO Energy’s Headquarters in Center City.
A solemn memorial plaque dedication in memory of the first female Philadelphia firefighter killed in the line of duty drew family members of Lieutenant Joyce Craig, and members of her extended family of firefighters, and city officials.
The incoming mayor and his transition team will have at least four town hall meeting in various sections of the city.
The Committee of Seventy, which champions fair elections and political accountability, brought together the outgoing and incoming Mayor at its annual post-election luncheon.
While Governor Wolf and legislative leaders in Harrisburg haggle over details of their tentative budget deal, there is the possibility of seeing the sales tax in Philadelphia pushed to 9.25 percent.
New Castle County Police say a woman has been charged in the slaying of a man in Wilmington in 1985.
Governor Tom Wolf visited Philadelphia for a conversation on the Drexel University campus at a gathering called “ThinkFest,” discussing the role education plays in building a 21st century economy.