Steve Tawa

Steve TawaSteve 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.

(Mayor Nutter, at right with back to camera, speaks at the on-site summer job fair.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

City of Philadelphia Hoping To Find More Summer Work For More Young People

“We had 8,200-plus people get jobs last year, but we had 18,000 who applied,” Mayor Nutter noted.

KYW Newsradio 1060–5 hours ago

(Former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell discusses the upcoming forum that will include a role for Philadelphia fourth and fifth graders.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Gov. Rendell Says Mayoral Candidates’ Forum Will Engage Elementary Schoolkids in Phila.

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/31/2015

(PPA executive director Vince Fenerty testifies before City Council's Streets and Services Committee.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Lawmakers Move To Tighten Enforcement of Boot-and-Tow Parking Regulations

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/30/2015

(Philadelphia city commissioner Stephanie Singer.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Singer’s Attorney Hopes Post-Trial Motions Can Turn Around City Commissioner’s Ballot Hopes

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/27/2015

(Philadelphia city commissioner Stephanie Singer.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia’s Top Election Official May Get Tossed From May 19th Primary Ballot

Stephanie Singer is being challenged in her re-election bid over her petition signatures.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Milton Street, after learning that a judge has allowed him to remain on the Democratic primary ballot for Philadelphia mayor.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Judge Rules Milton Street Can Stay on May 19th Mayoral Primary Ballot in Philadelphia

Mayoral candidate Milton Street has survived yet another challenge to his candidacy based on his residency.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

Food truck operators testifying for City Council on Tuesday. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philly’s Food Truck Operators Take Off The Aprons To Testify At City Hall

The Philadelphia Mobile Food Association says current zoning and permitting regulations include outdated definitions that lump them into the larger category of ‘street vendors.’

03/25/2015

(A Philadelphia voting machine.  File photo)

Dennis Lee, Candidate for Philadelphia City Commissioner, Knocked Off Ballot

A judge said his nominating petitions and a financial disclosure form were defective.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/24/2015

(Milton Street speaks with reporters at the office of the City Commissioners, near Delaware and Spring Garden Streets.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Milton Street Calls Attempt to Push Him Off Primary Ballot ‘Junkyard Lawyering’

The ongoing issue is a claim that he does not live in Philadelphia, as required by city law.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/23/2015

(Manny Morales says he will remain a candidate for Philadelphia City Council without the Democratic Party's endorsement.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Disavowing Derogatory Posts, Morales Says He’ll Stay in Phila. City Council Race

In his campaign headquarters on East Hunting Park Avenue, 7th District candidate Manny Morales denied making any racially charged, biased, or hateful posts.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/20/2015

(Photo by Steve Tawa)

Camden School District Partners With Salvation Army on Community Resource Centers

At the Salvation Army’s Kroc Community Center, Camden schools superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard (at lectern) said the idea is to engage the uninvolved.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/18/2015

Damon Oliver. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Philadelphia Man Sentenced For Punching Schoolgirl on SEPTA Trolley

Damon Oliver, 40, was sentenced as part of a plea deal to 9½-23 months in prison.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

(credit: CBS 3)

Pa. Liquor Control Board Says No Way To Powdered Alcohol Sales in Commonwealth

The PLCB’s Stacy Kriedeman says the state store system will not put powdered alcohol products, equally subject to state regulations, on its shelves.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/16/2015

Interior designer Philippe Starck.  (credit: Steve Tawa/KYW)

Developer Hires World-Renowned Interior Designer At His 47-Story Luxury Hotel Condo In Philadelphia

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.

03/14/2015

(Photos provided by Phila. PD)

Lawyers For 3 Charged In Center City Gay Couple Attack Want Charges Dropped Or Lowered

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.

03/13/2015

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