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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.

(A docent instructs Philadelphia students using part of the Barnes Foundation's extraordinary collection.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Drug Firm Glaxo Underwrites Art Training Programs For Phila. Schoolkids

Thousands of economically disadvantaged Philadelphia students will be able to explore and develop an appreciation for art at the Barnes Foundation, thanks to an endowment gift from the global pharmacuetical giant.

20 hours ago

(credit: Steve Tawa/KYW)

Public School Advocates Propose November Ballot Question On Dissolving SRC

Working Families Organization would have to gather 20,000 petition signatures, but Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell says it would send a strong message.

04/22/2014

(File photo by Mladen Antonov/ AFP/ Getty Images)

For Earth Day, AAA Plants Trees to Promote Car Battery Recycling

Through next Monday, the auto club is planting a tree in one of America’s national forests for every battery it replaces, according to an AAA spokesman.

04/22/2014

Peace activists protesting outside Lockeed Martin in King of Prussia. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Peace Activists Demonstrate Outside Lockheed Martin in KOP

Peace activists chose Good Friday to protest U.S. policies on defense spending.

04/18/2014

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Potential Third Bidder Emerges In Inquirer Ownership Feud

The feuding owners fighting for control of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News now know more about a potential third bidder, the Newspaper Guild. It represents reporters, photographers and others.

04/16/2014

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Rival Owners Of Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News Pledge $77M Bids

KYW’s Steve Tawa reports the feuding owners now jousting in a Delaware courtroom pledge to buy the other guys out.

04/15/2014

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Delaware Judge To Decide Auction Type To Resolve Ownership Dispute At Inquirer, Daily News

A Delaware judge heard the owners’ disagreement over how to dissolve and sell the parent company of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News.

04/14/2014

(Credit: Steve Tawa)

Orchids Bloom This Weekend On The Ben Franklin Parkway

An international orchid show has transformed the Academy of Natural Sciences on the Ben Franklin Parkway this weekend.

04/11/2014

The Mercer County awards presentation at the Collingswood Grand Ballroom. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

NJ Prosecutors Hand Out Victim Service Awards To Difference Makers

Prosecutors in four South Jersey counties and their offices honored their own Thursday during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

04/10/2014

Ruth 'Momma' Dietz Eni makes sure plant workers get fed at food truck (credit: Steve Tawa)

Dietz And Watson Celebrates 75th Anniversary At Headquarters In Tacony

Dietz and Watson remains committed to rebuilding its burned out Delanco, New Jersey distribution center, and a decision on its location could be made this spring as the company marks its 75th anniversary.

04/08/2014

(A Septa subway train pulls in.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

SEPTA Makes ‘Final Offer’ As Philadelphia Hopes To Avert Mass Transit Strike

Now the question is whether the next step is cementing a deal, dealing with a job action, or continuing in limbo.

04/07/2014

(FIle photo by KYW's Mike DeNardo)

SEPTA And Its Unions Make Significant Progress, Discuss Possible Two-year Contract

Thousands of commuters are affected by what happens between Friday and Sunday night between SEPTA and its largest union.

04/04/2014

(1956-57 photo courtesy of Friends of the Boyd, Inc.)

Preservation Group Drops Appeal Of Demolition Of Interior Of Boyd Theater

The parties who were at odds recently over the future of the landmark Theater have had a meeting of the minds on trying to save original Art Deco artifacts on the inside.

04/04/2014

(Credit: Steve Tawa)

Blooming Presentations Sit Next To Art Masterpieces At PAFA

The galleries of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts are “bursting into bloom” now through this Sunday.

04/04/2014

Voting booths (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Phila. Ethics Board, PAC Linked To Local 98 Reach Settlement Agreement

The Philadelphia Board of Ethics and a political action committee linked to Local 98 of the Electrical Workers’ union have settled up on a 2013 investigation into campaign finance reporting violations. A spokesman for the union says it ‘was so insignificant it’s not worth commenting on.’

04/02/2014

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