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.
The exhibit chronicles the 12 presidential conventions Philadelphia has hosted, beginning in 1848 to the upcoming DNC in July.
You’ll be seeing banners go up all around town carrying a welcome message for the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Herbert Vederman, one of Fattah’s co-defendants, was convicted on several charges, including bribery, for giving Fattah money in exchange for Fattah’s support in seeking appointment to an ambassadorship.
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Chaka Fattah, the once powerful Philadelphia congressman, resigned in disgrace last week after his racketeering conviction.
The sudden Brexit jolt creates uncertainty, but a local economist expects US markets to weather the storm.
Congressman Chaka Fattah has sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan announcing he’s resigning immediately.
Many are learning from the experience, even though Philadelphia wasn’t among the first to launch such a program.
Fattah’s conviction means that he cannot vote in committee or on the floor of the House.
After day-long deliberations on Monday, the panel will return to work in the Tuesday morning.
There was an apparent problem in the jury room during the first full day of deliberations.
Graduating Cheltenham Township high school seniors, looking forward to their next journey, took a step into their past with great excitement.
Jurors who reported to duty way back during the first week in May for the political corruption trial of Chaka Fattah will get lengthy instructions on points of law from the judge Wednesday, after which they will begin their deliberations.
The defense spent much of Tuesday wrapping up two days’ worth of wall-to-wall closing arguments at the racketeering conspiracy trial of Congressman Chaka Fattah and four others.
Federal prosecutors and defense lawyers are having their final say at the racketeering conspiracy trial of Congressman Chaka Fattah.