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Steve Tawa

Steve TawaSteve 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.

(Emergency vehicles ring the area around a building collapse at 22nd and Market Streets.  Credit: Tony Hanson)

Handful Of Witnesses Testify 1st Week Of Market Street Collapse Trial

At the Market Street building collapse civil trial, the list of potential witnesses stands at 243.


President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, Mayor Kenny, Gov. Wolf
(credit: Steve Tawa)

President Of Mongolia Pays State Visit To Philadelphia

President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj visited City Council Chambers, talking about his commitment to the protection of Mongolia’s democracy.


(File photo:  the scene of the deadly building collapse at 22nd and Market Streets in which six people died.  Credit: CBS3)

Salvation Army Employee, Firefighter Testify In Market Street Collapse Civil Trial

Testimony has started in the Market Street collapse civil trial to determine if anyone is financially liable for what happened.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/21/2016

(File photo:  the scene of the deadly building collapse at 22nd and Market Streets in which six people died.  Credit: CBS3)

Testimony To Begin In Market Street Collapse Civil Trial

Upwards of 150-names appear on the witness list for a trial that could take two to three months.


(Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Defense Lawyer Pins Blame On Two People In Market Street Collapse Civil Trial

Defense lawyers took all day giving opening statements, just like their opposing counsel, representing plaintiffs, a day earlier.


(Credit: Steve Tawa)

Phila. Teachers Honored For Improving Constitutional Literacy In Classrooms

Three Philadelphia schools were rewarded for improving constitutional literacy in their classrooms.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/16/2016

(Credit: Steve Tawa)

Museum Of The American Revolution Is Dedicated Ahead Of Spring Opening

The new Museum of the American Revolution, near Independence National Historical Park, will be opening its doors in April.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/15/2016

Center City Building Collapse File Photo (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Jury Selection Complete In Deadly Market Street Collapse Civil Trial

It took more than a week, but a jury has now been picked for the civil trial to determine if anyone should be liable financially in the deadly 2013 Market Street building collapse.


(Credit: Steve Tawa)

Children’s Scholarship Fund Launches Application Season For Low-Income Families

Applications are now open for a program aimed at helping low-income families in Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/14/2016

(credit: Steve Tawa)

Workers’ Rights Groups Rally Outside Sen. Toomey’s Office For Min. Wage

A coalition of advocacy groups feel that Senator Toomey’s position on the minimum wage is out of touch.


(L-R) PhilaU President  Stephen Spinelli, PhilaU student leader Naomi Sampat, Jefferson president  and CEO Stephen Klasko (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Urge to Merge Moves Forward At 2 Universities In Philadelphia

Officials at Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University have approved their definitive agreement to merge.


Center City Building Collapse File Photo (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Jury Selection Process In Market Street Collapse Civil Trial, Closed To Public

The judge who will preside over the lengthy civil trial regarding the deadly 2013 building collapse has closed the jury selection process.



Civil Trial Underway Of 2013 Building Collapse

A jury will decide if any individuals or corporate entities are liable financially.


(credit: CBS3)

Days After Being Sworn In, Beemer Fires 2 Of Kane’s Top Aides

Pennsylvania’s new attorney general spent his second day the job Thursday firing two top aides to his predecessor Kathleen Kane.



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