Steve 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.
The man who led the move of the Barnes Foundation from Merion to Museum Row in Philadelphia is stepping down to become a visiting professor at Drexel University.
“During the last two years, we’ve encountered the normal things you find underground in a very old city,” notes Center City District president Paul Levy.
There will be changes at the top at Comcast-Spectacor, as president Peter Luukko suddenly leaves the arm of the company that manages sports stadiums.
Much of the world views dogs as trusted companions, but in some parts of Asia they are on the menu and considered a common dish or even a delicacy.
A hardcore sporting event called the Tough Mudder near Allentown earlier this year spawned an alarming collection of serious injuries, according to emergency room doctors who responded.
On this day before Thanksgiving, a local chef has some tips that you may want to consider before you lumber over to the oven and shove the bird in whole.
Light heavyweight champion boxer Bernard Hopkins and undefeated junior welterweight champ Danny Garcia assisted with the proceedings.
The firing of the editor in chief at the Philadelphia Inquirer that touched off a legal brawl between the wealthy owners has been reversed in court.
The highlights include not one but two fireworks displays. KYW Newsradio anchorman Steve Nikazy will voice the shows.
There was yet another surprise in the lawsuit between the warring owners of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Supporters of the “Market 8″ casino project say it has aggressive but attainable goals of hiring African-Americans at all levels.
Former city councilman Frank Rizzo Jr., right, rejoined the Democratic Party so he can run for mayor in 2015.
Publisher Robert Hall once told workers the current lawsuit represents the “Allies versus Axis powers,” and they “can’t be Switzerland and sit neutral in the middle,” according to recent testimony.
A judge had denied an attempt to remove the publisher of the Philadelphia Inquirer by one faction in the owners’ group struggle at the media company.
Lewis Katz testified that the newspaper’s ownership was structured such that both he and business partner George Norcross had blocking power over the other in case of disagreement.