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.

(File photo: a Mummers event. Credit: Michelle Durham)

Mummers Add a Second Parade, Through Manayunk, Around Mardi Gras

At least ten of the 16 string bands have committed to the February 22, 2015, event (which will miss Mardi Gras, February 17th, by a few days).

12/17/2014

Nina Baroness von Maltzahn,  (seated)  prior to a Curtis On Tour performance in Berlin. (Credit: Curtis Institute of Music)

Curtis Institute Of Music Receives Gifts Of More Than $10M

The gifts are among the largest Curtis has ever received.

12/17/2014

(Credit: Steve Tawa/KYW)

Vienna Boys Choir Brings Holiday Cheer To Patients At CHOP

One of Austria’s most famous cultural exports, arguably the best-known boys’ choir in the world, was well aware of their special audience, according to Vienna Boys Choir artistic director Gerald Wirth.

12/17/2014

(Demonstrators gather in front of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, near Sixth and Arch Streets.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Protesters Demand a Voice in Selection of Next President of Philadelphia ‘Fed’

The group, which staged a march this morning from Independence Hall to the Federal Reserve at Sixth and Arch Streets, says the Fed’s replacement process is dominated by major financial firms and corporations.

12/15/2014

Rendering of Temple's new library.
(credit: Image Courtesy of Snøhetta)

Temple’s Plan Includes Library That Retrieves Books With Robotic Arms & Urban Quad In Middle Of Campus

Temple University now has a plan in place to swap out its old library for a new one.

12/13/2014

Libby Doggett at summit in Conversation Hall at Philadelphia City Hall. (credit: Steve Tawa)

Pre-K For PA Campaign Pushes Governor-Elect Wolf, Legislature To Invest In 4-Year-Olds

A top ranking U.S. Department of Education official and members of a statewide campaign to increase early learning opportunities for children swapped stories and strategies on Thursday at a Philadelphia City Hall summit.

12/12/2014

(Former Philadelphia DA and current mayoral candidate Lynne Abraham speaks with reporters outside the City Council president's office in City Hall.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Mayoral Candidate Lynne Abraham Urges Another Try at PGW Sale

Abraham hand-delivered a letter to City Council president Darrell Clarke asking him to reconsider scheduling a hearing and inviting the private utility, UIL, back to the table.

12/11/2014

(Credit: Steve Tawa)

Council President Clarke Makes The Rounds With ‘Golden Life’ Senior Fair Attendees

Council President Clarke, who lost his mother when he first got elected, says he enjoys hanging out with seniors. “They’ve taken the responsibility of watching over me over the years, and I just want to be in a position to return the favor.”

12/10/2014

SEIU 's Mark Catlin
(credit: Steve Tawa/KYW Newsradio)

PHL Workers Participate In Training Program To Protect Themselves Against Infectious Disease Hazards

The Service Employees International Union says many of the workers, about 2,000 at the airport, have not had any new infection-control training from their employers.

12/08/2014

(Protesters gather outside the Philadelphia office of Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane, near 12th and Chestnut Streets in center city.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Activists Say Phila. Charter Schools Are Rife With Fraud And Regulators Aren’t Watching

Today, they brought their complaints to the doorsteps of the Pennsylvania attorney general and the School Reform Commission.

12/08/2014

PFT leader Jerry Jordan (credit: Steve Tawa)

PFT Says Young People Need Opportunity To Voice Concerns In Aftermath Of Ferguson, Staton Island

Teachers, parents and faith leaders are weighing in on the two grand jury presentments this past week that cleared white police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

12/06/2014

(At 48th Street Grille, Mayor Nutter greets chef-owner Carl Lewis as Sylvie Gallier-Howard of the city's Commerce Department looks on.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Crowdfunding Microloan Web Site Spotlights Philadelphia’s Small Businesses

The partnership between web site Kiva.org and the city’s Department of Commerce brings “crowdfunded microloans,” most of which are about $5,000 and are offered at zero-percent interest.

12/02/2014

(Task force co-chairs Dan Calista and Natalie Levkovich, at left, isten as Mayor Nutter talks about their report.  Councilman Bill Greenlee is at right.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Mayor’s Task Force Proposes Compromise Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Legislation

Mayor Nutter says paid sick leave is a “complicated policy question that profoundly affects employees and employers.” He previously vetoed two bills passed by City Council.

12/01/2014

American Heart Association's Jason Ware makes announcement as Mayor Nutter applauds (along with 1200 others at PHLCVB's annual luncheon) (credit: Steve Tawa)

American Heart Association Latest Example Of Success At Pa. Convention Center

Landing one of the largest conventions in the nation is adding to the momentum that the Pennsylvania Convention Center is building.

11/27/2014

(Dr. Rick Frei, prior to his students' presentation at a cyberbullying conference at CCP.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Conference at Community College of Phila. Explores Root Causes of Cyberbullying

“The survey this semester looked at the relationship between cyberbullying and self-esteem,” said Dr. Rick Frei.

11/25/2014

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