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.

Judge Vacates 11-Year-Old Lawncrest Murder Conviction

A Philadelphia judge has vacated the murder conviction of a man who has been behind bars for 11 years for killing his friend outside a neighborhood grocery store in the Lawncrest section.

02/16/2018

FBI: Partygoer Stole $4.5 Million Statue’s Left Thumb After Selfie At Franklin Institute

Federal authorities say a Delaware man snapped a selfie before stealing part of a $4.5 million statue at a Philadelphia museum.

02/15/2018

Charter School Advocates Protest SRC’s Proposed Policy Amendment

They want the SRC to “table” the amendment during its meeting Thursday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/14/2018

Pa. Liquor Control Board Holds Lottery For Some Sought After Spirits

Now through Saturday, you can opt in to one or all four separate lotteries.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2018

Philadelphia Orchestra Gets Set For Tour Of Europe, Israel

The concerts will bring the Orchestra to six European cities, including Brussels, Paris, Hamburg and Vienna, then Haifa, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2018

TSA Pushes PreCheck Program To Streamline Passenger Screening At PHL

The Transportation Security Administration has reopened a temporary enrollment center at Philadelphia International Airport for a TSA PreCheck program that gives airline passengers a quicker screening experience. 

02/12/2018

Sixers Unveil Bobby Jones Statue

At the 76ers Training Complex in Camden, another legendary player is memorialized.

02/09/2018

Stage Set For Climactic Finish To Eagles Super Bowl Parade

Within minutes of the city’s announcement, motorists rounding Eakins Oval were tooting their horns, knowing that Stagehands and Teamsters workers were beginning to put up a stage on the steps of the Art Museum.

02/05/2018

Expert: Pact Between CEO’s Of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Chase Sure To Disrupt

Their alliance shows how frustrated people are with the high cost of health care, according to Robert Field, a professor of Law and Public Health at Drexel University.

02/03/2018

Bagel Shop Serves Giant ‘Beagle’ In Honor Of Super Bowl

Just about any business person worth their salt is looking for a Superbowl connection, and at a local bagel shop, a referee should have blown the whistle for piling on.

02/02/2018

Intelligence Committee Democrat Claims Republican Chairman Altered Trump-Russia Memo

Congressman Schiff contends the Republican Chairman of the committee, Devin Nunes, “made material changes” to the classified memo.

02/01/2018

Puerto Rico

PECO Sending Workers To Puerto Rico To Assist In Restoring Electricity Months After Hurricane Maria

PECO and its parent corporation, Exelon, are among the power industry groups sending people and equipment.

01/30/2018

Gov. Murphy Reverses Christie Concealed Carry Policy

Governor Murphy says most folks believe there are already too many guns on the streets, and adding more will not make communities any safer.

01/26/2018

Highly Recruited Football Player Waives Preliminary Hearing In Robbery Trial

As the defense tries to change the field of play, a highly recruited high school football player, charged with robbing a South Philadelphia Wawa convenience store at which his brother worked, has waived his preliminary hearing.

01/25/2018

Philly Lawyer Slams Congressman Meehan’s Romantic Overtures Toward Former Staffer

Congressman Pat Meehan’s affection for a younger, former aide, and his use of the term “soul mate” in describing that relationship, is coming back to bite him. 

01/24/2018

wonders of water Philadelphia flower show

Philly Flower Show Will Treat Visitors To Sights, Sounds And Scents Of Rainforest

When visitors walk into the Philadelphia Flower Show this year, the first week in March at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the entrance garden will inform them where in the world they are.

01/23/2018

Democrats Push for Congressman Meehan To Resign After Sexual Harassment Claim

A sexual harassment accusation by a former junior staffer lodged against Congressman Pat Meehan, and the settlement paid to her out of taxpayer money, is causing a stir in his suburban district.

01/22/2018

Developer: Philadelphia ‘Has A Real Shot’ At Amazon’s Second Headquarters

One of the stakeholder developers in the next round of the Amazon HQ2 competition thinks Philadelphia “has a real shot.”

01/19/2018

PECO, Exelon Recognize Drexel Engineering Students With Scholarship Program

Student recipients in the Drexel Exelon Scholars program gathered with utility and university executives at PECO Headquarters.

01/18/2018

Philly High School Students Lead Symposium On Mass Incarceration

Students at high schools in West Philadelphia and Overbrook gathered at the School District Building on Broad Street to compare notes on issues related to mass incarceration.

01/17/2018

Philadelphia Museum Of Art To Take Over City’s Antiques & Art Show

The show was founded in 1962 to support the work of Penn Medicine, and raised about $250,000 last year.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/16/2018

Drexel Students Give University President Failing Grade For Opposing Philly Wage Equity Law

Drexel University students and advocates looking to close what they call the “gender pay gap” held a rally for equal pay to observe the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

01/15/2018

Former Penn State Football Prospect Faces Hearing For Wawa Robbery

A highly recruited Philadelphia High School football player, now charged with robbing a Wawa convenience store at which his brother worked, has made a court appearance.

01/11/2018

Formerly Vacant Textile Factory In NE Philly Is Being Transformed

The “Globe Dye Works” on Worth Street, just off Torresdale Avenue, is ready for its second act.

01/10/2018

Philly-Based Activist Group Among 20 Banned From Israel Over Boycott Calls

Israel is banning activists associated with a Philadelphia-based Quaker organization from entering the country.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/09/2018

New Jersey Is Last Remaining State Without Self-Serve Gas

And, then there was only one. The new year means New Jersey is the only remaining state in which motorists need to sit tight, while attendants fill’er up at gas stations.

01/08/2018

New Book Critical Of Trump White House Flies Off Shelves

Author Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury, Inside the Trump White House,” is hard to come by at local bookstores.

01/05/2018

Jeff Sessions

Critics Fume Over AG Sessions’ Move To Curb Marijuana Legalization

Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to nip the legalized weed movement in the bud, by revoking an Obama administration directive that gave states wiggle room to allow marijuana sales.

01/04/2018

Nonprofits Expect To Take Big Hit From New Tax Law

There is a chill in the air for nonprofits, and it’s not because of the frigid weather outside.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/02/2018

Philadelphia Police Using Blocking Trucks, Drone For Mummers Parade

Whether it’s New Year’s Eve celebrations or the Mummers Parade on New Year’s Day, Philadelphia police say they are prepared to keep everyone safe.

12/29/2017

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