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.

File photo: Thomas Coffee. (Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Defendant’s Alibi Witness Admits She Didn’t Leave Work Until After Alleged Craigslist Murder Occurred

Four days of testimony in the Craigslist murder trial in Philadelphia wrapped up with the defendant’s sister providing an alibi, as the bickering picked up between opposing lawyers.

07/31/2015

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Jury Hears 9-1-1 Call Of Fiancee Of Craigslist Murder Victim

She said when she called the 9-1-1 dispatcher, she was worried that the shooter was coming to get her too

07/30/2015

File photo: Thomas Coffee. (Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

‘Don’t Move Or I’m Squeezing,’ Witness Describes Armed Robbery In Craigslist Murder Trial

Prosecutors allege that 25-year-old Thomas Coffee of Willow Grove participated in four armed robberies, including one in which he returned to his old West Oak Lane neighborhood, gunning down a man who had responded to a Craigslist ad for an All Terrain Vehicle.

07/29/2015

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Jury Hears Murder Trial In Death Of Man Who Responded To Craigslist Ad In West Oak Lane

A Philadelphia Jury is hearing the murder trial of a Willow Grove man in connection with a series of crimes that allegedly used Craigslist as bait.

07/28/2015

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Police On The Hunt For Driver In Deadly Hit-Run Crash In Juniata Park

Philadelphia Police are on the trail of a driver involved in a deadly hit and run crash Sunday night in the Juniata Park section of the city.

07/27/2015

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Initiative Uses Arts As Foundation For Promoting Pride In Chester

A demonstration was presented this past week in Council Chambers at Chester City Hall.

07/26/2015

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Pa. Supreme Court Sides With City Over Giving, Retracting Promotions In Philadelphia Fire Department

This long running dispute broke out more than two years ago, when Firefighters Local 22 pressed in court to compel the Nutter administration to fill open captain and lieutenant vacancies.

07/21/2015

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House Panel Gets Earful On Hearing Regarding Single-Family Homes As College Student Rentals

A Pennsylvania House panel got an earful while conducting a hearing in West Chester on proposed legislation to preempt local ordinances that restrict the use of single-family homes as college student rentals.

07/20/2015

(St. Laurentius Catholic Church, on East Berks Street in Fishtown.  2014 photo by Cherri Gregg)

Phila. Historical Commission Gives Historic Designation To Vacant Fishtown Church Building

St. Laurentius Church, which was slated to be demolished, has won a reprieve from the city’s Historical Commission by receiving a historical designation.

07/10/2015

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Bill Cosby’s First Accuser Seeks To Have Secret Records Opened

The former Temple University staffer says Cosby and his PR staff have been ignoring her confidentiality agreement in order to spin the story his way.

07/09/2015

At the offices of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Philadelphia, US Sen. Pat Toomey, fourth from left, leads a roundtable discussion on child sex abuse.  Photo by Steve Tawa

Sen. Toomey Presses For Stricter Background Checks on School Employees

Today, Toomey held a round table discussion in center city Philadelphia on the topic of sexual abuse of children and how to prevent it.

07/07/2015

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Some Philadelphia Institutions Forced To Close During Papal Visit

Museum Row in Philadelphia will see tons of foot traffic during the Pope’s visit at the end of September, so much so, that some of the institutions will be compelled to close, that weekend.

07/06/2015

Desiree Peterkin-Bell, left, and Everett Gillison.  (credit: Steve Tawa)

City Officials Warn Don’t Bring Too Much Stuff To Fourth Of July Events

If you’re heading out to any of the signature July 4th events, especially the Party on the Parkway, don’t overdue it with the things you lug along with you.

07/04/2015

(Deputy mayor Everett Gillison speaks with reporters outside the Independence Visitors Center as the city's "Welcome America" festivities were getting underway.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Mayor Nutter’s Chief of Staff Promises Adequate Security In Place for Holiday Weekend

Everett Gillison, the city’s deputy mayor for public safety, had assurances for both local residents and visitors.

07/03/2015

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