Steve 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.
This at the request of voters who supported Green Party candidate Jill Stein.
His fight with the Philadelphia Parking Authority is not over yet.
Retired Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ron Castille’s brief appearance at the Market Street building collapse civil trial became the subject of debate in the courtroom, without the jury present.
A two day conference is underway in Philadelphia that hooks up entrepreneurs with the venture capital community, looking to grow through disruptive technology.
New Jersey will implement bail system reforms in January that supporters say will “promote racial justice,” in part, by hiring more judges.
On the Belmont side, outside Second Antioch Baptist Church, folks rejoiced.
According to DA Williams, the officer allegedly shot his son following a confrontation inside of their residence.
Catholics for Choice president Jon O’Brien believes the Pope is taking a “much more pastoral, rather than political approach.”
They are now laying out how distributors should comply.
“It’s hard to remember that eight years ago, our residential recycling rate was about 5 percent.”
In a post-election critique, there is talk about whether the Electoral College should be abolished. Area students took up the issue in an essay contest.
In between the networking, to celebrate outside the box ideas, the segments included notes on the tech scene…
A million rides, and counting. Philadelphia’s Bike-Share system has reached the double-comma trip milestone more quickly than many anticipated.
Veterans from the Korean and Vietnam Wars gathered Friday at adjacent memorials.
The Philadelphia Historical Commission has ‘tabled’ a proposal to list two Jeweler’s Row buildings on the city’s Register of Historic Places.