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.

Rutgers Opens New Nursing And Science Building

Rutgers Opens New Nursing And Science Building

Now that the fall term has opened, students at Rutgers University-Camden are settling into a brand new Nursing and Science Building. 

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Philadelphia Muslims Celebrate 3-Day Holy Festival

The Muslim community in Philadelphia is celebrating a three-day festival with prayers and social gatherings.


Tenet Healthcare Selling Two Philadelphia Hospitals

The Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Hahnemann and St. Christopher’s to Paladin Healthcare.


Former PennDOT Examiner Indicted For Bribery

A federal indictment charges a former PennDot driver’s license examiner in Philadelphia, and another man, with helping more than 30 people get driver’s licenses, without first taking the required tests.


Committee Of Seventy Teams Up With PHL To Improve Operations

Philadelphia International Airport wants to make the customer experience more enjoyable, and PHL is reaching out to an unusual source to upgrade its operations and improve outcomes.


Library Of Congress Makes Alexander Hamilton’s Papers Available Online

The Library of Congress is putting the papers of Alexander Hamilton online, for the first time, in their original format. 


Amazon’s Takeover Of Whole Foods Complete; Mixed Reaction From Shoppers

The online giant’s takeover of the grocer closed Monday, and its first order of business was making some items more affordable. 


Coast Guard Stresses Importance Of ID Stickers To Aid First Responders

If you are out paddling a kayak, canoe, raft or rowboat, the U.S. Coast Guard wants you to mark it with a waterproof sharpie, or an I.D. sticker that it provides. 


Ex-Philly Narcotics Officer Pleads Guilty To Swapping Drugs For Sex

Ex-Philly Narcotics Officer Pleads Guilty To Swapping Drugs For Sex

A former Philadelphia police officer, once assigned to a federal drug task force, has pleaded guilty to a charge of swapping heroin for sex.


Philadelphia Developer Flips Focus From Apartments To Condos

A Philadelphia developer has decided to go in a different direction, and will not pursue a hotel/apartment high-rise along the Avenue of the Arts.


Rowan University Cuts Ribbon On New Development Initiative

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday in the Glassboro Town Square, which is part of a $400 million public-private development initiative.


Lt. Governor Stack To Face Growing Number Of Challengers In 2018 Primary

The field of candidates running for Lieutenant Governor in Pennsylvania is growing, and could get larger, by next May’s primary.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/22/2017

Tony Luke Sends Out Heartfelt Message To Families Who’ve Lost Loved Ones To Heroin

Tony Luke, Jr.’s son, Tony Luke III, died of a heroin overdose at the age of 35.


Legendary Pianist Passes Wisdom To Local Young Artists

A legendary pianist and former president of the Curtis Institute on Rittenhouse Square held masterclasses this past week with young artists from all over the world.


Philadelphia-Based Architect Louis Kahn Remembered In New Exhibit

“Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture,” runs through early November at the Fabric Workshop and Museum at 1214 Arch Street.


Philly Student Chess Team Takes Chinese Chess Team At Constitution Center

Young Philadelphia Chess Players Match Wits With Elite Chinese Team

Some brilliant young chess players from China on their way to a big tournament in the U.S., shared some of their best moves with a group of Philadelphia kids at the National Constitution Center.


Pennsylvania State House Is Called On To Tax Gas Drilling For Public Education

Supporters of the extraction tax are leaning on House members, to get it done.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/08/2017

Phila. School District Holds Weeklong Orientation For Teachers, Counselors

Phila. School District Holds Weeklong Orientation For New Teachers, Counselors

Newly hired teachers about to swing open their classrooms in the Philadelphia School District received pep talks from the people they look up to, at the beginning of a five-day New Hire Orientation event. 


Back-To-School Carnival Provided Kids With Fun, Games, And School Essentials

Dr. Renee Turchi, a pediatrician, says they also had health education resources available for neighborhood parents.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/04/2017

Mayor Kenney, LGBT Activists Push Back Against Transgender Military Ban

The Mayor decided to honor LGBT veterans following the President’s shift in military policy.


Maintenance Work Forces Closures At 2 Key Openings Along Schuylkill River Trail

“I’m burning an extra 50 calories, just to get on the trail,” said passerby Jeff. 

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/01/2017

Poll: Voters In Both Parties Are Moving Away From Their Leadership’s Positions

Among Democrats, 35 percent say Democrats voters are becoming more liberal than their leaders.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/01/2017

2 Top NJ Lawmakers Meet With Hospital Executives To Discuss Next Step In Healthcare Reform

Senator Cory Booker and Senator Steve Sweeney visited Inspira Hospital-Elmer on Monday to discuss what’s next with healthcare reform.


Mayor Kenney Announces 2017 ‘Philly Free Streets’ Event

Get ready to clear the streets of cars and clutter, with another Philly Free Streets program, at the end of October.


New Voucher Program Launches To Help Seniors Eat Healthy

Older folks looking to eat healthy are getting a helping hand from the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging.


‘Radio Silence’: A Performance Telling The Story Of Iraqi Refugees, American Veterans

It’s a hybrid documentary, variety show and radio play, features storytelling by the people most affected by events in Iraq.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/25/2017

Just Before Healthcare Vote, Toomey Calls Medicaid Fiscally Unsustainable

Much of the conversation centered on the Senate about to take another stab at a healthcare reform vote, as early as Tuesday.  

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/24/2017

Protesters Interrupt Shakespeare Park Ribbon Cutting

Just as the ceremony began, three activists with bullhorns came rushing to the podium.


4 Start-Up Companies Are Now Calling Sixers Training Complex Home

Sixers officials and Camden mayor Dana Redd were on hand for a ribbon-cutting this afternoon for the brand new “Sixers Innovation Lab.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/18/2017

Former Busboy Is Tapped To Run New Four Season Atop Comcast Tower

It’s an exciting homecoming for Ben Shank, who will be the General Manager of the new Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/17/2017


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