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.

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City Councilman Jim Kenney To Resign From Office, Run For Mayor

Councilman-At-Large Jim Kenney will submit his resignation on Thursday to run for mayor.

01/27/2015

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Federal Judge’s Ruling Advances, Slightly, A Citizen’s Right To Observe Police Activities

The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania filed five lawsuits on behalf of people in Philadelphia who were arrested while watching police in the course of their duties on public streets.

01/23/2015

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Man Convicted Of Sex Trafficking Young Women Locally Irritates Federal Judge

A man convicted of sex trafficking young women – from Philadelphia to Atlantic City and elsewhere – tried to explain his actions at sentencing, and did himself no favors.

01/22/2015

(Marchers rally in front of School District of Philadelphia headquarters, on North Broad Street.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Thousands March Through Central Philadelphia For Justice, Jobs, and Fairness

The event was organized by a coalition that calls itself MLK Day of Action, Resistance, and Empowerment (“MLK DARE”).

01/19/2015

(Students at Tanner Duckrey School accept delivery of ten laptop computers and related hardware from KYW Newsradio.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

A North Philadelphia Public School Wins KYW Newsradio’s Latest 10-Laptop Computer Lab

Tanner Duckrey School now has more computer lab space for its young students, thanks to a partnership between KYW Newsradio 1060 and Comcast Corporation.

01/16/2015

A SEPTA official shows some of its new vehicles.  (Credit: Steve Tawa)

SEPTA Planning For Future Service Enhancements, Features

The transit agency is telling riders that it has plans to take them from point ‘A’ to point ‘B’ more efficiently – and in style.

01/15/2015

(Lead attorney Baher Azmy, at lectern, with others from the Muslim community involved in the lawsuit, hold a press conference outside the US District Courthouse in Philadelphia.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

US Judges in Philadelphia Weighing Muslims’ Infiltration Lawsuit Against NYPD

Muslims who brought the lawsuit say the NYPD spied on them solely based on their religion.

01/13/2015

(City controller Alan Butkovitz.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

City Controller To Revisit Entering Mayoral Race After Council President Decides Not To Run

The playing field is a bit clearer now that Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke, with just four months remaining before the May primary, has decided against running for Mayor. But could there be a late entrant?

01/13/2015

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Former ‘Manhattan Transfer’ Member Teams With Singers From Cherry Hill High School West

Students at Cherry Hill High School West teamed up with a co-founding member of the group, ‘Manhattan Transfer,’ on Friday to the delight of residents of an assisted living complex.

01/09/2015

New Executive Director and President of the Barnes Foundation Thom Collins will take over in March, after a national search by its Board of Trustees. (Credit: Steve Tawa/KYW)

Meet The Next Director Of The Barnes Foundation, Thom Collins

Thom Collins is described by the search committee as ‘a national leader in the visual arts, and is recognized for his expertise and breadth of knowledge in education and art history.’

01/08/2015

Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (credit: Steve Tawa)

Ukrainian-Americans In Philadelphia Celebrate Christmas

Philadelphia’s Ukrainian community brought the Christmas Wednesday to the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on North Franklin Street in Northern Liberties.

01/07/2015

File photo. (A Philadelphia police car blocks the driveway of Ironworkers Local 401 headquarters on the day 11 members were indicted.  credit: CBS-3)

Ironworker Who Admits Torching Construction Sites Returns To The Stand In Trial of Joseph Dougherty

Defense lawyer Fortunato Perri Jr. says there’s no evidence Dougherty ordered criminal acts. He points a finger of blame at business agents within Local 401, jockeying for power at the Union Hall.

01/07/2015

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Judge In Trial Of Philadelphia Ironworkers Union Boss Denies Request To Excuse Juror

The judge presiding over the racketeering trial of former Philadelphia Ironworkers Local 401 leader Joseph Dougherty has denied a request to excuse one of the jurors.

01/06/2015

A new definition has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary for employees who eat lunch 'al desko.'  (Credit: Steve Tawa)

‘Al Desko’ Added To Oxford Dictionary, But How Familiar Of A Word Is It?

The word centers on workers who toil at their desks, and grab a bite while others go out to lunch.

01/05/2015

(Inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center. File photo by John Ostapkovich.)

Philadelphia Hotel Rates and Occupancy Levels Surging Upward

Preliminary numbers for 2014 show the center city occupancy rate was at 76 percent.

01/02/2015

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