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.
A large chunk of Bernie Sanders delegates may have inside seats at the DNC on a sweltering day, but they feel left out in the cold.
As the DNC anticipates the arrival of delegates in Philadelphia next week, why not hold an open house for the locals?
He is not yet warming to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
A coalition of protest groups gathered at Arch Street Methodist Church on Broad Street, near City Hall, on Wednesday to talk about their strategy for DNC-related events next week in Philadelphia.
The update came at a hearing called by state lawmakers getting constituent complaints about delays and overcrowded trains.
The Fire Commissioner is looking for a few good men and women and has started an aggressive recruitment campaign to find them.
Broadway star, actor, and singer Leslie Odom Jr. played to another packed house this past week.
A police district in West Philadelphia held a “youth block party” on Friday, drawing children to its parking lot at 56th and Pine Streets, for food, treats, music, dancing and fun.
The union representing workers who assembled the now out-of-service SEPTA rail cars at a South Philadelphia manufacturing facility believes the cracked beams were defective, and not reflective of their work.
This year’s Siempre Salsa Philly Week serves up an introduction to salsa music, the artists who create it, and the neighborhoods in which it is a staple – in night clubs, bars, restaurants, and outdoor festivals.
The exhibit chronicles the 12 presidential conventions Philadelphia has hosted, beginning in 1848 to the upcoming DNC in July.
You’ll be seeing banners go up all around town carrying a welcome message for the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
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Chaka Fattah, the once powerful Philadelphia congressman, resigned in disgrace last week after his racketeering conviction.