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.

Congressman Chaka Fattah

Chaka Fattah Resigns From Congress Effective Immediately

Congressman Chaka Fattah has sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan announcing he’s resigning immediately.


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Bike Share Conference Brings Operators From Across The Country To Philly

Many are learning from the experience, even though Philadelphia wasn’t among the first to launch such a program.


Chaka Fattah

Congressman Chaka Fattah Facing Pressure To Resign

Fattah’s conviction means that he cannot vote in committee or on the floor of the House.


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Still No Verdict In Trial Of Congressman Fattah

After day-long deliberations on Monday, the panel will return to work in the Tuesday morning.


Day 2 of jury deliberations in the Chaka Fattah trail. (Credit: CBS 3)

Potential Problem In Jury Room During Fattah Trial

There was an apparent problem in the jury room during the first full day of deliberations.


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Promenade Helps Area High School Seniors Take Trip Down Memory Lane

Graduating Cheltenham Township high school seniors, looking forward to their next journey, took a step into their past with great excitement.

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Chaka Fattah File Photo (Credit: Michael Buckner/ Getty Images)

Jury In Chaka Fattah Trial Begin Delibirations

Jurors who reported to duty way back during the first week in May for the political corruption trial of Chaka Fattah will get lengthy instructions on points of law from the judge Wednesday, after which they will begin their deliberations.


Chaka Fattah

Closing Arguments Continue In Chaka Fattah Trial

The defense spent much of Tuesday wrapping up two days’ worth of wall-to-wall closing arguments at the racketeering conspiracy trial of Congressman Chaka Fattah and four others.


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Jurors In Chaka Fattah Trial Listen To Closing Arguments

Federal prosecutors and defense lawyers are having their final say at the racketeering conspiracy trial of Congressman Chaka Fattah.


Congressman Chaka Fattah

Closing Arguments Scheduled In Chaka Fattah Trial

When the political corruption trial of Philadelphia Congressman Chaka Fattah began in mid-May, it was thought the case would last at least eight weeks.


Photo credit: KYW's Steve Tawa

Curveball Question Thrown At Fed Chair Yellen During Philadelphia Q&A

Janet Yellen expects interest rates to “gradually increase,” but she did not specify a timetable.



New Philadelphia Fire Department Campaign Aims To Limit Unnecessary 9-1-1 Calls

The Philadelphia Fire Department is on a campaign to encourage folks to hold off making Emergency Medical Services 9-1-1 calls, when they have non-medical issues.


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Security Firm Hired To Vet 16K DNC Volunteers

Verified Volunteers, which handled the Pope’s recent visit, was selected through a competitive bidding process.


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Some Philly Elementary Schools To Receive AEDs

The School District of Philadelphia is getting better first aid kits


Chaka Fattah File Photo (Credit: Michael Buckner/ Getty Images)

Defense Presents Its Case In Chaka Fattah Trial

The defense is now putting on its case, including calling character witnesses on behalf of Congressman Chaka Fattah, now entering the fourth week of his racketeering conspiracy trial.




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