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.
Sweeney said it’s a state of the art facility.
A former top diplomat for President Bill Clinton, and a former senior aide for President George W. Bush gave their bi-partisan takes on President Trump, and the situation in the Mideast, during a discussion with Philadelphia high school students.
The aim of Vision Zero in Philadelphia is to lay out proven strategies to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2030, through education, engineering and enforcement.
Nearly 200 Interfaith leaders from several religions gathered at the Lutheran Seminary in the Germantown section of Philadelphia to stand in solidarity.
Mayor Kenney and some of Philadelphia’s most prominent legal minds gathered in Center City as part of a new alliance called Take Action Philly, or TAP.
The Philadelphia Department of Revenue held a Taxpayer Appreciation Day on Friday at the Municipal Services Building.
An international humanitarian aid worker spoke to students at Hallahan Girl’s High School about how Catholic Relief Services is helping to improve the quality of life of the most at-risk people in Mexico.
What a music lesson for the high school choir at Girard Academic Music Program in South Philadelphia.
An asphalt schoolyard at the Alexander Adaire School in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia, is being transformed into a green space.
Today would have been Washington’s 285th birthday.
The Fairmount Water Works is hatching a plan to help clean the water we drink every day, with a Mussels Hatchery.
A hearty send-off for an iconic pop-art sculpture on Valentine’s Day.
On the Penn State campus, someone was attaching unsigned anti-immigration posters to bulletin boards that university officials have denounced, and promptly removed.
In memory of the passing of a board member, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is committing funds to support outdoor recreational opportunities for young people.
There are currently 173 people identified as capital case inmates in Pennsylvania.
On a snowy day for commuting, SEPTA expanded its key fare system.
The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers came out strongly against President Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education.
An expert witness, called by plaintiffs’ lawyers in the deadly Salvation Army Thrift Store collapse case, described how one victim suffered for hours in the rubble.
A Jenkintown native making waves in Hollywood by creating and co-writing “the Goldbergs,” a popular TV sitcom, is not only hitting on all cylinders, but it’s driving a spin-off, also loosely based on his actual upbringing.
The school gave a Superbowl ticket to McCloskey that the Ryan family had reserved.
NAACP Believes Results Of Market St. Building Collapse Civil Trial Prove Griffin Campbell’s Innocence
Demolition contractor Griffin Campbell was one of only two people criminally charged and convicted.
In a stunning development, the jury in the lengthy Salvation Army Thrift Store collapse trial has found all of the defendants liable for the events leading to the disaster.
There will be no pro cycling race in Philadelphia this year, for only the second time since the original spectacle began in the mid 1980’s.
The British Prime Minister began her two-day visit to the U.S. here in Philadelphia, meeting with congressional Republicans during their joint retreat in Center City.
The courtroom was jammed to view a clash of legal titans.
The jury in the four-and-a-half month long Market Street building collapse civil trial is now hearing two days of closing arguments.
Following closing arguments by lawyers, beginning tomorrow, the jury this week will decide if any of the defendants was negligent.
Our sister station, WPHT, held an Inauguration Watch Party in South Philly…
‘Sessions’ Confirmation Would Be Dangerous’: Advocates At LGBTQ Conference Voice Opposition To AG Nomination
Attendees at a LGBTQ conference in Philadelphia oppose the nomination of Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General because of what they call his “record of hostility” toward them.
The Citizens Crime Commission is posting reward money, hoping to get responses after a 19-year-old, active duty Army soldier was beaten by a group of men in South Philadelphia on New Year’s Day. .