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.
Abbas Khalaf, a native of Iraq, had a dramatic journey to resettle in the United States, finding his way to Northampton, Pa.
The nine city public schools with graduation ceremonies planned for today had the option of remaining open past noon for the ceremonies.
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (“BIO”) is attracting 15,000 attendees who from 47 states and 60 countries.
CTCA Spiritual Outreach Coordinator Aking Beverly says they give church leaders “ministry of presence” insights to provide some measure of comfort.
Officials say it’s the most efficient method of generating the highest number of potential bidders and the most revenue.
The recent bird flu outbreak in the midwest is affecting the nation’s poultry industry and egg prices.
The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers is griping about what is says are the School District’s plans to privatize school employees – substitute teachers and nurses.
The grant to Drexel University will support the development of science, technology, engineering, and math courses at the McMichael School, 36th and Fairmount, and the Powel School, 36th and Powelton.
Options include tax abatements to offset the cost, and “mandatory camera installation for nuisance businesses.”
The university is asking Council to create a “Temple Vending District,” ensuring that students have an opportunity to make purchases at the burgeoning food truck scene, but not to the point of choking off pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
Mayor Nutter, Superintendent Hite, dance teams and drum lines from schools, cheerleaders and more than 1,500 graduating high school seniors took part in the event.
As cycling enthusiasts and the curious flock to the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic on Sunday, organizers of this year’s race have switched the lineup.
Members of the Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia, representing about 445 workers, have authorized the union’s executive board, by a vote of 263-15, to begin strike preparations.
The women’s race will be the featured event on Sunday.
On the first Tuesday of every month, through 10 p.m., new riders can walk up to those Indego blue racks, snag a bike, and try it out for $1 for 30-minutes.