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.

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Former Philadelphia Police Officers On Trial For 2013 Assault

Two former Philadelphia police officers accused of the 2013 videotaped beating of a man have both taken the stand, telling jurors they believed that they were fighting an “armed and dangerous man.”

04/07/2016

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Judge Forced To Replace Juror During Deliberations In Retrial Of Man Accused Of Killing Two Sons In Rowhome Fire

A problem juror, said to have emotional issues, was abruptly discharged from the panel in day five of deliberations in the murder and arson retrial of the man accused of killing his two sons in a 1985 Oxford Circle rowhome fire.

04/06/2016

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Jury Tells Phila. Judge It Is Stuck As It Deliberates Murder/Arson Retrial

In the third day of deliberations the jury foreman note to the judge was short and to the point: ‘We are stuck and there is no movement.’

04/05/2016

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Jury In Retrial Of Man Accused Of Killing Two Sons In Rowhome Fire Asks More Questions On Key Testimony

During its second full day of deliberations, a jury popped another question in the murder/arson retrial of Daniel Dougherty. He’s accused of setting an Oxford Circle rowhome fire that killed his two young sons in 1985.

04/04/2016

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Jury In Murder/Arson Retrial Asks For Reread Of Testimony Of Defense Witness But Judge Declines

A jury in its second full day of deliberations pops another question in the murder/arson retrial of Daniel Dougherty.

04/04/2016

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Jury Deliberating Retrial Of Man Accused Of Murder And Arson Has An Issue While Talking It Over

The Philadelphia jury deliberating the murder and arson retrial of the man accused of killing his two little boys in a rowhome fire decades ago, returns to work Monday morning.

04/03/2016

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Jury Begins Deliberation In Retrial Of Man Convicted In Arson Deaths Of His Two Children

Jury deliberations will resume Friday morning in the murder and arson retrial of 56-year-old Daniel Dougherty. He’s accused of killing his two sons in an Oxford Circle rowhome fire decades ago.

03/31/2016

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Closing Arguments Set To Begin In Retrial Of Man Convicted In Arson Deaths Of His Two Children

Closing arguments are set to begin Thursday morning in the murder and arson retrial of a man accused of killing his two young sons in a 1985 Oxford Circle rowhome fire.

03/30/2016

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Fire Investigator Disputes Official Report In Retrial Of Man Convicted In Arson Deaths Of His Two Children

A nationally recognized fire investigator, hired by defendant Daniel Dougherty’s defense team, has told jurors at Dougherty’s murder retrial that the deadly fire in his home decades ago was not arson.

03/29/2016

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Forensics Expert Testifies In Retrial Of Man Convicted In Arson Deaths Of His Two Children

A fire expert in private practice has testified about his forensics analysis of an Oxford Circle rowhome fire 31-years ago that killed two young brothers, ages three and four.

03/28/2016

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Serving Lamb For Easter? Local Butcher Offers Shopping, Preparation Tips

If you gave up meat for Lent, the Easter dinner might well include a big lamb feast.

03/25/2016

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Ice Cube Chills In Philly, Drops Off A Check To Help Students Read

Cube says their $5,000 donation to the “Right Books” campaign will help K-through-3rd graders get the resources they need to read at grade level by the fourth grade.

03/24/2016

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Emotional Testimony From Ex-Wife In Retrial Of Man Convicted In Arson Deaths Of His Two Children

The ex-wife of the Philadelphia man accused of torching a home, killing their two young sons, recalled the horror of that night, 31-years ago, during the retrial on Wednesday.

03/23/2016

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Former SEPTA Tranist Officer On Trial For 2013 Argument

A fired SEPTA transit officer, who got into a Christmas morning argument in 2013 with a woman about cutting in line while both were getting coffee, is now on trial. He faces assault, retaliation and intimidation charges.

03/23/2016

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Dashing Defendant Results In Criminal Justice Center Lockdown

For about 20 minutes Tuesday afternoon, the routine of court hearings at the Criminal Justice Center abruptly stopped as it went into lockdown, when a defendant became a “runner.”

03/22/2016

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