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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DNC Host Committee Gives Big Donation To Help Philly School Children Read

DNC organizers are helping thousands of Philadelphia school children open up new books.

12/19/2016

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Cradles To Crayons Receives $20K Donation To Help Children In Need

To help Cradles to Crayons’ Gear Up for Winter program, Bank of America Philadelphia presented a $20,000 check on Wednesday.

12/14/2016

(L-R) Philadelphia Republican Party Chairman Joe DeFelice, Pa GOP Chairman Rob Gleason, General Counsel State Republican Party Lawrence Tabas. (credit: Steve Tawa)

PA Republicans Reflect On Trump Victory

One of the highest-profile Republicans in Pennsylvania visited GOP headquarters along Cottman Avenue, in Northeast Philadelphia, to reflect on the Donald Trump win.

12/13/2016

A last gasp legal push by the recount team for Green Party candidate Jill Stein is played out in a federal courtroom in Philadelphia. Photo of voters on Election Day. (Photo credit: CBS3)

Green Party Candidate Jill Stein Petitions For PA Recount, Days Before Federal Deadline

Jill Stein’s lawyers asked a federal court judge for not only a hand recount of paper ballots statewide, but a forensic analysis of touchscreen voting machines, to analyze the software the devices use.

12/09/2016

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Philadelphia Welcomes British Diplomat

Mayor Kenney and the city of Philadelphia rolled out the red carpet for a British diplomat at the Ritz-Carlton.

12/08/2016

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Officer Hartnett Receives Valor Award

More than 40 Philadelphia police officers received special awards for their actions – on and off-duty – at a Commendation Ceremony Wednesday that included honors for valor, bravery and heroism.

12/07/2016

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Green Party Lawyers Push For Audit Of Philadelphia Voting Machines

Green Party backed lawyers, who are gambling on an emergency hearing on Friday before a federal court judge on their effort for a statewide recount in Pennsylvania, played out their hand at the local level, before a Common Pleas Court Judge.

12/06/2016

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Green Party Campaign Wants Judge To Order Recount, Forensic Audit Of PA Voting Machines

Counsel for Jill Stein want a federal court judge to call for an immediate recount of paper ballots in optical scan counties

12/05/2016

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Philadelphia Election Officials Recounting Some Presidential Ballots

This at the request of voters who supported Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

12/02/2016

Michael Coard outside a PPA office addressing people walking by. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philly Lawyer Beats PPA Ticket, Feels Other Drivers Are ‘Victimized’ Too

His fight with the Philadelphia Parking Authority is not over yet.

12/01/2016

Center City Building Collapse File Photo (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

At Market Street Building Collapse Civil Trial: Enter Former Chief Justice Castille

Retired Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ron Castille’s brief appearance at the Market Street building collapse civil trial became the subject of debate in the courtroom, without the jury present.

11/30/2016

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Entrepreneur Conference Focuses On Networking With Venture Capital Community

A two day conference is underway in Philadelphia that hooks up entrepreneurs with the venture capital community, looking to grow through disruptive technology.

11/29/2016

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Sweeney: Hiring 20 New Judges In NJ Will Reduce Prison Time For Defendants Unable To Afford Bail

New Jersey will implement bail system reforms in January that supporters say will “promote racial justice,” in part, by hiring more judges.

11/28/2016

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41st Bridge Reopens After More Than 20 Years Of Detours

On the Belmont side, outside Second Antioch Baptist Church, folks rejoiced.

11/23/2016

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Phila. Police Officer Charged With Attempted Murder After Allegedly Shooting Son

According to DA Williams, the officer allegedly shot his son following a confrontation inside of their residence.

11/22/2016

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