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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Bernie Delegates Contemplate Convention Disruption

A large chunk of Bernie Sanders delegates may have inside seats at the DNC on a sweltering day, but they feel left out in the cold.


Before the delegates storm the Wells Fargo Center on Monday, Local residents got to see the stage. Photo credit: KYW's Steve Tawa

Local Residents Get A Sneak Peek Of DNC Stage At Open House

As the DNC anticipates the arrival of delegates in Philadelphia next week, why not hold an open house for the locals?


Senator Toomey chatting with Philadelphia Sheriff Jewell Williams.
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US Senator Pat Toomey Still Not Ready To Endorse Trump

He is not yet warming to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.


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Coalition Of Protest Groups Promises To ‘Influence Outcome’ Of DNC

A coalition of protest groups gathered at Arch Street Methodist Church on Broad Street, near City Hall, on Wednesday to talk about their strategy for DNC-related events next week in Philadelphia.


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SEPTA To Replace, Not Repair Equalizer Beams On Silverliner V Rail Cars

The update came at a hearing called by state lawmakers getting constituent complaints about delays and overcrowded trains.


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Philadelphia Fire Dept. Pushes New Recruitment Campaign

The Fire Commissioner is looking for a few good men and women and has started an aggressive recruitment campaign to find them.


Leslie Odom Jr. reading the Declaration of Independence as part of Philadelphia's 4th of July celebrations.
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Leslie Odom Jr. Visits Philadelphia City Council Chambers

Broadway star, actor, and singer Leslie Odom Jr. played to another packed house this past week.


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West Philly Police District Hosts Youth Block Party

A police district in West Philadelphia held a “youth block party” on Friday, drawing children to its parking lot at 56th and Pine Streets, for food, treats, music, dancing and fun.


(A Septa Regional Rail express train crosses a road near a station.  File photo by KYW's Jim Melwert)

Transport Workers Union Defends Craftmanship On Cracked SEPTA Rail Cars

The union representing workers who assembled the now out-of-service SEPTA rail cars at a South Philadelphia manufacturing facility believes the cracked beams were defective, and not reflective of their work.


"Pupi" Legarreta, on violin on the left. Photo credit: KYW's Steve Tawa

Siempre Salsa Philly Week Kicks Off, Bringing Latin Culture To The Dance Floor

This year’s Siempre Salsa Philly Week serves up an introduction to salsa music, the artists who create it, and the neighborhoods in which it is a staple – in night clubs, bars, restaurants, and outdoor festivals.


Presidential Conventions exhibit at PHL (credit: Steve Tawa)

Presidential Conventions Exhibit Unveiled At Philly Airport Ahead Of DNC

The exhibit chronicles the 12 presidential conventions Philadelphia has hosted, beginning in 1848 to the upcoming DNC in July.


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A Sight To See: Phila. Gets Dressed Up For The DNC

You’ll be seeing banners go up all around town carrying a welcome message for the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/29/2016

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 20: A police officer stands in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building June 20, 2016 in Washington, DC. The high court still has four decisions to hand down before their summer break next week.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

SCOTUS Ruling On Corruption Cases Raises Local Questions About Chaka Fattah Case

Herbert Vederman, one of Fattah’s co-defendants, was convicted on several charges, including bribery, for giving Fattah money in exchange for Fattah’s support in seeking appointment to an ambassadorship.


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Bensalem-Based Company Has New Test That Helps Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Atlantic Diagnostic Laboratories calls it PolypDx, which could save lives and reduce treatment costs.


Congressman Chaka Fattah

Taxpayer Group Says Fattah Should Lose Pension

Chaka Fattah, the once powerful Philadelphia congressman, resigned in disgrace last week after his racketeering conviction.




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