Steve Tawa joined KYW Newsradio in 1990, and splits his time between reporting and anchoring.
He likes 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 in 1976 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.
A judge had denied an attempt to remove the publisher of the Philadelphia Inquirer by one faction in the owners’ group struggle at the media company.
Lewis Katz testified that the newspaper’s ownership was structured such that both he and business partner George Norcross had blocking power over the other in case of disagreement.
Lawyers and rival owner factions at the Philadelphia Inquirer return to a City Hall courtroom this morning for more arguments, as a Common Pleas Judge tries to decide who is in charge.
Lawyers for rival owner factions at the Philadelphia Inquirer were making arguments n a Philadelphia courtroom on what they say has been “editorial interference” by the ownership group.
A movie theater company wants to restore the facade of the boarded-up Boyd Theater in Philadelphia to its original 1928 splendor – but demolish the interior – and install an 8-screen complex.
Wynn Resorts has withdrawn its licensing application for a second casino in Philadelphia.
Dozens of non-profit groups that form ‘The Circuit Coalition’ are trying to make the case that the regional trail network is a worthy investment. The just expired Penn Foundation grant funded 40 different projects.
State representative Brendan Boyle has heard that if owner Mondelez International stays, it would consider expanding, and adding even more jobs.
It may sound like science fiction, but Philadelphia City Council is considering whether to regulate 3-D printers because the technology allows do-it-yourselfers to use the devices to manufacture a working firearm.
Consumer complaints about abusive tactics are prompting the government watchdog to look into new rules and regulations.
The latest three polls showed Christie leading Buono by 20, 28, and 36 percentage points.
Bilenky Cycle Works Bina Bilenky, the event director, says more than 100 exhibitors will be showcasing their stuff – including artisan custom-made frames, components, apparel and accessories.
A PGW official says about 40 percent of its eligible customers don’t apply for the program. The reason is unclear.
The federal stimulus package that increased funding for food stamps since the financial collapse in 2009, expired Friday. But Pennsylvania U-S Senator Bob Casey is pushing to extend the increased funding levels for another year.
After squaring off in the boardroom, slinging lawsuits back and forth, and making an offer to buy the other guys out, the dispute between the owners of the Inquirer will remain in Philadelphia.