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.
The US Department of Veterans Affairs and the Paralyzed Veterans of America present the games each year, open to military vets who use wheelchairs due to spinal cord injuries, amputations, or neurological problems.
Two Philadelphia men are among the first bringing their lawsuits to federal court in Camden.
The groom, Pierre Freeman, has an inoperable brain tumor, diagnosed in 2008.
One parade official says the current parade route has long stretches with few spectators: “There’s nobody there but the policemen directing traffic.”
Penn Environment field organizer Sophie Grueterich says while Philadelphia has set a goal of producing enough solar power for 20,000 homes by 2025, more solar-friendly policies are needed to make it happen.
Dr. Ronald Harty and his team are studying the molecular workings of viruses, aiming to reduce their ability to spread infection.
Funeral services were held Monday for three children killed when a sport utility vehicle that police said had been carjacked by two men plowed into a family selling fruit on a North Philadelphia street corner last month.
GameStop is now requiring its customers in Philadelphia, but not in the suburbs, to provide a fingerprint scan on certain transactions.
City Council President Darrell Clarke and his colleagues are pushing a CSI “to make every neighborhood a community of choice.”
A bipartisan bill to rename Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station in honor of former US congressman Bill Gray has been approved in the House, and now moves to the US Senate for consideration.
Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey is calling on Congress to avoid the equivalent of a government shut down of federally funded highway projects.
“It’s going to be like what you experience at home: these are the highest resolution video boards in the National Football League,” said team president Don Smolenski.
“If people know that their face is going to be shown on KYW or CBS, they’re less likely to assault these drivers,” said the president of the Taxi Workers Alliance.
Philadelphia’s first casino is spreading its bets, breaking ground on an expansion.
The first Wawa store, which opened for business in 1964, in Delaware County, will be closing to make way for a new one, just up the road.