Steve 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.
A North Philadelphia mother and her boyfriend have been ordered held for trial, although a judge has dismissed a third-degree murder charge against the woman, after her young daughter fatally shot herself in late June.
Philadelphia is becoming home to the nation’s first higher education program in contemporary circus arts.
Authorities say a large blaze at a West Philadelphia church is now under control.
A famous explorer from these parts is remembered at Laurell Hill Cemetery.
A larger than life career prosecutor in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office is being remembered, after his passing.
Stefano Biasini was visiting his family in the Abruzzo region of Italy, 30-miles south of the devastated villages.
The police chiefs, some in uniform, and some in civilian wear, talked about how to foster a better dialogue.
Middle school children from North Philadelphia are getting a fun outdoor experience at Camp Jill Scott, courtesy of the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter.
The children performed choreographed musical numbers.
Now that Seth Williams’ longtime 1st Assistant DA is retiring at the end of the year Williams is recruiting criminal defense lawyer Tariq El-Shabazz.
Nearly 20 outstanding pianists from six different countries are studying one-on-one with internationally acclaimed concert masters.
Philadelphia police are releasing more information about a Monday night fatal accident in the Kensington section that may have been caused by excessive speed.
The Criminal Justice Center in Center City is being evacuated for some sort of emergency.
A judge on Tuesday said Monsignor William Lynn can be released on $250,000 bail.
It’s time to say R.I.P. to the days of browsing through the bins for new recorded music.