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.
Councilman David Oh says the city is owed more than $500 million in delinquent property taxes, and he wants to stop the bleeding.
When city-run playgrounds and recreation centers want to put up the ‘keep out’ sign during the off-hours, they are turning to an electronic device known as ‘The Mosquito’ to shoo potential young vandals away.
Councilman James Kenney is an avid visitor to Penn’s Landing, but he had difficulty squaring the Nutter Administration’s $8-million in planned improvements on the waterfront, compared to just over $3-million in capital money this year to fix up fire stations.
Five portraits of clerics by Thomas Eakins were taken down last Friday and are now in the hands of Christie’s auction house.
The new, $18-million facility will go up on the lawn and parking lot next to the current building.
Philadelphia’s most influential politicians, labor leaders, and others held a strategy session at the Union League, as city Democrats make their pitch to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
Philadelphia FBI special agent Kevin Lewis, an agent since 1996, had been consumed by the bloody multiple-murder case for 14 years.
Realtors at the New Jersey shore say folks hunkered down during all of those winter storms surfed the internet, to make sure they could dip their toes in the water, this summer.
New Jersey politicians are confident that legalized sports betting would be a major score for Atlantic City, if they get a favorable ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court.
Many fans on campus, like Clint, think the team has really come together down the stretch.
A half-dozen bands, many of them local, are headlined this year as Penn’s Landing hosts a jam-packed day of music this Memorial Day weekend.
The Philadelphia Historical Commission has approved a developer’s ‘hardship’ request to tear down most of the interior of the historic Boyd Theater, near 19th and Chestnut Streets, to redevelop it.
The TWU represents 5,200 workers in SEPTA’s City Division, including bus, subway, and trolley operators. Its members say they do not plan to strike, but SEPTA has a contingency plan in effect nonetheless.
A former decorated Philadelphia police officer caught up in trouble wants to withdraw a guilty plea that would have resulted in more serious charges against him withdrawn.
Councilman James Kenney notes that there were 4,200 arrests last year in Philadelphia involving people with small amounts of pot.