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.

Lansdale Man Accused Of Using Identity Of Deceased Baby For Decades

The mother of an infant who died in Fort Worth, Texas 45-years ago says they were “surprised and suspicious” that someone had assumed his name for more than 20 years.


Dr. Oz Visits Conrail Railroad Tracks To Highlight Nation’s Drug Epidemic

The stretch of tracks from the Fairhill section of Philadelphia to Kensington is known as “Camp Heroin.”


Environmentalists Say Trump’s Budget Cuts Will Make Philly Air Even Worse

Philadelphians breathe the second smoggiest air in Northeast, according to the latest data released by the advocacy group, PennEnvironment.


Philadelphia Kicks Off 20th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

Look around this week, and those cherry blossoms in Philadelphia are tell-tale signs of spring.


PA Expected To Receive More Than $30M In Volkswagen’s Emissions Settlement

Pennsylvania will receive a more than $30 million portion of a settlement with Volkswagen addressing environmental harm caused by the automaker’s emissions device on their diesel vehicles.


Volkswagen Pays Millions For Using Software In Its Diesel Vehicles To Beat Strict Emissions Tests

It’s part of a $157 million settlement agreement between the automaker and the Attorneys General of 10 states, including Pennsylvania.


NAACP Leaders Pushing For Laundromat Owner To Be Charged For Shooting Alleged Robber

Surveillance video shows the foot chase, and the trail of bills scattered in the air and on the sidewalk scooped up by bystanders.


Philly Tennis Great Denied Historical Marker At Germantown Cricket Club

Bill Tilden, who dominated any tennis court he set foot on in the 1920’s, will not get a plaque on his home court at Germantown Cricket Club.


Phila. Judge Says Fewer Accusers To Testify If Msgr. Lynn Retried

Monsignor Lynn has already served 33-months of a three-to-six-year sentence.


Lincoln High School Students Get Inspiring Visit From Judge Midge Rendell

The former First Lady when Ed Rendell was mayor and governor told the students they should look to do something that “feeds their passion.”


SEPTA Looking To Buy Dozens Of New Rail Cars From Chinese Manufacturer

SEPTA staff recommends acquiring 45 bi-level coaches from CRRC, a subsidiary of a Chinese manufacturer, based on “technical rating and pricing.”


Bach In The Subways, Serenade Philly Commuters To Honor Master Composer

Commuters at two big SEPTA hubs were serenaded, in honor of one of classical music’s most revered figures, on his 332nd birthday!


PA Debates Proposed Per Resident Fee For Small Towns Without Police Forces

The Chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee said about 80 percent of taxpayers in the Commonwealth pay for local police forces.


Mayor Kenney Addresses Construction Site Issues In Q&A Session

Mayor Kenney held a wide-ranging question-and-answer session with small business people and entrepreneurs about the beverage tax, the budget, immigration, and President Donald Trump.


Consumer Groups: Student Loan Industry Getting Richer, While Defaults Pile Up

A Washington-based non-profit advocacy group says while the economy is improving, student loan borrowers are struggling.


SEPTA Working To Restore Normal Service Following Winter Storm

SEPTA is hoping for a return to full service for the Wednesday morning commute after the big service impact, due to the changing precipitation.


Philadelphia Flower Show: Get Out Of The Snow, Come Smell the Tulips

Before the snow takes center stage, some visitors moved up their trips to the Philadelphia Flower Show to smell the tulips.


Gov. Wolf Criticizes Proposed ACA Replacement

If Congress goes along with a House Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act, Governor Wolf says thousands of Pennsylvanians could lose healthcare coverage.


Independence Visitor Center Undergoing Renovations

Without closing its doors to the public, one of the most visited spots in Philadelphia is getting a renovation job intended to make everyone’s experience better.


Foundation Says PennDOT Is Funding An ‘Overtly Christian Bridge’ On Villanova Campus

The foundation wrote to PennDOT, asking it to either remove the crosses from the proposed bridge or withdraw its funding.


PECO Works To Restore Power To Thousands After Substation Fire

About 3,000 customers remained without power Wednesday, one day after a fire tore through its substation in the Nicetown-Tioga section of Philadelphia.


‘Tuesdays With Toomey’ Protesters Follow Senator To His New Office In Old City

Protesters have migrated to the sidewalk outside Senator Pat Toomey’s new district office at 2nd and Chestnut Streets.


NJ Politicians Show Support In Cherry Hill After Recent JCC Threats

Cherry Hill Mayor Chuck Cahn welcomed the show of support saying, “We sent a message that ‘hate has no home in Cherry Hill.'”


Paulsboro Marine Terminal Welcomes First Shipment In 50 Years

Sweeney said it’s a state of the art facility.


Madeleine Albright, Stephen Hadley Speak With Students On Trump

A former top diplomat for President Bill Clinton, and a former senior aide for President George W. Bush gave their bi-partisan takes on President Trump, and the situation in the Mideast, during a discussion with Philadelphia high school students.


Philadelphia’s Vision Zero: Making Streets Safer For Pedestrians, Bicyclists And Motorists

The aim of Vision Zero in Philadelphia is to lay out proven strategies to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2030, through education, engineering and enforcement.


Local Religious Leaders Stand Together Following Jewish Cemetery Vandalism

Nearly 200 Interfaith leaders from several religions gathered at the Lutheran Seminary in the Germantown section of Philadelphia to stand in solidarity.


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Mayor Kenney Teams With Legal Community To Fight Trump Immigration Laws

Mayor Kenney and some of Philadelphia’s most prominent legal minds gathered in Center City as part of a new alliance called Take Action Philly, or TAP.


Department Of Revenue Holds ‘Taxpayer Appreciation Day’

The Philadelphia Department of Revenue held a Taxpayer Appreciation Day on Friday at the Municipal Services Building.


Humanitarian Addresses Philly High School About Risks Facing Mexican Workers

An international humanitarian aid worker spoke to students at Hallahan Girl’s High School about how Catholic Relief Services is helping to improve the quality of life of the most at-risk people in Mexico.




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