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.

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2017 Manayunk Bike Race Cancelled

There will be no pro cycling race in Philadelphia this year, for only the second time since the original spectacle began in the mid 1980’s.

01/27/2017

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 17:  British Prime Minister Theresa May delivers her keynote speech on Brexit at Lancaster House on January 17, 2017 in London, England.  It is widely expected that she will announce that the UK is to leave the single market.  (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - WPA Pool /Getty Images)

British Prime Minister Meets With Republicans Gathered In Philly

The British Prime Minister began her two-day visit to the U.S. here in Philadelphia, meeting with congressional Republicans during their joint retreat in Center City.

01/26/2017

(File photo:  the scene of the deadly building collapse at 22nd and Market Streets in which six people died.  Credit: CBS3)

High Stakes Drama As Defense Gives Final Closing Argument At Market St. Collapse Civil Trial

The courtroom was jammed to view a clash of legal titans.

01/26/2017

(The demolition site at 2136 Market Street, taken by a concerned passerby the day before the deadly collapse.  The Salvation Army thrift store, in which six people were killed, is at far right.  Photo by Laura Mierson.)

Closing Arguments Begin In Market Street Building Collapse Trial

The jury in the four-and-a-half month long Market Street building collapse civil trial is now hearing two days of closing arguments.

01/24/2017

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Jury In Market Street Building Collapse Civil Trial To Decide If Any Defendants Were Negligent

Following closing arguments by lawyers, beginning tomorrow, the jury this week will decide if any of the defendants was negligent.

01/22/2017

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Hundreds Gather At South Philly Hot Spot For Trump Inauguration

Our sister station, WPHT, held an Inauguration Watch Party in South Philly…

01/20/2017

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‘Sessions’ Confirmation Would Be Dangerous’: Advocates At LGBTQ Conference Voice Opposition To AG Nomination

Attendees at a LGBTQ conference in Philadelphia oppose the nomination of Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General because of what they call his “record of hostility” toward them.

01/18/2017

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Mother Speaks Out After Reward Offered In New Year’s Day Beating Of Soldier In South Philly

The Citizens Crime Commission is posting reward money, hoping to get responses after a 19-year-old, active duty Army soldier was beaten by a group of men in South Philadelphia on New Year’s Day. .

01/17/2017

The Philadelphia Orchestra performs a free concert in the Girard College Chapel. (credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Orchestra Amplifies Dr. King’s Message With Free Concert

In the Girard College Chapel, the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was amplified by the sounds of the Philadelphia Orchestra during its annual free concert.

01/16/2017

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DOJ Release Report on Reform Efforts By the Philadelphia Police Dept.

The Department of Justice has released the findings of its report on reform efforts by the Philadelphia Police Department.

01/13/2017

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Rental Listing Site Reports: Philly Had 2nd Largest Rent Increase In 2016

An apartment rental listing website says Philadelphia renters are paying up for their digs.

01/12/2017

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‘Not Something We Would Have Published’: Unverified Publication About Trump Creates Buzz Among Journalists

BuzzFeed’s decision to publish unverified memos alleging that Russian operatives had compromising personal information on President-elect Trump brings into focus the responsibilities of journalists.

01/11/2017

L-R Upper Darby Police Officer Michael Crispin, Detective Matthew Rowles, Detective Dustin Clark, Superintendent Michael Chitwood. Photo credit: KYW's Steve Tawa

New Upper Darby Police Armor Vests Strong Enough To Protect From Powerful Rifles

The township purchased 137 Armor Express Level IV vests for $37,000.

01/10/2017

Photo of adoptees from Senator Joe Vitale's office. (credit: New Jersey Senate Democrats)

Adult Adoptees In New Jersey Now Have Better Access To Biological Information

With a new law taking effect, adult adoptees in New Jersey will now be able to get answers to nagging questions about their biological connections.

01/09/2017

A Philadelphia police officer examines the car in which Philippe Holland was shot and severely wounded by undercover Philadelphia police during a confusing confrontation that escalated. (Credit: CBS-3)

City Announces $4.4M Settlement In 2014 Accidental Shooting Of Food Delivery Man

Philippe Holland was shot a number of times by plainclothes police officers in 2014.

01/06/2017

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