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.

Major Cuts To Medicaid Could Hurt Special Ed Services In Schools

Major Cuts To Medicaid Could Hurt Special Ed Services In Schools

With all of the sweeping health care changes under consideration by Senate Republicans, now meeting behind closed doors, critics say it would put school children who receive special ed services in harm’s way.


School Children Help Dedicate Newly Constructed Playground At Penn Treaty Park

City officials, neighbors and school children gathered on the banks of the Delaware River Wednesday to celebrate a $576,000 newly constructed playground at Penn Treaty Park.


CHOP’s Pediatric ICU Celebrates Half-Century Milestone

A golden anniversary at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as it’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is marking their 50th year. 

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/13/2017

Budget Deficit Forces Layoffs, Cost Cuts At National Museum of American Jewish History

The National Museum of American Jewish History, which opened with great fanfare in 2010 at 5th and Market Streets, is laying off workers and cutting its hours because of a $1.8 million budget deficit.


MontCo Resident Asks Judge To Stop Tax Increase

A Gladwyne resident and well known aviation attorney is asking a Montgomery County judge for an injunction to prevent the Lower Merion School District from moving on a tax increase for the new fiscal year.


Mann Center, Franklin Institute Gives Students Closer Look At The Stars

Music and astronomy created an out-of-this-world experience for hundreds of young Philadelphia students at the Franklin Institute’s Fels Planetarium.


Feretti Family Suing After 2016 Philly Police-Involved Shooting

The family of a Philadelphia chef says police shot and killed him while he was looking for a parking spot.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/06/2017

Philly Condo Developer Has His Eyes Set On Society Hill Next, Despite Potential Push Back

Developer behind two successful, high-end residential towers wants to do a third high-rise condo project, and it’s in the heart of Society Hill.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/04/2017

A Look At The Philly Shipyard Apprenticeship Academy

At the southern tip of the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia, an Apprenticeship Training Academy is developing the next-generation of skilled shipyard workers and leaders.


Rutgers Scientists: Sweeping Implications If Trump Pulls Out Of Paris Climate Agreement

Experts at the Rutgers Climate Institute in New Brunswick say if President Trump follows through on an exit from the Paris climate agreement, the U.S. will tarnish its standing in the world community.


Lankenau Medical Center Expansion Breaks Ground In Wynnewood

The expansion will be constructed next to the current emergency department, and will triple the size of the existing space.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/30/2017

Cherry Hill Honors Fallen Heroes At Memorial Day Ceremony

This year’s ceremony focused on hometown heroes killed in action since World War II.


Bottle Cap Creator Crown Holdings Plans To Move HQ Out Of Philly

The 125-year-old company, formerly known as Crown Cork & Seal, plans to lease back the building on 40 acres of land

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/26/2017

Ed Rendell

State House Appropriations Committee Investigating DNC Funds

State Representative Stan Saylor, chairman of the Appropriations Committee, expects Ed Rendell to answer questions about how the leftover funds were spent.


‘People Need To Go To Jail’: Nat’l Security Expert Reacts To Leaks Of Investigation Into Manchester Attack

President Trump is condemning leaks of the investigation into the Manchester Arena attack to the U.S. media, calling them “deeply troubling.”


Cooper University Health Care Names Building In Honor Of Its Former Leader

3 Cooper Plaza is now the Sheridan Pavilion.


Revolutionary Street Art Exhibit Pops Up Across Philly’s Historic District

The Revolutionary-themed art exhibit is curated by Conrad Benner, the founder of a blog devoted to photographs of Philly’s street-art scene

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/23/2017

Drexel, CCP Sign Dual Admissions Transfer Partnership

Drexel University and Community College of Philadelphia are hooking up. Both institutions are signing a dual admissions agreement for more seamless transfers.


Priest’s Defense Lawyer Back In Court For Possible Gag Order Violation

Lawyers were back in court for a hearing on whether his defense lawyer violated the judge’s gag order.


Former Inquirer TV Columnist: Ailes Is ‘A Classic Tale Of A Tragic Hero’

His admirers, and even his critics, agree that Roger Ailes dramatically changed the media landscape, with Fox News, back in 1996.


Philly Program Aims To Help Low, Middle-Income Residents With Home Repairs

To help keep people in their homes, and prevent neighborhoods from falling into decline, a housing preservation program is ramping up in Philadelphia.


Pharmaceutical Convention Meets In Philly To Search For Next Big Thing

CPhl North America is bringing together 12,000 attendees that represent the entire pharma eco-system to the Philadelphia Convention Center.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/16/2017

City High School Recognizes James Beard Award Recipients With Mayor Kenney

Some of the area’s best chefs who recently got some much deserved national attention are back in their kitchens, but they did take a time-out to savor their awards, with Mayor Kenney

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/15/2017

DNC Workers File Lawsuit For Fair Pay

Dozens of people who worked in the field elsewhere in the country for Democrats feel shortchanged and are now part of a class action federal lawsuit.


Ground Broken For New West Philly Community Center

The Mill Creek neighborhood in West Philadelphia is gaining a new community center and park, named after one of the giants who represented the area.


Gov. Wolf Focused On Medical Marijuana Over Recreational, For Now

Governor Wolf is not ready to jump on the cannabis bandwagon, even though Pennsylvania voters are warming to the idea of legalizing marijuana.


More Locations Have Drug Take-Back Boxes For Unwanted Meds In Medicine Cabinet

All 16 Philadelphia Police Districts, among other locations, also have drug take-back boxes to dispose of medications.


High School Students Take Part In Union League’s ‘Good Citizen Day’

Nearly 300 area high school juniors took part in a day-long program at the Union League, and City Hall, for spirited discussions on the Constitution.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/10/2017

City Honors Vets, Including Last Philadelphian To Survive Pearl Harbor

Veterans gathered to pay tribute to all of those who served, and get them services from dozens of providers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/09/2017

Campbell Soup Company Wraps Up WeeK-Long Volunteer Effort At Food Bank Of South Jersey

The Camden-based Campbell Soup Company wrapped up its annual “Make A Difference Week” with its top executive among the volunteers at the Food Bank of South Jersey in Pennsauken.




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