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.
The Philadelphia Zoo and ten colleges and universities are making an investment in students from poor neighborhoods, by developing a $1 million scholarship fund over the next 10 years.
No large metro areas have it, but cities like Philadelphia have flirted with the idea.
Mayor Nutter welcomed his colleagues to the two-day summit on how to use technology in government.
Psychologist Dr. Sue Cornbluth, a Temple University professor, say the unexpected tragedy in central Oklahoma is difficult to comprehend, even for adults.
Four large and original mosaic pieces have been resurrected from the dust bin, and now greet visitors in the Broad Street atrium of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Transportation workers have the highest obesity rate, at more than 36 percent, followed by manufacturing and production workers at 30 percent.
SEPTA Safety Director Scott Sauer says another alert passenger hit the emergency call button less than 20-seconds after the child’s fall.
Philadelphia City Council will take up a bill later this month to regulate tanning salons, now that it’s been approved in committee.
Septa said it will not increase paratransit fares, and is slightly scaling back the increases on weekly and monthly passes.
Dinner was by Drexel last night, guided by the regular kitchen staff, at one of Philadelphia’s most famous French restaurants on Walnut Street in Center City.
Jurors, who deliberated for two-weeks, had come back late Monday morning with word that they were hung on two charges, but returned 4 hours later with the verdicts.
When 61-year-old Phillippe Jeannard boarded the plane, he wore a white Air France shirt and black leather jacket with epaulets on the shoulders. He had just arrived in Philadelphia from France on another flight.
Jurors want to revisit the testimony of Lynda Williams, one of four former clinic workers who pleaded guilty to third-degree murder charges.
Lawyers in the case had an in-chambers conversation with Judge Jeffrey Minehart about TV crews taking pictures of jurors, apparently inadvertently, as they left the Criminal Justice Center on Monday.
The jury hearing the three-month long federal murder trial of a Philadelphia drug kingpin has begun deliberations.
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