Steve 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.
Congressman Chaka Fattah has sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan announcing he’s resigning immediately.
Many are learning from the experience, even though Philadelphia wasn’t among the first to launch such a program.
Fattah’s conviction means that he cannot vote in committee or on the floor of the House.
After day-long deliberations on Monday, the panel will return to work in the Tuesday morning.
There was an apparent problem in the jury room during the first full day of deliberations.
Graduating Cheltenham Township high school seniors, looking forward to their next journey, took a step into their past with great excitement.
Jurors who reported to duty way back during the first week in May for the political corruption trial of Chaka Fattah will get lengthy instructions on points of law from the judge Wednesday, after which they will begin their deliberations.
The defense spent much of Tuesday wrapping up two days’ worth of wall-to-wall closing arguments at the racketeering conspiracy trial of Congressman Chaka Fattah and four others.
Federal prosecutors and defense lawyers are having their final say at the racketeering conspiracy trial of Congressman Chaka Fattah.
When the political corruption trial of Philadelphia Congressman Chaka Fattah began in mid-May, it was thought the case would last at least eight weeks.
Janet Yellen expects interest rates to “gradually increase,” but she did not specify a timetable.
The Philadelphia Fire Department is on a campaign to encourage folks to hold off making Emergency Medical Services 9-1-1 calls, when they have non-medical issues.
Verified Volunteers, which handled the Pope’s recent visit, was selected through a competitive bidding process.
The School District of Philadelphia is getting better first aid kits
The defense is now putting on its case, including calling character witnesses on behalf of Congressman Chaka Fattah, now entering the fourth week of his racketeering conspiracy trial.