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Steve Tawa

Steve TawaSteve 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.

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U.S. Army Band Marches Into Philadelphia This Weekend

The U.S. Army Band returns to Philadelphia Saturday for a free concert.

07/03/2014

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NJ Woman Sues Former Employer Over Rush Hour Anxiety

A Berlin, New Jersey woman is suing Fulton Financial Corporation for firing her after she sought to change her hours at the bank to avoid rush hour traffic.

07/02/2014

A Hobby Lobby store is seen on June 30, 2014 in Plantation, Florida. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

How Hobby Lobby Ruling Could Impact Catholic Nonprofits

The nation’s largest Catholic civil rights organization says the ruling may provide the tipping point in “rethinking the Affordable Care Act.”

07/01/2014

A Hobby Lobby store is seen on June 30, 2014 in Plantation, Florida. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Local Groups React To Supreme Court Ruling In Hobby Lobby Case

Groups on both sides of the issue were speaking out Monday after the Supreme Court ruled that Christian owners of closely held companies do not have to comply with the birth control mandate in the Affordable Care Act.

06/30/2014

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‘Pictures Of Hope’ Empowers Homeless Children In North Philadelphia

An award-winning photographer who works the Red Carpet to capture famous personalities at the Academy Awards is bringing her “Pictures of Hope” program into focus for homeless children in Philadelphia.

06/27/2014

(Councilman Bobby Henon grabs some sports gear at a distribution point set up in Northern Liberties.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

City’s ‘Philly Play’ Summer Sports Program Gets Underway

The program, started last year by Councilman Bobby Henon, is being expanded to ten targeted recreation centers, one in each councilmanic district.

06/25/2014

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Senior Citizens Create Mosaic Tile Mural In Jenkintown

Murals are a big part of the landscape in Philadelphia, often involving young people – but in Jenkintown, some older folks did the creating at the Abington Art Center.

06/25/2014

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Presidential Board Hearings In Septa Regional Rails’ Labor Dispute Continue Today

Three members of the panel are on a 30-day mission to hear testimony from locomotive engineers and electrical workers, as well as SEPTA labor relations staff, and deliver a report with recommendations to the President by July 14th.

06/24/2014

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Presidential Board Begins Hearing Septa Regional Rails’ Labor Dispute

After four years of stalled contract negotiations, the clock is ticking again, but the next inflection point may be a month from now.

06/23/2014

(Former Septa bus driver Greg Mielke was reunited with one of his former buses as Septa celebrated its 50th anniversary.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Septa Trots Out Its Old Look To Mark Its 50th Anniversary

Septa worker Greg Mielke checked out bus #6569, an eight-cylinder bus from 1974, which he used to drive.

06/19/2014

(Gerry Lenfest, on the day he and Lewis Katz bought out former partner George Norcross in a closed auction.  Photo by CBS-3)

Lenfest Now Sole Owner of Philadelphia’s Two Daily Newspapers

Lenfest says he respects Drew Katz’s decision to sell the Katz family interest in the company just 18 days after the sudden loss of his father, Lewis.

06/18/2014

A Broad Street subway train. (Credit: John Ostapkovich)

With Regional Rail Strike On Hold, Talks With SEPTA City Division Unions Barely Moving

The last face to face negotiations between SEPTA and Transport Workers Local 234 was April 6th in attempts to reach a deal on a two-year contract.

06/17/2014

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Mayor Nutter Meets With Local Tech Companies And Entrepreneurs

City officials and the young companies they checked out agree that Philadelphia has emerged as a ‘start-up hub.’

06/15/2014

(File photo: Mayor Nutter speaks with reporters outside his office at Philadelphia City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Watching Septa Rail Strike Situation Hopefully

The mayor has no direct role in the labor dispute, but he says his people are monitoring developments.

06/13/2014

Taxi cabs lined up outside 30th Street Station. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

PPA Takes Stab At Uber With New Smartphone Payment Technology

The mobile app enables you to pay for taxi rides with a tap of your smartphone. The PPA and the vendor, VeriFone Systems, the maker of Way2Ride, also are working on the technology and logistics of using the app to hail a cab.

06/13/2014

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