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.

"Indego" bikes lined up. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philly Bike-Share Program Hits Major Milestone

A million rides, and counting. Philadelphia’s Bike-Share system has reached the double-comma trip milestone more quickly than many anticipated.


Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Korean, Vietnam War Veterans Gather At Penn’s Landing

Veterans from the Korean and Vietnam Wars gathered Friday at adjacent memorials.


(credit: Steve Tawa)

Historical Commission Defers Action On Two Jeweler’s Row Buildings

The Philadelphia Historical Commission has ‘tabled’ a proposal to list two Jeweler’s Row buildings on the city’s Register of Historic Places.


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Mayor Kenney After Trump Victory: ‘Take Your Time To Mourn’

Many top City of Philadelphia officials threw their efforts into the Hillary Clinton campaign and are now reacting to a bitter loss.


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TWU Members Relieved Strike Is Over

Transport Workers Union Local 234 members now returning to work say they felt some of the same frustrations as stranded passengers.


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SEPTA To Possibly File Injunction Against Striking Workers

While there is no obvious movement in the Transport Workers Union talks with Septa, the transit agency could have its lawyers in another venue – a court setting.


Pa Attorney General Bruce Beemer (left) and Pa Auditor General Eugene DePasquale. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Auditors Delve Into PPA Books After Sexual Harassment Complaints

The audit will look into how the PPA deals with sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace.


(credit: Steve Tawa)

Tiffany Trump Campaigns For Dad In Philly

“My dad doesn’t make empty promises. He acts on them and delivers.”


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Trump, Pence Pledge To Repeal And Replace Obamacare

Trump says if elected he would get the Affordable Care Act repealed and replace it.


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Toomey: ‘McGinty So Devoted To Clinton, She Has Own Email Scandal’

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey made a campaign stop at the Court Diner in Media, Delaware County on Monday where he quickly turned his attention to his Democratic challenger, Katie McGinty.


Deadly train derailment in Philadelphia on May 12, 2015. (credit: CBS)

Judge Approves ‘Historic’ $265M Settlement In 2015 Amtrak Derailment

Lawyers involved in the Amtrak 188 litigation believe it’s the largest payout of its kind in the US.


(credit: Steve Tawa)

More Supermarkets Across Pennsylvania Uncork Wine-To-Go Sales

One of the first supermarkets to toast the start of wine-to-go sales in Pennsylvania is popping the corks for another at the Wegmans in King of Prussia.


(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.)

Market Street Collapse: Defense Lawyers Attack Credibility Of Industry Expert

Now in its 6th week, the case is expected to take a break later this week, and resume in mid-November.


Center City Building Collapse File Photo (credit: Tim Jimenez/KYW)

Testimony Continues In Market Street Building Collapse Civil Trial

The elderly owner of the buildings being demolished next to the deadly 2013 Salvation Army Thrift store collapse returned to the witness stand Monday afternoon.


704, 706-708 Sansom Street (Credit: Steve Tawa)

City Agency May Block Demolition Of 2 Old Jewelers’ Row Buildings

Toll Brothers wants to replace a total of five buildings along Sansom Street.




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