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.

4-year-old Sani Holmes (credit: CBS)

Murder Charge Dismissed Against Mother In Young Daughter’s Fatal Shooting

A North Philadelphia mother and her boyfriend have been ordered held for trial, although a judge has dismissed a third-degree murder charge against the woman, after her young daughter fatally shot herself in late June.


(Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philly School Of Contemporary Circus Looks To Inspire Tomorrow’s Artists

Philadelphia is becoming home to the nation’s first higher education program in contemporary circus arts.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/30/2016

church fire

Fire Destroys Much Of 100-Year-Old Church In West Philadelphia

Authorities say a large blaze at a West Philadelphia church is now under control.


Penn State Abington Professor P.J. Capelotti (L) and his students unveil the marker at Laurel Hill Cemetery. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

New Graveside Marker Recognizes Explorer From Philadelphia

A famous explorer from these parts is remembered at Laurell Hill Cemetery.


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Former Philly Prosecutor Is Remembered For His Courtroom Presence

A larger than life career prosecutor in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office is being remembered, after his passing.


(Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)

Owner Of Italian Restaurant In Phila. Was Visiting Italian Hometown When Earthquake Struck

Stefano Biasini was visiting his family in the Abruzzo region of Italy, 30-miles south of the devastated villages.


(credit:  Steve Tawa)

Police Chiefs Hold Round Table To Kick Around Ideas On Community Policing

The police chiefs, some in uniform, and some in civilian wear, talked about how to foster a better dialogue.


(credit: Steve Tawa)

North Philly Middle Schoolers Have Outdoor Fun Thanks To Jill Scott Summer Camp

Middle school children from North Philadelphia are getting a fun outdoor experience at Camp Jill Scott, courtesy of the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter.


Kids at ESF Summer Camp performing musical numbers. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Chestnut Hill Summer Campers Pay Tribute To Olympics

The children performed choreographed musical numbers.


(Credit: Steve Tawa)

Phila. DA Picks New Deputy He Has Tackled With In Court And In The Ring

Now that Seth Williams’ longtime 1st Assistant DA is retiring at the end of the year Williams is recruiting criminal defense lawyer Tariq El-Shabazz.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/11/2016

Douglas Humpherys of the Eastman School of Music holds master class with 11-year old Chunyi Wang at the Curtis Institute
(credit: Steve Tawa)

Young Piano Students From Around The World Make Music With Concert Masters

Nearly 20 outstanding pianists from six different countries are studying one-on-one with internationally acclaimed concert masters.


(credit: Gabriela Torres)

Police Release Information On Fatal Kensington Crash That Killed 3-Year-Old

Philadelphia police are releasing more information about a Monday night fatal accident in the Kensington section that may have been caused by excessive speed.


(credit: CBS 3)

2 Injured In Elevator Incident At CJC

The Criminal Justice Center in Center City is being evacuated for some sort of emergency.


Msr. File Photo (Credit: STAN HONDAAFPGetty Images)

Monsignor William Lynn Granted Bail

A judge on Tuesday said Monsignor William Lynn can be released on $250,000 bail.


(credit: Steve Tawa)

Last Center City Record Store Selling New Albums And CDs To Close

It’s time to say R.I.P. to the days of browsing through the bins for new recorded music.




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