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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.

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Chaka Fattah Jr. Found Guilty On 22 Counts In Fraud Trial

In its second full day of deliberations, a Philadelphia jury has found Chaka Fattah Jr. guilty on all but one of the 23 counts spelled out in the federal indictment, at his bank and tax fraud trial.


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Jury Hears Replay Of FBI Tapes, Begins Deliberating In Fattah Jr. Trial

They’ll return to talking it over Thursday.


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Jurors Hear Closing Arguments In Chaka Fattah Jr. Fraud Trial

A federal court jury heard day-long closing arguments, and deliberated for about a half hour in the Chaka Fattah Jr. bank and tax fraud trial.


Chaka Fattah Jr. speaking with reporters. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Jurors To Hear Closing Arguments In Chaka Fattah Jr. Fraud Trial

The jury is expected to hear closing arguments later today.



Former Mayor Street Follows Ed Rendell On Witness Stand At Fraud Trial Of Fattah Jr.

But most of those witnesses, like Governor Rendell and Mayor Street, had contact with Fattah prior to the years spelled out in the indictment.


Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell. (credit: Chris Kleponis/Getty Images)

Former Governor Ed Rendell Testifies At Chaka Fattah Jr. Fraud Trial

Chaka Fattah Jr. opened his defense by calling a big name as his first witness.


Chaka Fattah Jr. speaking with reporters. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

FBI Agent In Chaka Fattah Jr. Trial Admits Tipping Off Reporter About Search Warrants

An FBI agent, the last government witness in the Chaka Fattah Jr.’s bank and tax fraud trial, admits tipping off a reporter and also testifies that Fattah leaked information to the media.


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Member Of Obama Administration Commends Minority Entrepreneurs In Philadelphia

Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Jay Williams says there are 8 million minority owned firms in the US that are “under appreciated and under recognized.”


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Advocates Of Indego Make Push Into Low Income Neighborhoods Looking For Potential Riders

The Indego bike-sharing program in Philadelphia is rolling well, now marking its first six months of operations with more users than other cities, like Washington and Boston did, for the same time period.


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Officials: Man Gets Into Physical Struggle With SEPTA Police Officer, Tasered, Dies

The Philadelphia Police Homicide Unit and the District Attorney’s Office follow protocol in these matters and always investigate when a person dies in police custody. SEPTA authorities are also doing an internal investigation.


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Some Students On Villanova Campus Against Move To Transition Public Safety Officers Into Armed Police Force

On the campus at Villanova University, not all students are comforted by the decision to transition the existing Public Safety Department into an armed University Police Force.


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Former TV Reporter Inspires Hope To Those Affected By Cancer

A former TV reporter who put a face on how to cope on a daily basis with being a breast cancer survivor was the keynote speaker at a “Celebration of Hope” conference for area patients, survivors and their loved ones.


Chelsea Clinton speaks with CBS 3 about her new book during a stop in Philadelphia. (credit: CBS 3)

Chelsea Clinton Plugs Her New Book In Philly

Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of a former President and current White House hopeful made the rounds in the Philadelphia area, talking about her family, her new book, and the challenges we all face.


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Demolition Contractor Convicted Of 6 Counts Of Involuntary Manslaughter In Philadelphia Building Collapse

A jury has found demolition contractor Griffin Campbell guilty on six counts of involuntary manslaughter in the 2013 Market Street building collapse in Center City that left six dead.


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Jurors Hear Closing Arguments In Trial Of Contractor Charged In Market St. Collapse

The jury in the trial of Griffin Campbell, the demolition contractor accused in the Market Street building collapse in 2013 heard day-long closing arguments, and deliberated about a half hour.




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