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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.

Gov. Wolf Focused On Medical Marijuana Over Recreational, For Now

Governor Wolf is not ready to jump on the cannabis bandwagon, even though Pennsylvania voters are warming to the idea of legalizing marijuana.


More Locations Have Drug Take-Back Boxes For Unwanted Meds In Medicine Cabinet

All 16 Philadelphia Police Districts, among other locations, also have drug take-back boxes to dispose of medications.


High School Students Take Part In Union League’s ‘Good Citizen Day’

Nearly 300 area high school juniors took part in a day-long program at the Union League, and City Hall, for spirited discussions on the Constitution.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/10/2017

City Honors Vets, Including Last Philadelphian To Survive Pearl Harbor

Veterans gathered to pay tribute to all of those who served, and get them services from dozens of providers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/09/2017

Campbell Soup Company Wraps Up WeeK-Long Volunteer Effort At Food Bank Of South Jersey

The Camden-based Campbell Soup Company wrapped up its annual “Make A Difference Week” with its top executive among the volunteers at the Food Bank of South Jersey in Pennsauken.


Nationally Recognized Disability Advocate Tells His Story At LaSalle University

The theme of Tuesday’s conference focused on the critical area of transition to adulthood.


MANNA To Double Its Capacity By Moving Kitchen To New Space

The new space is in Rodin Place, at 20th and Hamilton Streets.


PCOM ‘Research Day’ Showcases Student Projects For Medical Treatments, Cures

At “Research Day” on the campus of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine on City Avenue, students displayed posters featuring their ideas that may one day lead to discoveries that translate into treatments and cures.


Lead Defendant In Salvation Army Collapse Case Richard Basciano Dies At 91

The elderly real estate speculator at the heart of the deadly Salvation Army Thrift Store collapse in Philadelphia has died in New York.


Philly Job Training Center Opens New Career Path For Low-Income Residents

One of the region’s oldest and largest job training providers, Philadelphia Opportunities Industrial Center is lining up low-income folks for a new career path with a free bank training program.


Senator Casey: Pregnant Women In Workplace Should Get Same Protections As Americans With Disabilities Act

Pennsylvania US Senator Bob Casey is reintroducing two pieces of legislation that deal with pregnant women in the workforce and flexibility for working families.


Entrepreneurial UPenn Students Compete In Start-Up Challenge

The sharp minds at the University of Pennsylvania were on display during a competition among student-founded startups.


Low-Income Philadelphians Graduate Philabundance Culinary Program

Mayor Kenney and the staff at Philabundance cheered low-income Philadelphians graduating from a culinary arts training program to help them get jobs in commercial kitchens.


Main Line Hardware Store Says It Is Closing Shop After More Than 90 Years

One of the last of its kind, a neighborhood hardware store, will be closing its’ doors.


‘Too Tall’ Ballerina Lands On Her Feet With New Dance Company

The ballerina considered to be too tall by the Pennsylvania Ballet, and let go, has landed on her toes nicely.


La Salle Taps Graduating Senior As Commencement Speaker

While colleges and universities have lined up some notable figures as their commencement speakers for graduation ceremonies next month – from politicians and business people to rock stars – La Salle University continues its unique tradition.


Philadelphia Stock Exchange Moves To New Location

The Philadelphia Stock Exchange, the nation’s oldest, has moved into new space.


Vacant, Dilapidated Homes In Mantua Renovated Into Affordable Apartments

The $13-million development is the next step to revitalize and stabilize the Mantua community.


Rep. Boyle Concerned For Meals Program In Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts

In Norristown, the people who serve meals to home bound older folks are concerned about how President Trump’s proposed budget will affect their program.


Philly Public TV Station Gives Up Broadcast License In FCC Auction

The FCC created the auction to free up bandwidth to accommodate the growing capacity needs of wireless technology.


Detroit-Based Company Looks To Resurrect American Manufacturing

A Detroit-based watch and luxury goods company, capitalizing on its working-class heritage, is attracting interest because of its drive to resurrect American manufacturing.


Lansdale Man Accused Of Using Identity Of Deceased Baby For Decades

The mother of an infant who died in Fort Worth, Texas 45-years ago says they were “surprised and suspicious” that someone had assumed his name for more than 20 years.


Dr. Oz Visits Conrail Railroad Tracks To Highlight Nation’s Drug Epidemic

The stretch of tracks from the Fairhill section of Philadelphia to Kensington is known as “Camp Heroin.”


Environmentalists Say Trump’s Budget Cuts Will Make Philly Air Even Worse

Philadelphians breathe the second smoggiest air in Northeast, according to the latest data released by the advocacy group, PennEnvironment.


Philadelphia Kicks Off 20th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

Look around this week, and those cherry blossoms in Philadelphia are tell-tale signs of spring.


PA Expected To Receive More Than $30M In Volkswagen’s Emissions Settlement

Pennsylvania will receive a more than $30 million portion of a settlement with Volkswagen addressing environmental harm caused by the automaker’s emissions device on their diesel vehicles.


Volkswagen Pays Millions For Using Software In Its Diesel Vehicles To Beat Strict Emissions Tests

It’s part of a $157 million settlement agreement between the automaker and the Attorneys General of 10 states, including Pennsylvania.


NAACP Leaders Pushing For Laundromat Owner To Be Charged For Shooting Alleged Robber

Surveillance video shows the foot chase, and the trail of bills scattered in the air and on the sidewalk scooped up by bystanders.


Philly Tennis Great Denied Historical Marker At Germantown Cricket Club

Bill Tilden, who dominated any tennis court he set foot on in the 1920’s, will not get a plaque on his home court at Germantown Cricket Club.


Phila. Judge Says Fewer Accusers To Testify If Msgr. Lynn Retried

Monsignor Lynn has already served 33-months of a three-to-six-year sentence.




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