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.

Philadelphia’s Vision Zero: Making Streets Safer For Pedestrians, Bicyclists And Motorists

The aim of Vision Zero in Philadelphia is to lay out proven strategies to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2030, through education, engineering and enforcement.


Local Religious Leaders Stand Together Following Jewish Cemetery Vandalism

Nearly 200 Interfaith leaders from several religions gathered at the Lutheran Seminary in the Germantown section of Philadelphia to stand in solidarity.


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Mayor Kenney Teams With Legal Community To Fight Trump Immigration Laws

Mayor Kenney and some of Philadelphia’s most prominent legal minds gathered in Center City as part of a new alliance called Take Action Philly, or TAP.


Department Of Revenue Holds ‘Taxpayer Appreciation Day’

The Philadelphia Department of Revenue held a Taxpayer Appreciation Day on Friday at the Municipal Services Building.


Humanitarian Addresses Philly High School About Risks Facing Mexican Workers

An international humanitarian aid worker spoke to students at Hallahan Girl’s High School about how Catholic Relief Services is helping to improve the quality of life of the most at-risk people in Mexico.


Broadway Conductor, Philly Native Leads Masterclass With Choir Students At GAMP

What a music lesson for the high school choir at Girard Academic Music Program in South Philadelphia.


Fishtown Schoolyard To Become Green Space

An asphalt schoolyard at the Alexander Adaire School in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia, is being transformed into a green space.


At Valley Forge Park, A Celebration For George Washington On Presidents Day

Today would have been Washington’s 285th birthday.


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Fairmount Waterworks Opens Mussel Exhibit Along River Trail

The Fairmount Water Works is hatching a plan to help clean the water we drink every day, with a Mussels Hatchery.


One Final Fling For LOVE Statue At Dilworth Park

A hearty send-off for an iconic pop-art sculpture on Valentine’s Day.


Anti-Immigration Posters Found On Penn State Main Campus

On the Penn State campus, someone was attaching unsigned anti-immigration posters to bulletin boards that university officials have denounced, and promptly removed.


Delaware River Waterfront Starts Recreational Fund In Honor Of Late Boardmember

In memory of the passing of a board member, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is committing funds to support outdoor recreational opportunities for young people.


Federal Appeals Court In Philadelphia Makes Ruling Involving Prisoners And Solitary Confinement

There are currently 173 people identified as capital case inmates in Pennsylvania.


A Snowy Test For New ‘SEPTA Key’ System

On a snowy day for commuting, SEPTA expanded its key fare system.


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DeVos ‘Unqualified And Unfit’ Says Philadelphia Federation Of Teachers

The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers came out strongly against President Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education.




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