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.

A parking kiosk in Center City. (Credit: John McDevitt)

PPA Not Offering Enforcement Break For Papal Visit Just Yet

For now, all current parking regulations will be in effect, inside the traffic box and beyond.

08/07/2015

Artist rendering of "Bridge." (credit: GLUCK / Volley Studio)

New High-End Apartment Complex Is “Bridge” Between Old City And Waterfront

A new apartment building at the foot of Race Street – called “Bridge” – is designed to provide a link between the Old City District and Philadelphia’s waterfront.

08/05/2015

Thomas Coffee mug shot

Man Found Guilty In Murder Of Man Responding To Craigslist Ad In West Oak Lane

A Montgomery County man has been convicted of murder in the shooting death of a New Jersey man who was answering an ad for an ATV on the social media site Craigslist.

08/04/2015

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Defense In Craigslist Murder Trial Suggest An Investigator Planted Evidence

Prosecutor Guy D’Andrea told jurors that the defendant Thomas Coffee terrorized the 3 armed robbery victims that testified, id’ed him, and executed Daniel Cook when the victim tried to run away.

08/03/2015

Thomas Coffee mug shot

Defendant’s Alibi Witness Admits She Didn’t Leave Work Until After Alleged Craigslist Murder Occurred

Four days of testimony in the Craigslist murder trial in Philadelphia wrapped up with the defendant’s sister providing an alibi, as the bickering picked up between opposing lawyers.

07/31/2015

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Jury Hears 9-1-1 Call Of Fiancee Of Craigslist Murder Victim

She said when she called the 9-1-1 dispatcher, she was worried that the shooter was coming to get her too

07/30/2015

Thomas Coffee mug shot

‘Don’t Move Or I’m Squeezing,’ Witness Describes Armed Robbery In Craigslist Murder Trial

Prosecutors allege that 25-year-old Thomas Coffee of Willow Grove participated in four armed robberies, including one in which he returned to his old West Oak Lane neighborhood, gunning down a man who had responded to a Craigslist ad for an All Terrain Vehicle.

07/29/2015

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Jury Hears Murder Trial In Death Of Man Who Responded To Craigslist Ad In West Oak Lane

A Philadelphia Jury is hearing the murder trial of a Willow Grove man in connection with a series of crimes that allegedly used Craigslist as bait.

07/28/2015

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Police On The Hunt For Driver In Deadly Hit-Run Crash In Juniata Park

Philadelphia Police are on the trail of a driver involved in a deadly hit and run crash Sunday night in the Juniata Park section of the city.

07/27/2015

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Initiative Uses Arts As Foundation For Promoting Pride In Chester

A demonstration was presented this past week in Council Chambers at Chester City Hall.

07/26/2015

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Pa. Supreme Court Sides With City Over Giving, Retracting Promotions In Philadelphia Fire Department

This long running dispute broke out more than two years ago, when Firefighters Local 22 pressed in court to compel the Nutter administration to fill open captain and lieutenant vacancies.

07/21/2015

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House Panel Gets Earful On Hearing Regarding Single-Family Homes As College Student Rentals

A Pennsylvania House panel got an earful while conducting a hearing in West Chester on proposed legislation to preempt local ordinances that restrict the use of single-family homes as college student rentals.

07/20/2015

(St. Laurentius Catholic Church, on East Berks Street in Fishtown.  2014 photo by Cherri Gregg)

Phila. Historical Commission Gives Historic Designation To Vacant Fishtown Church Building

St. Laurentius Church, which was slated to be demolished, has won a reprieve from the city’s Historical Commission by receiving a historical designation.

07/10/2015

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Bill Cosby’s First Accuser Seeks To Have Secret Records Opened

The former Temple University staffer says Cosby and his PR staff have been ignoring her confidentiality agreement in order to spin the story his way.

07/09/2015

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