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.

Organizers of the Million Father March in the City Council Caucus Room. (credit: Steve Tawa)

‘Million Father March’ Set For First Day Of School In Philadelphia

Organizers of the annual “Million Father March” are getting set for the first day of school next Tuesday in the Philadelphia School District.


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Mayor, Organizers Dispute Predictions About Number Of Bus Fleets Expected For Papal Visit

Commercial charter buses and privately owned buses are gearing up to carry a ton of pilgrims along the Northeast Corridor. That includes RVs, passenger vans, motor coaches, school and mini buses.


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State Legislation Introduced To Regulate Uber And Lyft

Senator Carmera Bartolotta says these companies are operating under a two-year authority granted by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.


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Former Phila. Prison Guard Going To Trial For Allegedly Beating Inmate

This happened last November at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility.


Kayla makes her public debut at the Philadelphia Zoo. (Credit: CBS 3)

Philadelphia Zoo Welcomes Newest Resident: A 200 Pound Bear

The newest arrival at the Philadelphia Zoo is getting used to her surroundings.


PHS Chief of Shows Sam Lemheney & Cynthia MacLeod, Superintendent of Independence National Historical Park cut birthday cake for the Park Service. 
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Theme Of Next Year’s Flower Show Revealed

The Philadelphia Horticultural Society pays tribute to the National Park Service, as it plants the seeds for next year’s Flower Show at the Convention Center in March.


NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 24: A screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) shows the the Dow Jones industrial average briefly dropping over 1000 points in morning trading on August 24, 2015 in New York City. As the global economy continues to react from events in China, markets dropped significantly around the world on Monday. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Investors Look For Guidance Amid Global Sell-Off

“This is not the time to panic,” says chief economist Mark Zandi.


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Jurors Listen To Witness Testimony In Breakup Double Murder Trial

Crime Scene Unit Police Officer Robert Flade walked jurors through the Frankford house they processed; police recovered 14 fired cartridge casings.


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Bus Driver Accused Of Fatally Striking Man In Center City Claims He Didn’t Know He Hit Anyone

The driver of the tour bus that struck and killed a pedestrian Tuesday morning, near Philadelphia police headquarters, is remorseful and cooperating.


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Philadelphia Man Ordered Held For Trial In Murder Of Man Found In Suitcase

A judge has ordered a man held for trial for allegedly killing a man, stuffing his body in a suitcase and dumping the luggage in the weeds near Philadelphia International Airport.


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Phila. Poll Workers Bound Over For Court In Election Fraud Case

Three Philadelphia poll workers have waived their preliminary hearing after accusations that they tampered with a voting machine.


(Mayor Nutter meets with Pope Francis during a March 2014 trip to Rome with Gov. Corbett and Archbishop Chaput. Credit: CBS3)

Some Philadelphia Residents Griping About Inconvenience Of Pope Visit

The Pope’s upcoming visit to Philadelphia is the most talked about event around town, but in some circles, griping is beginning to seep into the conversation.


Small business owners at a networking event at Community College of Philadelphia. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Entrepreneurs Learn Skills From Goldman Sachs Program To Grow Small Businesses

CEO Cassandra Bailey of Slice Communications, who graduated from the intensive business education program last year, told the 20 new graduates she has hired four new people, and grew net operating revenue by 1,300% last year.


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.


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.