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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.

Photo credit: KYW's Steve Tawa

Curveball Question Thrown At Fed Chair Yellen During Philadelphia Q&A

Janet Yellen expects interest rates to “gradually increase,” but she did not specify a timetable.



New Philadelphia Fire Department Campaign Aims To Limit Unnecessary 9-1-1 Calls

The Philadelphia Fire Department is on a campaign to encourage folks to hold off making Emergency Medical Services 9-1-1 calls, when they have non-medical issues.


(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Security Firm Hired To Vet 16K DNC Volunteers

Verified Volunteers, which handled the Pope’s recent visit, was selected through a competitive bidding process.


(credit: Steve Tawa)

Some Philly Elementary Schools To Receive AEDs

The School District of Philadelphia is getting better first aid kits


Chaka Fattah File Photo (Credit: Michael Buckner/ Getty Images)

Defense Presents Its Case In Chaka Fattah Trial

The defense is now putting on its case, including calling character witnesses on behalf of Congressman Chaka Fattah, now entering the fourth week of his racketeering conspiracy trial.


Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks to World Affairs Council at the Bellevue in Philadelphia.
(credit: Steve Tawa)

Fed Chair Offers Clues To Next Rate Move

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s speech to the World Affairs Council in Philadelphia on Monday was a last chance to get insights into Fed thinking on its next rate move, before next week’s monetary policy meeting.


Yannick Nezet-Seguin is courtesy of the Phila Orch:

(Credit: Jessica Griffin)

Philadelphia Orchestra Director Will Soon Share Talents With Metropolitan Opera

In a simultaneous development with the Met announcement, the Philadelphia Orchestra says he has renewed his deep commitment here, by extending his contract with the Philadelphia Orchestra in the position through 2025, at least.


The 2015 Bike Race (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Manayunk Native One Of Many Riders In This Year’s Bike Race

The world’s fittest – and fastest – cyclists are rolling into town again this weekend.


Workers and volunteers at the "Stop Hunger" food drive (credit: Steve Tawa)

‘Stop Hunger’ Food Drive Helps Kids Get Meals They Need On Summer Break

SEPTA and Philabundance rallied against hunger at Dilworth Park, outside City Hall, aboard a “Stop Hunger at Your Station” food drive.


(credit: Steve Tawa)

Ralston Center Aims To Help West Philadelphia Seniors With ‘Age-Friendly’ Initiative

Ralston Center CEO Joseph Lukach says “quality of life in aging” is an issue more relevant now than ever before.


(Photo provided by Septa)

SEPTA Postpones Fare Increases

SEPTA’s new operating budget delays fare increases for another year, and its capital budget includes adding more hybrid buses to grow its greening fleet.


(Credit: Steve Tawa)

Annual Ceremony Honors Members Of Edison Class Of ’64 Who Died In Vietnam War

One local high school was devastated by loss during the Vietnam-era conflict, and the sacrifice of dozens of classmates is not forgotten.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/27/2016

Haddon Avenue in Camden will be getting some much needed improvements. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

One Of South Jersey’s Oldest Roads Getting New Look

A half-mile stretch of Haddon Avenue in Camden will soon be getting badly needed streetscape enhancements.


Developer Carl Dranoff (L) and Architect Cecil Baker (R) (credit: Steve Tawa)

Luxury Condo ‘One Riverside’ Topped Off At Entrance To Schuylkill River Trail

The developer and his architect on the $110-million “One Riverside” project took reporters and photographers on hard hat rides up the hoist to the 22nd story during topping off ceremonies.


(credit: Steve Tawa)

Accountants, Auditors Take The Stand In Fattah Trial

Accountants and auditors take the stand at the racketeering conspiracy trial of Congressman Chaka Fattah, where federal prosecutors continue on a path of following the money.




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