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.

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Sentencing Day For Demolition Contractor Convicted In Deadly Building Collapse

A jury convicted him last October on six counts of involuntary manslaughter and other charges.


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African American Museum Plans Four Days Of Programming To Celebrate Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The African-American Museum in Philadelphia is set to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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Kenney Discusses Ending Controversial ‘Stop And Risk’ Police Policy

Mayor Kenney calls calls the controversial ‘stop and frisk’ tactic “unfortunate terminology used as a crime fighting tool.”


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Richard Ross Sworn In As Philadelphia’s Police Commissioner

The Philadelphia Police Department has a new leader, but he’s a familiar top cop who has worn brass on his shoulders for quite some time. Richard Ross has been sworn in – at his alma mater – Central High School.



Advocates Say Christie’s Decision To Reinstate Work Requirements For Food Stamps Will Result In Longer Food Pantry Lines

Back in 2009, because of the recession, states were able to waive a federal requirement that food-stamp recipients work at least 20 hours a week, when unemployment was over 10 percent.


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New Pa. Turnpike Rates In Effect Starting Today

New rates kick in today on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, at an increase of 6 percent.


Mayor Michael Nutter speaking about I-95 study (photo credit Steve Tawa)

Nutter: Federal Government Supports I-95 Study

The federal government now agrees with critics who’ve been complaining since the early 1960s about how I-95 has cut off the waterfront from other neighborhoods in Philadelphia.


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Camden County Police Lieutenant Remembers Beloved K9 Zero

Zero, credited with 68 apprehensions – the most in state history – died of natural causes at the age of 12.


Photo of Ellsworth Kelly (Left) and Carlos Basualdo, senior curator of contemporary art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (right). Photo Credit: Philadelphia Museum of Art

Local Art Experts Reflect On The Life Of Contemporary Artist Ellsworth Kelly

The abstract painter and sculptor, who died at his home in Spencertown, New York, shaped his own distinctive “vocabulary”, whether creating brilliant colors on canvas or making sculptures based on “keen observations he saw in nature and the world around him.”


COPS Office Director Ronald Davis
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Justice Dept. Releases Progress Report On Efforts To Improve Philly Police Training On Use Of Deadly Force & Community Policing

The Philadelphia Police Department was given 91-recommendations last March to address officer involved shootings and use of deadly force incidents.


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Falls Bridge To Be Closed In February For Repairs

Early next year, it will be closed to traffic for repairs.


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Second Day Of Deliberations In Trial Of Woman Charged In Connection With Assault On Same-Sex Couple

Jurors will return Friday morning for more deliberations.


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Deliberations Resume Thursday In Center City Gay Couple Attack Trial

At the gay bashing trial of a Southampton, Bucks County woman, jurors deliberated for about five hours Wednesday, and will return in the morning to talk it over.


Bucks County Woman On Trial In Connection With Assault On Same-Sex Couple Takes The Stand

A Bucks County woman on trial in connection with the 2014 assault on a gay couple in Center City has taken the stand, in her own defense.


(File photo by KYW's Tony Hanson)

Rep. Norcross: Terrorist Background Check Loophole For Buying Guns Is Urgent Security Matter

New Jersey Congressman Donald Norcross and a band of South Jersey law enforcement officials are spotlighting what they call the “urgent national security concern of the terrorist background check loophole for gun purchases.”




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