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Steve Tawa

Steve TawaSteve Tawa joined KYW Newsradio in 1990, and splits his time between reporting and anchoring.

He likes 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 in 1976 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.

(US military veterans use specialized wheelchairs to compete in a game of "Quad Rugby," nicknamed "murderball."  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Hosts Military Veterans’ Wheelchair Athletic Games

The US Department of Veterans Affairs and the Paralyzed Veterans of America present the games each year, open to military vets who use wheelchairs due to spinal cord injuries, amputations, or neurological problems.

08/12/2014

Harrah's Casino Flag Atlantic City. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawsuits Allege Harrah’s Security Guards Roughed Up Visitors

Two Philadelphia men are among the first bringing their lawsuits to federal court in Camden.

08/12/2014

(Photo by Steve Tawa)

In Philadelphia, A Dream Wedding For a Couple Dealing With Groom’s Terminal Illness

The groom, Pierre Freeman, has an inoperable brain tumor, diagnosed in 2008.

08/07/2014

(File photo.  Credit: CBS 3)

Mummers May Shorten Parade Route, And Reverse Course on Broad Street

One parade official says the current parade route has long stretches with few spectators: “There’s nobody there but the policemen directing traffic.”

08/06/2014

Sophie Grueterich. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Pa. Ranks Out Of Top 10 States For Solar Energy, N.J. Ranks 3rd

Penn Environment field organizer Sophie Grueterich says while Philadelphia has set a goal of producing enough solar power for 20,000 homes by 2025, more solar-friendly policies are needed to make it happen.

08/06/2014

(Dr. Ronald Harty, in file photo provided by Penn Vet.  Photo by John Donges)

Penn Vet Research May Lead To Future Treatment For Deadly Ebola Virus

Dr. Ronald Harty and his team are studying the molecular workings of viruses, aiming to reduce their ability to spread infection.

08/05/2014

A shrine is set up at the scene of the crash at Germantown and Allegheny Avenues. (credit: Molly Daly)

Funeral Held For 3 Children Killed In North Philly Carjacking Crash

Funeral services were held Monday for three children killed when a sport utility vehicle that police said had been carjacked by two men plowed into a family selling fruit on a North Philadelphia street corner last month.

08/04/2014

A GameStop store in Center City. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

New Philadelphia GameStop Policy Requires Customer Fingerprints When Trading In Games

GameStop is now requiring its customers in Philadelphia, but not in the suburbs, to provide a fingerprint scan on certain transactions.

08/01/2014

Council President Clarke leads the discussion at CCP (Credit: Steve Tawa)

City Council Looks To Improve Philadelphia Neighborhoods

City Council President Darrell Clarke and his colleagues are pushing a CSI “to make every neighborhood a community of choice.”

07/31/2014

(Amtrak's 30th Street Station, with the Cira Centre in the background.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

US House OKs Plan To Rename Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station

A bipartisan bill to rename Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station in honor of former US congressman Bill Gray has been approved in the House, and now moves to the US Senate for consideration.

07/29/2014

Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey at Green Lane Bridge (credit: Steve Tawa)

Senator Casey Calls On Congress To Provide Long-term Fix For Highway Trust Fund

Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey is calling on Congress to avoid the equivalent of a government shut down of federally funded highway projects.

07/28/2014

(Eagles' president Don Smolenski points to new video screens and video "ribbons" that are being rolled out in Lincoln Financial Field.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Eagles Show Off Linc’s New Amenities, Including Expanded Video

“It’s going to be like what you experience at home: these are the highest resolution video boards in the National Football League,” said team president Don Smolenski.

07/25/2014

Ron Blount, president of the Taxi Workers Alliance of Pennsylvania, at right, testifies.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

All Philadelphia Taxicabs Will Get Security Cameras

“If people know that their face is going to be shown on KYW or CBS, they’re less likely to assault these drivers,” said the president of the Taxi Workers Alliance.

07/24/2014

(A rendering of the expanded Sugarhouse Casino, on Delaware Avenue near Shackamaxon Street.)

SugarHouse Casino Breaks Ground For Poker, More Table Games

Philadelphia’s first casino is spreading its bets, breaking ground on an expansion.

07/22/2014

(The very first Wawa store, in Folsom, Pa., in 1964.  Historic photo provided by Wawa)

Wawa Plans Replacement For Its Original ‘Store #1,’ in Folsom, Pa.

The first Wawa store, which opened for business in 1964, in Delaware County, will be closing to make way for a new one, just up the road.

07/21/2014

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